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Science & Tech  (tags: carbon, climate change, warming, scientific studies, soil )

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Soil locks away carbon just as the oceans do. But that lock is getting picked as the atmosphere warms and development accelerates. Read carefully for the good news.


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Darren Woolsey (218)
Friday October 6, 2017, 11:44 pm
Shared news article over social media to raise and spread awareness.

Peggy B (43)
Saturday October 7, 2017, 7:21 am
Very interesting. TYFS, Judy

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Saturday October 7, 2017, 11:56 am
Noted, Thank you

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Saturday October 7, 2017, 7:31 pm

Judy C (91)
Sunday October 8, 2017, 1:10 am
Up until now, in the study of climate change the atmosphere is where we see most of the action taking place, The seas absorb more carbon and hold more heat by far than the atmosphere. We are seeing frightening storms and huge floods as a result of this.This article introduces a new and very important topic – the role of the soil in climate change, and the all-important issue of what role human activity plays, as well as what we can do to improve the situation. From the article:

The soil, meanwhile, has been mostly ignored until lately. It’s both hugely influential on global warming and something humanity has a good deal of control over. The top 3 meters or so of earth store more carbon than the entire atmosphere and all plants combined. Taking care of the planet’s soil is “critical for stabilizing atmospheric CO2 concentrations,” according to a synthesis by Stanford University’s Robert Jackson and five colleagues, published Thursday in Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution & Systematics.

Danuta W (1251)
Sunday October 8, 2017, 2:51 am

Sheryl G (359)
Thursday October 12, 2017, 6:45 am
From within the article.

The good news, however, is that the research community is now fully on the case. Over the past week, at least four high-profile papers largely funded by the U.S. government have contributed new evidence, observations, and insight into the role of soil and forests in the global carbon cycle—the flow of material in and out of land, air, life, and sea that’s currently broken and getting worse.

Please note......funded by the US Govt. You know all this bashing by the GOP that the Govt does nothing at all good is a long term strategy by the few wealthy to take everything out of the hands of the "We The People" and they have nearly accomplished that in many ways. They are attacking our educational system from grades K - 12 - undermining it so it's failure is their reason to say, see we must have full privatization.

Private hands don't want this information to come out, they want the public to "take their word on things" it is safe, good for you, is not harming anyone or anything, take our word on it, take our "paid" mouthpieces word on it. Govt. studies were accountable to the "we the people". Just like development of medications that kept costs down, because we already funded the development, but private says, you must pay higher costs so you can get newer and better medications. That most of us know, are not necessarily better nor needed.

Thanks Judy.......not sure how this will all end up, but I think if the world is going to be saved it most likely is not going to come from the USA at the rate we are going. Our Oligarchy has a stranglehold over us at this time, we've lost so much, and the information is not being seen by lots of people due to the media feeding what the Oligarchy wants as they own the big media companies. Every time we get our voices out there it is a threat to them, look what they do to those voices - RT was giving us Chris Hedges and Abby Martin as well as other who spoke from a left leaning viewpoint. Oh that is RUSSIAN propaganda, and I've know a lot of people who are leftist but were not familiar with the people or programs that RT provided immediately join that bandwagon. Yup, the Dem's in particular, anything Russia has to be bad - they are now the new McCarthy era of the 40's and 50's. And the GOP is attacking Lee Camp and Jimmy Dore among others so we have this "fake news" watchers, that is attacking actually good progressive programs and the Dem's do not really want them either, because the Dem's hate being called out too by those progressive voices.

It's a mess today. The youth have a lot of challenges ahead but I'll continue to add to the cause wherever I can and however I can. Each voice is important when one is under attack so greatly. Just like the soil, each person who listens to a Native American speak, who NEVER lost the fact that the SOIL was important as is the water and air. Those are in our core teachings, of which I'm thankful that our ancestors, despite many being killed, subjected to prison, ridicule, indoctrination, some held onto the teachers through it all and despite it all - their voices were heard by Dominant Culture which led to Earth Day eventually. They never forgot - now the majority of people need to listen, take this in, and place some action behind them to see that Water IS Life, the soil will provide ALL we need IF, and our air is healing to our being if clean or will make us ill if it is not clean.
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