Online Climate Change Resources

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The following information is a Web Extra from the pages of Farm Journal. It corresponds with the article "Climate Conundrum” by Jeanne Bernick and Roger Bernard. You can find the article on page 12 in the September 2009 issue.

ERS research focuses on how changes in global climate may affect both U.S. and world agricultural production, and investigates those agricultural practices—such as conservation tillage or winter cover crops—that can mitigate climate change by reducing emissions or increasing carbon sequestration.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was established in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to assess the available scientific, technical, and socio-economic information in the field of climate change.
CASMGS is a consortium of nine universities and one National Laboratory assembled to investigate the
potential of agricultural soils to mitigate greenhouse gases.
The Pew Center on Global Climate Change brings together business leaders, policy makers, scientists, and other experts to bring a new approach to a complex and often controversial issue.
Provides comprehensive information on soil carbon sequestration and other methods of agricultural soils greenhouse gas mitigation to the general public, policymakers, scientists, nongovernmental organizations, agricultural interests, and those entities that are interested in buying carbon and other greenhouse gas credits.
Explains what the Department of Energy is doing to confront the issue of global climate change.
Looks at global climate change from the perspective of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
A groupcomprised of national farm leaders from all three major commodities, the biofuels industry, and other key agricultural stakeholders that has spent two years studying and addressing potential carbon offset markets for agriculture that could result from national policy.


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