To Slow Climate Change, Begin by Curbing Slash-and-Burn Agriculture

The phrase “climate change” often summons images of exhaust-spewing trucks and coal plants blackening the skies.

But there’s a lesser-known source of emissions that the public should fear alongside traffic jams and filthy factories. And if this top polluter isn’t reined in, humanity’s efforts to ward off climate change disaster — exemplified by the recent 196-country United Nations agreement in Paris — could be doomed.

http://www.pri.org/stories/2015-12-23/slow-climate-change-you-have-start-here

Matt Zimmerman

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