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Attitudes to climate change


Agriculture Bill: Soil at heart of UK farm grant revolution

22nd Jan 2020

BBC environment analyst, Roger Harrabin looks into the future of UK soils and their potential providing services for society like clean air, clean and plentiful water, flood protection, thriving wildlife and climate change resilience.

A promise to do more to protect the soil will form part of a vision for the UK farm industry being unveiled by the government later.

About Farm Carbon Toolkit

20th Jan 2020


2020 marks a full 10 years since we started giving free, impartial advice to farmers and growers. We started because we wanted to encourage, inform and enable all farmers and growers to cut their carbon footprint. Our mission remains the same and we do not have any vested interests. Today, as always, we are run by farmers for farmers.

UN Climate Change Report: Land Clearing and Farming contribute a third of the world's greenhouse gases - the views from Australia

9th Aug 2019

This article has been written by Mark Howden, the director of the Climate Change Institute, at ANU in Canberra, Australia. I was priviledged to meet him when I was doing my Nuffield a couple of years ago and spoke to him about climate mitigation and opportunities as well as what was happening in Australia in this space. The article below was published in The Conversation on the 8th August 2019, and can be viewed in its original form here. 

To move the planet forward we must think differently about sustainability, one piece on work happening in America

23rd Apr 2018

Source: AgriPulse, 4th April 2018 Opinion: To move our planet forward, food and agriculture must think about sustainability differently, by Chris Policinski.

This article appeared in an American journal, but some of the messages ring true for the UK as well!

New Communication handbook released for IPCC scientists

20th Feb 2018

Source: Climate Outreach 

This communications handbook has been commissioned by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and is the first time such guidance has been produced for the world's leading scientific body on climate change.

The handbook sets out six principles for effective communication ahead of the IPCC's 1.5 degrees special report later this year.

An American Viewpoint on the way forward to engage farmers with climate change

12th Apr 2017

Source: The Conversation, 5th April 2017, Author: Matthew Russell

President Trump, congressional Republicans and most American farmers share common positions on climate change: They question the science showing human activity is altering the global climate and are skeptical of using public policy to reduce greenhouse gas pollution.