THE GREENING OF THE PLANET

THE GREENING OF THE PLANET

TRUEsustainable-black-planetThe good news is if we restore soil to it's natural healthy state on a global scale, soil would absorb all the excess CO2, plants would thrive and grow more food without added external chemical fertilizers which seep into our waterways - and all that greening will cool the globe... and also most importantly, we will buy the time to changeover to cleaner renewable sustainable energy.


How do we do this, you might ask?
RENEWABLE SOIL


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Increased Photosynthetic Capacity Reverses Global Warming

TRUEsustainable-black-planet"Decreased soil carbon levels have been recorded worldwide under most current broadacre cropping and grazing regimes. This soil carbon has been emitted to the atmosphere.

It is sobering to compare the CO2 emissions from soil with those from the burning of fossil fuels. Dr Rattan Lal, Professor of Soil Science at Ohio State University and Director, Carbon Management and Sequestration Center, USA, has calculated that 476 Gt of carbon has been emitted from farmland soils due to inappropriate farming and grazing practices, compared with 270 Gt emitted from over 150 years of burning of fossil fuels.

These trends can be reversed by increasing the photosynthetic capacity of the landscape through the adoption of Yearlong Green Farming (YGF) techniques."


Christine Jones, PhD
Founder, Carbon For Life Inc.
www.amazingcarbon.com
Increased Photosynthetic

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Dr Rattan Lal
Director
Carbon Management and Sequestration Center/FAES, OARDC
The Ohio State University

"Actions that improve soil and water quality, enhance agronomic productivity and reduce net emissions of greenhouse gases are truly a win-win situation. It is true that soil sequestration is a short-term solution to the problem of gaseous emissions. In the long term, reducing emissions from the burning of fossil fuels by developing alternative energy sources is the only solution. For the next 50 years, however, soil sequestration is a very cost-effective option, a "bridge to the future" that buys us time in which to develop those alternative energy options."


SOIL CARBON SEQUESTRATION BY AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY LAND USES TO MITIGATE CLIMATE CHANGE
http://epw.senate.gov/108th/Lal_070803.htm


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