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Climate change
Farming and global warming
  1. ffinlo Costain
  1. Farmwel, Two Ways, The Hollow, Child Okeford, Dorset DT11 8EX
  1. email: ffinlo{at}

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I agree with many points raised by Rosemary Perkins in her letter (VR, 2 November 2019, vol 185, pp 542-543) following my article, ‘Livestock are not the global warming enemy’ (VR, 12 October 2019, p 449). In particular, I agree that intensive livestock farming is unsustainable, that methane produces an intense burst of global warming when first released and that action to mitigate climate change and restore nature must be coupled.

The methane work by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change researchers, based at the University …

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