Better scientific understanding of agriculture role in climate change needed


A team of scientists led by Sir John Beddington, Britain’s chief scientific advisor, is urging that agriculture be a top priority in climate change negotiations, saying it’s vital for global food security and for reducing carbon emissions. Following the latest United Nations climate conference in December, the recommendations appear in the 20 January issue of Science magazine. In the article, "What Next for Agriculture After Durban", the scientists say negotiations there made "incremental progress" in helping farmers adapt to climate change while reducing agriculture’s contribution to global warming.


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