Livestock and Greenhouse Gases Webinar
12:00 - 12:40 pm EDT
Dr. Claudia Wagner-Riddle, Professor in Environmental Sciences will discuss Livestock and Greenhouse Gases.
Targeted reductions in GHG emissions may change the future of farming, how food is eaten, how we waste, and how we manage the Earth’s natural resources. In Ontario there is an expected increase in risk of droughts, flooding, extreme weather events and direct impacts on the livestock sector with warming of 1.5°C or more (IPCC, 2019). Higher temperatures risk increased heat stress on livestock and can affect crop yields as well as number of days of rain (IPCC, 2019). For Ontario livestock farmers, it is important to keep climate change in mind as innovative new technology becomes available. The industry will need to adapt production systems to reduce impact and to respond to the expected risks. For further information review the white paper on this topic.