Assessing Soil Organic Carbon on BC Farmlands as a Climate Change Mitigation Tool: An Overview
Georgia Stanley, MLWS 2021
In British Columbia, climate change is expected to impact life significantly, disrupting natural environments, economies, and the social fabric of communities (BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, 2019; Natural Resources Canada, 2014), and BC is not on track to meet targets for 2030 or 2050 (BC Auditor General, 2018). Drastic reductions in anthropogenic GHG emissions in the near-term will not be enough to prevent dangerous climate change (IPCC, 2018). A growing body of evidence suggests that agricultural soils could play an essential role in climate change mitigation through their capacity to serve as C sinks.