Farming Our Way Out of the Climate Crisis
Project Drawdown analyses how changing land uses, agricultural practices, and food system offers numerous opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, sequester atmospheric carbon, and help address climate change-
The report provides valuable data and infographics to explain why reducing emissions and enhancing carbon sinks in pour food system address climate change.
"First, climate-altering CO2 emissions are released from land use practices, especially clearing forests and other landscapes to create new agricultural land. Second, humans release other greenhouse gases — not just carbon dioxide — that affect our climate. Most important of these are the emissions of methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O). Methane emissions come largely from industry and agriculture, including from livestock and rice fields. And most of our nitrous oxide emissions also stem from agriculture, especially from fertilizers, manure, and burning crop residues"