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Farming in a changing climate

Farming in a changing climate

agricultural adaptation in Canada

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Published by UBC Press in Vancouver .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Crops and climate -- Canada,
  • Crops and climate -- Methodology,
  • Agricultural ecology -- Canada,
  • Agriculture and state -- Canada,
  • Agriculture -- Management -- Canada,
  • Cultures et climat -- Canada,
  • Cultures et climat -- Méthodologie,
  • Écologie agricole -- Canada,
  • Politique agricole -- Canada,
  • Agriculture -- Gestion -- Canada

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-261) and index.

    Statementedited by Ellen Wall, Barry Smit, and Johanna Wandel.
    SeriesSustainability and the environment
    ContributionsWall, Ellen., Smit, Barry., Wandel, Johanna, 1971-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsS600.5 .F37 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 273 p. :
    Number of Pages273
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16847508M
    ISBN 109780774813938
    LC Control Number2008378699

    In this book the term carbon farming is used to describe a suite of crops and agricultural practices that sequester carbon in the soil and in perennial vegetation like trees. If widely implemented, these practices have the capacity to sequester hundreds of billions of tons . Agriculture contributes to climate change both by anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases and by the conversion of non-agricultural land such as forests into agricultural land. In , agriculture, forestry and land-use change were estimated to contribute 20–25% of global annual emissions.

    USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Exit - Since , the SARE grants and education program has advanced agricultural innovation that promotes profitability, stewardship of the land, air and water, and quality of life for farmers, ranchers and their communities. USGS - Climate and Land Use Change Mission Area -The USGS is a science organization that provides impartial.   A study published this month in Nature Climate Change found that deploying land sector strategies like carbon farming, as well as food waste reduction .

      What We Know About Climate Change by Kerry Emanuel nonfiction. An M.I.T. climatologist and a conservative, Emanuel sounds the alarm in a measured and scientifically sound way, making clear what we. Climate Change effects on Agriculture and Natural Resources C. hanges in climate and extreme weather have already occurred and are increasing challenges for agriculture nationally and globally. Many of the impacts are expected to continue or intensify in the future. The efects of a changing climate and enhanced climate.


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