The Plain Dirt on (Superhero) Soil

Meet Soil — the carbon sequestration superhero under your feet

Photo by Kyle Ellefson on Unsplash

Most of us spend ZERO time thinking about dirt.

Okay — except on laundry day when we go to war with it to remove it from our clothes.

Image by Myriam Zilles from Pixabay

We definitely complain about it when we track mud inside from the great outdoors.

Out comes the broom or vacuum to get rid of that annoying mess.

Seriously, who needs it?

Dirt doesn’t leap to our minds as something that requires our attention. . . ever.

It’s just there. Everywhere.

But dirt — better known to farmers as soil — might just be the climate change superhero we’ve all been hoping will ride into the scene and save our sorry asses from certain doom.

Soil carbon sequestration may be a mouthful to say, but the principle is simple. Carbon sequestration is the long term storage of carbon, which removes it from our atmosphere where carbon contributes to climate change in the form of carbon dioxide (CO2). Soil can store carbon.

We need to pay attention to soil as part of the carbon cycle. And we need to do it right now.

Thankful for Dirt?

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