For Agriculture, Rise in Extreme Weather Requires New Strategies
There’s no way around it – agriculture is both a perpetrator and a victim of climate change. In the United States, agriculture is responsible for 9 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, climate change and its resultant higher temperatures, droughts, floods and extreme weather represent perhaps the greatest existential threat to U.S. agriculture in the 21st century. That’s according to a recently leaked final draft of the Climate Science Special Report, the work of 13 federal agencies.
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