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Is it simply getting worse? Agriculture and Swedish greenhouse gas emissions over 200 years1

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This paper challenges the idea that emissions of greenhouse gases simply increase over time with income. It adopts a 200‐year perspective and includes the important flows of greenhouse gases related to agriculture, not just the CO2 from fossil fuels. The result is that the pattern of Swedish total greenhouse gas emissions over time resembles an N. In contrast, when only emissions from fossil fuels are counted, the pattern over time resembles an inverted U. Among the most important factors generating emissions in agriculture, forest management was especially important, but in addition, draining of wetlands for agriculture played a substantial role.

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  • Astrid Kander, 2008. "Is it simply getting worse? Agriculture and Swedish greenhouse gas emissions over 200 years1," Economic History Review, Economic History Society, vol. 61(4), pages 773-797, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:ehsrev:v:61:y:2008:i:4:p:773-797
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    1. Henriques, Sofia Teives & Borowiecki, Karol Jan, 2014. "The Drivers of Long-run CO2 Emissions: A Global Perspective since 1800," Discussion Papers of Business and Economics 13/2014, University of Southern Denmark, Department of Business and Economics.

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