Recap: Theme of the Month - August: Agriculture

The agriculture industry holds vast potential to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This month at the Center for Carbon Removal, we highlighted many of the opportunities for agricultural carbon removal approaches, as well as some of the challenges these approaches must overcome to get to scale. Here's a recap of what we shared:

As a start, our fact sheet on carbon sequestration through agriculture explains the basics of numerous "carbon farming" approaches, as well as the opportunities and challenges in engaging industry and policymakers in supporting the development of these solutions. In addition, Giana wrote a feature for our blog on stimulating adoption of carbon farming techniques.

We also highlighted the science behind agricultural carbon removal approaches in our Science Fridays blog post series:

We also had a bonus blog post sharing a few carbon farming videos for your viewing entertainment.

Lastly, we live Tweeted the California Climate Change Symposium that took place in Sacramento, where we heard a number of speakers talk about the role of agriculture in mitigating and adapting to climate change, including UC Berkeley's own Whendee Silver (pictured below) speaking about her research with the Marin Carbon Project.

Whendee Silver from UC Berkeley speaking at the California Climate Change Symposium 2015 in Sacramento about sequestering carbon in grasslands as part of the Marin Carbon Project.

Whendee Silver from UC Berkeley speaking at the California Climate Change Symposium 2015 in Sacramento about sequestering carbon in grasslands as part of the Marin Carbon Project.

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August is only the start of our coverage of efforts to clean up carbon dioxide from the sky through agriculture. So stay tuned for updates on exciting initiatives, policy advances, and industry efforts related for carbon removal efforts, and don't hesitate to share your thoughts and stories about carbon removal through agriculture via our blog and Twitter (@CarbonRemoval)!