Farm Business Management Update, April - May 2009
By Gordon Groover (firstname.lastname@example.org), Extension Economist, Farm Management, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech
The Virginia Cooperative Extension Publication, Virginia Landowner’s Guide to the Carbon Market (442-138), authored by John Ignosh, Kurt Stephenson, Matthew Yancey, Bill Whittle, and Mark Alley can be found at http://www.ext.vt.edu/pubs/bse/442-138/442-138.html.
Abstract: Over the years, scientists have concluded that our planet’s atmosphere has become increasingly concentrated in greenhouse gases (GHGs). These gases help to regulate earth’s temperatures and make it possible for us to live. Without GHGs, the earth’s temperature would be about 60º F cooler than it is now (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency). However, too much of a good thing can become a problem. In fact, scientists have found that the concentration of these gases is higher than has ever been recorded, and many are concerned that this increase has begun to adversely affect our climate.
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