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The Resource Grass, soil, hope : a journey through carbon country, Courtney White ; foreword by Michael Pollan

Grass, soil, hope : a journey through carbon country, Courtney White ; foreword by Michael Pollan

Label
Grass, soil, hope : a journey through carbon country
Title
Grass, soil, hope
Title remainder
a journey through carbon country
Statement of responsibility
Courtney White ; foreword by Michael Pollan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book tackles an increasingly crucial question: What can we do about the seemingly intractable challenges confronting all of humanity today, including climate change, global hunger, water scarcity, environmental stress, and economic instability? The quick answers are: Build topsoil. Fix creeks. Eat meat from pasture-raised animals. Soil scientists maintain that a mere 2 percent increase in the carbon content of the planet's soils could offset 100 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions going into the atmosphere. But how could this be accomplished? What would it cost? Is it even possible? Yes, says author Courtney White, it is not only possible, but essential for the long-term health and sustainability of our environment and our economy. Right now, the only possibility of large-scale removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere is through plant photosynthesis and related land-based carbon sequestration activities. These include a range of already existing, low-tech, and proven practices: composting, no-till farming, climate-friendly livestock practices, conserving natural habitat, restoring degraded watersheds and rangelands, increasing biodiversity, and producing local food. In Grass, Soil, Hope, the author shows how all these practical strategies can be bundled together into an economic and ecological whole, with the aim of reducing atmospheric CO2 while producing substantial co-benefits for all living things. Soil is a huge natural sink for carbon dioxide. If we can draw increasing amounts carbon out of the atmosphere and store it safely in the soil then we can significantly address all the multiple challenges that now appear so intractable
Cataloging source
DNAL/DLC
Dewey number
631.4/5
Index
index present
LC call number
S623
LC item number
.W47 2014
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
S623
NAL item number
.W48 2014
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Grass, soil, hope : a journey through carbon country, Courtney White ; foreword by Michael Pollan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Essence -- Abundance -- Coexistence -- Resilience -- Affluence -- Emergence -- Convergence
Control code
ocn861324266
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9781603585453
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014000290
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o861324266
  • (OCoLC)861324266
  • (Sirsi) b14285599
Label
Grass, soil, hope : a journey through carbon country, Courtney White ; foreword by Michael Pollan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Essence -- Abundance -- Coexistence -- Resilience -- Affluence -- Emergence -- Convergence
Control code
ocn861324266
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9781603585453
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014000290
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o861324266
  • (OCoLC)861324266
  • (Sirsi) b14285599

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