A Healthy Future Can Be Achieved - BUT it is up to us
Here is the mission: Use known strategies to reverse the growing climate disaster. We know
how to do it but do we have the will to make it happen?.
Pembroke Pines, FL -- U.S. President Joe Biden recently announced new goals to reduce emissions in
response to another report from the United Nations about our ever more dangerous environmental
situation. However, current CO2 levels in the atmosphere are already well into the danger zone and
reducing emissions will not save the day. The solution – the only real solution – is to pull that carbon out of
the atmosphere and get it where it will be put to good use. Where is that? All that excess carbon needs to
go underground – in fact it is a vital component for healthy soil.
The excellent news is that to get the carbon into the soil does not require new technology or expensive
research and special equipment. In fact, it is a totally natural part of how the system has evolved to
optimize the many levels of life on this planet. Who is going to do the work of getting the carbon back in the
soil where it has been seriously depleted by industrial agriculture and unmanaged animal grazing? It's a
process most of us learned about early in school: photosynthesis. It is photosynthesis working with trillions
of little creatures that live and flourish in every square inch of healthy soil that are crucial to restoring and
maintaining the balance in our environment. Photosynthesis uses the energy of the sun to draw CO2 out of
the air. The CO2 travels through plants and down into the roots. As part of the process, the plant gives off
oxygen and produces sugars that travel down through the root structure. These sugars feed those trillions
of microorganisms in the "living" soil. For our discussion, the key is that carbon is naturally deposited in the
soil by this process – it has been pulled out of the air.
So, what went wrong?
Humans by nature are constantly looking for easier ways to do things. Easier of course is not