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Humic Carbon to Fix Food, Climate and Health

Version 1 : Received: 8 April 2019 / Approved: 9 April 2019 / Online: 9 April 2019 (12:28:54 CEST)

How to cite: Blakemore, R. Humic Carbon to Fix Food, Climate and Health. Preprints 2019, 2019040109 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201904.0109.v1). Blakemore, R. Humic Carbon to Fix Food, Climate and Health. Preprints 2019, 2019040109 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201904.0109.v1).

Abstract

Shutdown for just six days enables land plants to entirely fix CO2 excess of +4 Gt C per yr. Rebuilding soil organic carbon (SOC) in worm-worked humus is the only practical carbon capture and storage (CCS) capable of freely offsetting annual anthropogenic emissions. A case is made to redirect all available resources towards proven, earthworm-based, organic husbandry. Priority is to safely combat mounting global threats due to irreversible species extinction, perilous climate change and deteriorating human wellbeing (mental/physical health). All three interlinked risks are underpinned by a relentless, yet largely ignored, critical loss of precious topsoil. A first step to topsoil recovery is vermi-composting all vegetable and animal ‘wastes’ for return to the field.

Subject Areas

soil organic carbon sequestration, climate, organic agriculture, cancer, earthworm, fire

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