HNF 150 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Sustainability, Dynamic Equilibrium, Soil Structure

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19 Feb 2019
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Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. - "report of the world commission on environment and. Meeting human needs in a socially just manner without depriving ecosystems of their health. - nelson and vucetich, 2010. A goal to work towards, not an endpoint. An incremental series of changes within a system: goals of sustainable food systems. Preserve rural landscape/way of life: impact of climate change on human health, greenhouse gases (ghg) and climate change. Earth"s surface absorbs solar radiation, and re-radiates it as heat. Co2 and other greenhouse gases (ghg) reduce the rate at which this heat can escape into space. The more ghg, the higher the global temperature. Percent contribution of greenhouse gases (ghg) from agriculture: 20% (some would say 25%) Three main greenhouse gases associated with agriculture: #1 agricultural contributor to ghg: industrial food production emissions.

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