Our best shot at cooling the planet might be right under our feet | Global Development Professionals Network | The Guardian

Studies suggest that regenerating soil by turning our backs on industrial farming holds the key to tackling climate change

Source: Our best shot at cooling the planet might be right under our feet | Global Development Professionals Network | The Guardian

Due to a lack of water armers abandoned their village in Iran; the soil is cracked and the water reserves dry due to years of overuse.
 Cracked soil by a village in Iran abandoned by farmers because water reserves ran dry due to overuse. Photograph: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images

It’s getting hot out there. Every one of the past 14 months has broken the global temperature record. Ice cover in the Arctic sea just hit a new low, at 525,000 square miles less than normal. And apparently we’re not doing much to stop it: according to Professor Kevin Anderson, one of Britain’s leading climate scientists, we’ve already blown our chances of keeping global warming below the “safe” threshold of 1.5 degrees.

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