A proposal to rethink agriculture in the climate calculations

  title={A proposal to rethink agriculture in the climate calculations},
  author={Per Frankelius},
  journal={Agronomy Journal},
  • P. Frankelius
  • Published 1 July 2020
  • Environmental Science
  • Agronomy Journal
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  • Proceedings of the Phytochemical Society of Europe
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