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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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Open thread for night owls: The futility of 'just the facts' climate science

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos (last year)

At Grist, David Roberts discusses The futility of “just the facts” climate science: Introduce climate science into a milieu characterized by suspicion of scientific elites, hostility toward government, and tribal support for fossil ... Read Post

Yes, Solving Climate Change Is Super-Cheap

US Politics / Liberal : Think Progress (2 hours ago)

The most important climate issue is the cost and consequences of inaction. The science has now reached the point that one can definitively say failure to very aggressively try to "solve" climate change is not either a rational or mo... Read Post

New science reveals agriculture’s true climate impact

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Grist (3 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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