Andrea Germanos writes at Common Dreams:
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What if there were a risk-free way of helping to mitigate climate change while simultaneously addressing food and water security?
A new report from the Center for Food Safety’s Cool Foods Campaign says that such an opportunity is possible, and it’s right below our feet.
Soil & Carbon: Soil Solutions to Climate Problems outlines how it is possible to take atmospheric CO2, which is fueling climate change, and plug it into the soil. Far from moving the problem from one place to another, this shift can reduce ocean acidification because the oceans are no longer the sink for vast amounts of CO2, and can regenerate degraded soils by providing needed carbon.
The report lays out the problem in this way:
Humans are altering the chemistry of where carbon is stored, and climate change is a manifestation of that alteration.