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Agriculture as a Cause and a Cure of Climate Change: Consumer Choices that Mitigate Global Warming – Part 2 by Gretchen Kurtenacker, MS, MLS(ASCP), MT(AMT), NTP(NTA)

Part II: The Solutions Figure 1. Farmers Market Table, (Growing Washington, 2016) In 1994 the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was created. It challenged countries to halt ever increasing greenhouse gases (GHGs) in order to slow climate change in time to ensure that ecosystems could adapt, food security could be maintained, and read more…

Agriculture as a Cause and a Cure of Climate Change: Consumer Choices that Mitigate Global Warming – Part 1 by Gretchen Kurtenacker, MS, MLS(ASCP), MT(AMT), NTP(NTA)

Part 1: The Problems Figure 1. Global average temperature, (NASA, 2018) Introduction The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), predicts, based upon current levels of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, that temperatures will increase to 1.5 degree Celsius above pre-industrial levels sometime between 2030 to 2052, (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [IPCC], 2018). We have read more…