The Opportunity is Within the Soil

We must decrease the amount of carbon in the atmosphere

NOW

Regenerative Agriculture is the safest, fastest, most well-proven way to do that.

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Soil is life. Regenerative agriculture is a #NoRegrets Initiative way to avoid climate catastrophe while building health and fertility for people and planet.

  • According to Rattan Lal, regenerative agriculture could draw down the

    50 parts per million

  • of CO2 we need to get back to

    350 parts per million

    of CO2 in the atmosphere.

  • With global adoption of conservation agriculture, world cropland could sequester

    40 million to 1 billion

  • tons of carbon annually over a period of

    50 to 100 years.

    That’s a lot of carbon.

  • Grasslands alone could sequester

    54 to 216 million tons

    annually by 2030 according to the IPCC.

  • Soil

    is our climate change #NoRegrets solution.

More detail about how much carbon we can sequester through regenerative agriculture, and how long that carbon stays in the soil

Why is regenerative agriculture so imperative?

Glad you asked.

Why is this so urgent?

Our climate is heating up FAST.

The IPCC states that we are likely headed toward a rise of
3.7-4.8 C
by 2100 unless we undertake aggressive mitigation measures

When climate uncertainty is included in the projections, they range from 2.5 to 7.8 degrees Celsius

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We need to restrict our temperature rise to 0.5 degrees C by re-distributing carbon.

Regenerative agriculture is the best way to do that.

Safest Option

Restrict our atmospheric CO2 to 350 ppm (pre 1990 levels) and end up with a 0 to 0.5 degree Celsius temperature change by re-distributing carbon.

Source:
https://www.co2.earth/monthly-co2

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Why is this so urgent?

Because the climate hasn’t changed quite like this before.

But hasn’t the climate changed before?

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Yup, and this is different.

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What does agriculture have to do with this?

The world has a fixed amount of carbon. Whether it’s hurting us or helping us depends on where it is.

  • The ocean currently holds

    39 trillion tons of carbon (77.4 percent of the global carbon pool).

    The oceanic pool is growing at 2.3 billion tons per year because it is absorbing excess atmospheric carbon. This in turn is causing harm as it acidifies the ocean.

  • Fossil carbon currently accounts for

    5-10 trillion tons of carbon (14.9 percent)

    This is shrinking, as we are burning it up at about 8 billion tons of carbon per year.

  • The soil currently contains

    2.5 trillion tons of carbon (5 percent)

    PROBLEM: MORE ON THAT SOON!

  • The biotic pool contains living biomass (plants, animals, et cetera) and dead detritus such as leaf litter. It currently accounts for

    560 billion tons (1.2 percent)

  • The atmospheric pool currently holds

    780 billion tons (1.5 percent)

    and is growing at 4 billion tons per year due to fossil fuel burning and land use.

  • Learn more about how we’ve lost and gained carbon in these sinks over time.

And how in the heck do we do that?

Regenerative agriculture

Emission Reduction

THE
BIG
SOLUTION

It’s imperative that our emissions reduction efforts work WITH regenerative agriculture. We must devote significant resources to an innovation, research and investment environment that stays on the cutting edge of this work.

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