Agriculture and the Greenhouse Gases.
Janzen, H.H. (2008). "Agriculture and the Greenhouse Gases.", Prairie Soils and Crops, 1:1, pp. 5-10.
The atmosphere is changing, notably from emissions of greenhouse gases - CO2, CH4, and N2O - released from human activity worldwide. With rising concentrations of these gases come fears of abruptly-altered climate, prompting demands to reduce emissions. Canadian farmers are closely linked to this effort; not only can they aim to reduce their own emissions, but they can sometimes also remove CO2 from air by building soil carbon. Far-sighted responses to this issue may be best envisioned through conversation among farmers, scientists, policymakers, and public citizens. That way, the challenges ahead are illuminated by collective wisdom, and climate change may become, not just an ominous problem, but also an opportunity.