Scientists are warning that agriculture must take steps to help the Earth avoid a “climate change catastrophe”.
A new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has revealed that action must be taken now to avoid an increase in global temperatures of 3C – way above the 1.5C target.
The 728-page document urges a dramatic reduction of methane emissions from livestock production, among other agricultural products, and a push towards greener energy and deep cuts in fossil fuel use.
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According to the NFU, around two-fifths of farmers and growers have already diversified to produce clean, low-carbon renewable energy and many are taking measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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