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Climate change
Greenhouse gas emissions in UK agriculture
  1. David Burch
  1. The Round House, The Friary, Old Windsor, Berkshire SL4 2NR
  1. email: d.burch{at}

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Following a number of critical television programmes and adverse media comment with regard to the environmental damage caused by global agriculture, it stimulated me to seek information to determine what was the extent of the problem in the UK. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (DBEIS) has published its latest report on greenhouse gas emissions (GGE),1 which I found particularly helpful.

The DBEIS reported that GGE, measured in millions of tonnes of CO2 or its equivalent (MtCO2e) had fallen between the years 1990 and 2010 from 793.8 to 600.9 …

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