Some of you may be aware of this work (published June 2018) though just in case…..
“Long-lived pollutants, like carbon dioxide, persist in the atmosphere, building up over centuries. The CO2 created by burning coal in the 18th century is still affecting the climate today.” says Dr Michelle Cain from the Oxford Martin Programme on Climate Pollutants. “Short-lived pollutants, like methane, disappear within a few years. Their effect on the climate is important, but very different from that of CO2: yet current policies treat them all as ‘equivalent’””.
To read more on this research click here.
And something from WRI to make us think on how to feed 10 billion people by 2050: https://www.wri.org/blog/2018/12/how-sustainably-feed-10-billion-people-2050-21-charts
Agriculture is not the only sector having to change – the Cement sector has similar challenges: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-46455844