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Soil, land and climate change

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Prod-ID: INF-118-en
Published 30 Sep 2019 Last modified 15 Jan 2020
Soil contains significant amounts of carbon and nitrogen, which can be released into the atmosphere depending on how we use the land. Clearing or planting forests, the melting of permafrost can tilt the greenhouse gas emission balance one way or the other. Climate change can also substantially alter what farmers can produce and where.

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