Tuesday, 1 March 2016

The carbon farming solution (book)

The Carbon Farming Solution: A Global Toolkit of Perennial Crops and Regenerative Agriculture Practices for Climate Change Mitigation and Food Security
In this book the term carbon farming is used to describe a suite of crops and agricultural practices that sequester carbon in the soil and in perennial vegetation like trees. If widely implemented, these practices could sequester hundreds of billions of tons of carbon in the coming decades. And if we combine carbon farming with a massive reduction in fossil fuels, it can bring us back from the brink of disaster and return our atmosphere to 350 parts per million of carbon dioxide. Unlike high-tech geoengineering strategies, these practices can also feed people, build more fertile soils, and contribute to ecosystem health.
Despite the challenges and the need for additional research, the evidence is already clear: these practices can contribute mightily to the most pressing issue of our time.

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