Elizabeth Hardee, Crediting Farmers for Nutrient Stewardship: Using Carbon Markets to Create Positive Environmental Change, The Solutions Journal, Volume 7, Issue 4, July 2016, Pages 52-57 (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/crediting-farmers-nutrient-stewardship-using-carbon-markets-create-positive-environmental-change/) Abstract: It is impossible to discuss future food security without discussing climate change, a global problem that threatens the foundations on which our modern agricultural systems are built—stable weather patterns, well-balanced soils, a favorable temperature range. According to the IPCC, "All aspects of food security are potentially affected by climate change, including food access, utilization, and price stability." Likely impacts include heat stress, flooding, drought, and changes in precipitation and in the distribution of invasive weeds and pests.1 Changes in precipitation and temperature resulting from climate change are also likely to alter the microbiomes contained in soils, in turn altering patterns of soil productivity. Climate change will not impact every region uniformly, but studies provide clear evidence that further warming will increase the need for creative adaptation.2–4   Agriculture itself currently accounts for roughly 10 to 12 percent of annual global … Topics: Agriculture & Food; Climate Change; Economy; Environment; Food Security