The Soil Will Save Us: How Scientists, Farmers, and Ranchers Are Tending the Soil to Reverse Global Warming

The Soil Will Save Us: How Scientists, Farmers, and Ranchers Are Tending the Soil to Reverse Global Warming

Kristin Ohlson


millions of years of negative farming and ranching practices—and, specifically, smooth commercial agriculture—have resulted in the lack of as much as eighty percentage of carbon from the world's soils. That carbon is now floating within the surroundings, or even if we stopped utilizing fossil fuels at the present time, it's going to proceed warming the planet. In The Soil Will keep Us, journalist and bestselling writer Kristin Ohlson makes an elegantly argued, passionate case for "our nice eco-friendly hope"—a method during which we will be able to not just heal the land but in addition flip atmospheric carbon into precious soil carbon—and most likely opposite worldwide warming.

As the granddaughter of farmers and the daughter of avid gardeners, Ohlson has lengthy had an appreciation for the soil. an opportunity dialog with an area chef led her to the crossroads of technology, farming, meals, and environmentalism and the invention of the one major solution to get rid of carbon dioxide from the air—an ecological strategy that has a tendency not just to vegetation and animals but additionally to the titanic inhabitants of underground microorganisms that repair carbon within the soil. Ohlson introduces the visionaries—scientists, farmers, ranchers, and landscapers—who are realizing within the lab and at the flooring how you can construct fit soil, which solves myriad difficulties: drought, erosion, air and water pollutants, and foodstuff caliber, in addition to weather switch. Her discoveries and brilliant storytelling will revolutionize the way in which we expect approximately our meals, our landscapes, our crops, and our dating to Earth.

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