How much do direct livestock emissions actually contribute to global warming?

@article{Reisinger2018HowMD,
  title={How much do direct livestock emissions actually contribute to global warming?},
  author={A. Reisinger and J. Clark},
  journal={Global Change Biology},
  year={2018},
  volume={24},
  pages={1749–1761}
}
  • A. Reisinger, J. Clark
  • Published 2018
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Global Change Biology
  • Agriculture directly contributes about 10%-12% of current global anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, mostly from livestock. However, such percentage estimates are based on global warming potentials (GWPs), which do not measure the actual warming caused by emissions and ignore the fact that methane does not accumulate in the atmosphere in the same way as CO2 . Here, we employ a simple carbon cycle-climate model, historical estimates and future projections of livestock emissions to infer the… CONTINUE READING
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