Soil, land and climate change

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Prod-ID: INF-118-en
Published 30 Sep 2019 Last modified 12 Nov 2019
Soil contains significant amounts of carbon and nitrogen, which can be released into the atmospheredepending on how we use the land. Clearing or planting forests, the melting of permafrost can tilt thegreenhouse gas emission balance one way or the other. Climate change can also substantially alter whatfarmers can produce and where.

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