Carbon farming lesson plan, Agroecology
Carbon Farming & Agroecology in California Farmlands: The mounting scientific evidence of climate change and predictions for the future (sea level rise, increasing droughts, flooding from extreme weather events, and global temperature rise) carries with it a need for human action. Both adaptation and mitigation are necessary action pathways upon which society must embark. Adaptation, or dealing with the inevitable changes already happening, is distinct from mitigation, which minimizes the predicted consequences through activities that reduce the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. This lesson focuses on mitigation activities possible through the lens of agriculture, specifcally agriculture practiced in an agroecological fashion. Many terms are used interchangeably when it comes to mitigating climate change on farmland, including climate smart agriculture, agroecology, and carbon farming.
Facing the Future, Western Washington University, "Carbon Farming: Lesson Plan Recommended for Grades 8 - 12" (2016). Facing the Future Publications. 16.
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