The humus revolution
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The rapid degradation of soil and the rapid increase of carbon dioxide may look like two separate problems, but they are closely linked: we have too little carbon in the soil and too much in the atmosphere. »Back to the roots« is the motto to solving this! A global increase in humus of just one percent would suffice to reduce the CO2-content of the atmosphere to a safe level.
This sounds simple because it is. The necessary methods have been known for centuries and are currently experiencing a renaissance under labels such as Permaculture or Carbon Farming. Gardening with Terra Preta, plowing without a plow, controlling microbiotic processes or revitalization of the soil’s microbiota all these methods build up humus in the soil and thus enable the production of healthy food. From a global perspective, the »humus revolution« is the most important hope for global food security, as well as for combating climate extremes, poverty and migration. And the best thing is: everyone can help and start right away.