Carbon and Agriculture: Former Villains, Future Heroes

Bountiful
8 min readFeb 17, 2021
Natural forest (left) and an almond orchard (right) (Source: Blend Images and Bee Culture)

Introduction

In recent months there has been quite a buzz about the potential for agriculture to sequester carbon and be our savior in our fight against climate change. To make sense of it all, we went through an exercise of understanding the carbon sequestration potential of almond orchards in California. Our analysis only looks into the carbon sequestration by…

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