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New Science Reveals Agriculture’s True Climate Impact

by Tom Laskawy, via Grist When I examined the reasons agriculture often gets a pass in climate negotiations recently, I pointed to the fact that precise measurement of the climate impact of many industrial farming practices remains difficult and controversial. This is especially true when it comes to synthetic nitrogen fertilizer. The effect of excess fertilizer [...]
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In defense of organic

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Grist (3 years ago)

by Tom Laskawy. As Grist readers know, “mythbusting” Scientific American blogger Christie Wilcox took on organic agriculture recently in “Mythbusting 101: Organic Farming > Conventional Agriculture.” Now, I do agree that there shoul... Read Post

Watch Obama’s Top Science Advisor Repeatedly Shut Down Climate Deniers At House Climate Hearing

US Politics / Liberal : Think Progress (yesterday)

Holdren had to explain to Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) why climate scientists don't always measure "global wobbling" when modeling temperature data. The post Watch Obama’s Top Science Advisor Repeatedly Shut Down Climate Deniers At Ho... Read Post

New science reveals agriculture’s true climate impact

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Grist (2 years ago)

By Tom Laskawy Scientists can finally proves that overuse of fertilizer in industrial farming is a major cause of climate change. But whether or not this will make it possible to hold Big Ag accountable is another question. Read Post


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