Davis study on land use and pollution

AirUCI faculty Steve Davis has published a study showing that land-use change – including clearing of carbon-absorbing forests to create farms and pastures – contributed about 3/4 of the amount of greenhouse gases driven by the global trade of agricultural goods between 2004 and 2017.  “Roughly a quarter of all human greenhouse gas emissions are from land use,” said Steve. “Our work shows that large shares of these emissions in lower-income countries are related to consumption in more developed countries.”  Read the article

Friday, May 6, 2022