Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agriculture: Reconciling the Epistemological, Ethical, Political, and Practical Challenges

Robert Magneson Chiles, Eileen Fabian, Daniel Tobin, Scott J. Colby, S. Molly DePue

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to provide further clarity to the technical and policy difficulties associated with mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture by identifying and distilling the core tensions which propagate and animate them. We argue that these complexities exist across four critical dimensions: the epistemological, the ethical, the political, and the practical. Adequately confronting the challenge of agricultural emissions will require improved transparency in emissions measurement, increased science communication, enhanced public participatory mechanisms, and the integration of ethical deliberation in scientific and policy discussions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)341-348
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2018

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In: Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, Vol. 31, No. 3, 01.06.2018, p. 341-348.

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