Whilst conventional agriculture has increased crop yields, it has done so at the expense of the environment by degrading soils, polluting waterways and contributing significantly to greenhouse gas emissions. An alternative approach is needed, not simply one that is less harmful to the environment but one which can be proactive in harnessing nature for climate change mitigation. Whilst tree planting is a one way of achieving this end, it is a slow process and hemp is, in fact, a far superior method. Furthermore, soil itself is a carbon store and carbon farming can also help to mitigate climate change.

The Economist: Climate Change – The Trouble with Trees (9.45 mins)

The Story Behind: Climate change: the trouble with trees
The Economist: Climate Change – Can Nature Repair The Planet? (11.24 mins)

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