Seed+T: A 'Dirt'y Big Secret
Mainstream Science is finally stepping out of teenage and has begun to echo ancient wisdom of simple, sustainable farming practices. It says we should keep out head above our shoulder and Carbon below our feet. Dig that.
Global Warming: The Solution may be Dirt Cheap.
26 years ago, long before most people ever heard of climate change, scientists divided a patch of Harvard University-owned forest in central Massachusetts into 18 identical 6-meter by 6-meter squares [...] The purpose was to measure how carbon dioxide may escape from the earth as the atmosphere warms. The atmosphere gets all the attention in climate change, mostly because that’s where the warming happens. The soil, meanwhile, has been mostly ignored until lately. It’s both hugely influential on global warming and something humanity has a good deal of control over. The top 3 meters or so of earth store more carbon than the entire atmosphere and all plants combined. Taking care of the planet’s soil is “critical for stabilizing atmospheric CO2 concentrations" Read Full Story »
Global Warming: Are we Eating Well and Starving?
Irakli Loladze is a mathematician by training, but he was in a biology lab when he encountered the puzzle that would change his life. What Loladze found is that scientists simply didn’t know. It was already well documented that CO2 levels were rising in the atmosphere, but he was astonished at how little research had been done on how it affected the quality of the plants we eat. Read Full Story »
'Be the Change' Idea: What can you do to keep carbon in the soil? Learn everything about Carbon Sequestration and act on it. More simply, just plant trees just about anywhere you can.