Global food system emissions alone threaten warming beyond 1.5°C – but we can act now to stop it

Modern agriculture releases lots of different greenhouse gas emissions, each with complex effects on the global climate.

John Lynch, Postdoctoral Researcher in Physics, University of Oxford • conversation
Nov. 5, 2020 ~7 min

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How to reverse global wildlife declines by 2050

Wildlife populations have plummeted by 68% since 1970. But we have a plan to turn things around.

Piero Visconti, Research Scholar, Ecosystem Services and Management Programme, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) • conversation
Sept. 14, 2020 ~6 min

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It's time to rethink the disrupted US food system from the ground up

There's growing interest in making the US food system more resilient and flexible, but soil – the origin of nearly everything we eat – is often left out of the picture.

Sarah M. Collier, Assistant Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington • conversation
June 5, 2020 ~9 min

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New Jersey's small, networked dairy farms are a model for a more resilient food system

Small-scale dairy farmers are struggling across the US – but in New Jersey they've developed a model that keeps their products and their customers local.

Simon Levin, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University • conversation
June 3, 2020 ~9 min

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