Effects of industrial agriculture on climate change and the mitigation potential of small-scale agro-ecological farms

  title={Effects of industrial agriculture on climate change and the mitigation potential of small-scale agro-ecological farms},
  author={Brenda B. Lin and M Jahi Chappell and John H. Vandermeer and Gerald James Smith and Eileen Quintero and Rachel Bezner-Kerr and Daniel M Griffith and Stuart Ketcham and Steven C. Latta and Philip McMichael and Krista L. McGuire and Ron Nigh and Dianne E. Rocheleau and John Soluri and Ivette Perfecto},
According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), agriculture is responsible for 10–12% of total global anthropogenic emissions and almost a quarter of the continuing increase of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Not all forms of agriculture, however, have equivalent impacts on global warming. Industrial agriculture contributes significantly to global warming, representing a large majority of total agriculture-related GHG emissions. Alternatively, ecologically based methods for… CONTINUE READING

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