Climate change and animal production

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Adri?n ?lvarez


The terms greenhouse effect and climate change are frequently treated indistinctly by mass media, even though conceptually they make reference to totally different processes. While the first is a natural phenomenon, resulting from gas capturing by molecules present in the terrestrial atmosphere of the thermal energy reflected by the surface of the planet, that warms the planet in a similar way as it occurs in a greenhouse; the second is a process originated by the peculiarities inherent to the socio-economic systems and by their moving forces, which together determine the emission levels to the atmosphere of natural and artificial gases which are a consequence of the development, and that have the capacity of warming the atmosphere additionally to the greenhouse effect.

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?lvarez, A. (2014). Climate change and animal production. Cuban Journal of Agricultural Science, 48(1). Retrieved from
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