- Nitrous oxide, carbon dioxide and methane are the gases making the most effect on climate change in regard to agriculture
- Methane is emitted by livestock and natural processes in the soil
- The amount of methane in the air has increased by 150% since 1750
- Methane is 15 to 20 times more powerful than carbon dioxide
- Carbon dioxide is released through farming machinery and carbon farming
- Nitrous oxide is released with synthetic fertilisers
- Nitrous oxide assists with bacteria growth in farming
- In order for farming companies to stay safe and avoid bankruptcy, they need to adopt a food system to cope
- Solar pumping, fence charging are both ideas farmers need to move to
- Australian cotton growers have reduced their insecticide by 89% over the last decade
The last 150 years human have been doing many things which cause impact to the climate. We are fundamentally releasing a huge amount of harmful gases into the Earth’s atmosphere, and records show that the global temperatures are rising. In the last centenary the earths temperature has increased by approximately 1 degree. This temperature is very low however the whole earth has been impacted by this which has resulted in many things changing. Whether is becoming more unpredictable and animals/habitats are becoming effected/destroyed along with many other negative factors which are the result of this climate change. In order to provide a positive effect to this situation we need to decrease the amount of negative gases released into the atmosphere.
Year 9/10 sustainability elective class members. Please note the class size is 10 students!!!