Grass, Soil, Hope

Grass, Soil, Hope

A Journey Through Carbon Country

Book - 2014
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This book tackles an increasingly crucial question: What can we do about the seemingly intractable challenges confronting all of humanity today, including climate change, global hunger, water scarcity, environmental stress, and economic instability? The quick answers are: Build topsoil. Fix creeks. Eat meat from pasture-raised animals. Soil scientists maintain that a mere 2 percent increase in the carbon content of the planet's soils could offset 100 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions going into the atmosphere. But how could this be accomplished? What would it cost? Is it even possible? Yes, says author Courtney White, it is not only possible, but essential for the long-term health and sustainability of our environment and our economy. Right now, the only possibility of large-scale removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere is through plant photosynthesis and related land-based carbon sequestration activities. These include a range of already existing, low-tech, and proven practices: composting, no-till farming, climate-friendly livestock practices, conserving natural habitat, restoring degraded watersheds and rangelands, increasing biodiversity, and producing local food.
Publisher: White River Junction, VT :, Chelsea Green Publishing,, 2014
ISBN: 9781603585453
1603585451
Branch Call Number: 631.45 W585
Characteristics: xxi, 244 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

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jeannesz49
Nov 02, 2016

This is a fantastic book. If you are worried about climate change and want to read something hopeful instead of doom-and-gloom, read this book!

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