By Roger Harrabin
Climate change can’t be halted if we carry on degrading the soil, a report will say.
There’s three times more carbon in the soil than in the atmosphere – but that carbon’s being released by deforestation and poor farming.
This is fuelling climate change – and compromising our attempts to feed a growing world population, the authors will say.
Problems include soils being eroded, compacted by machinery, built over, or harmed by over-watering.
Hurting the soil affects the climate in two ways: it compromises the growth of plants taking in carbon from the atmosphere, and it releases soil carbon previously stored by worms taking leaf matter underground…Continue Reading