Judith D. Schwartz is a longtime journalist who lives in Vermont. Her most recent book is Cows Save the Planet (Chelsea Green Publishing), which looks at soil as a crucible for our many overlapping environmental, economic, and social crises.
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 7:58am
For Climate Solution, Look to the Ground
Late last week the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere crossed the 400 parts per million (ppm) threshold. From a climate standpoint this is alarming, and points to the urgency of shifting away from fossil fuels. However, I also feel that our sole emphasis on CO2 blinds us to other means of addressing climate change—notably by returning carbon to where it belongs, in the soil.