Growing Climate Solutions: Climate-Smart Agriculture

Agriculture is responsible for 25 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Unlike fossil fuels, agriculture can be harder to measure and target. Solutions to reducing greenhouse gases from agriculture must focus on methane and nitrous oxide, and have the potential for significant climate benefits, according to David Lobell, professor of Earth system science at Stanford University.

Stanford Earth scientists discuss climate-smart agriculture.
A bill under debate in Congress would pave the way to verifying and paying for farms’ carbon savings. Stanford scientists explore this and other opportunities for growing climate change solutions on U.S. farms.
A major bill with bipartisan …