Earth Day 2014: Global warming - The soil connection

How does soil fight global warming?

Everything has its limitations – even nature. 

Latest research shows that some aspects of our environment – the soil in this case -- may not be as capable to fight global warming as efficiently as thought. Led by Van Groenigen, colleagues from the University of Florida and Northern Arizona University conducted extensive research on different geographical areas across the globe.

GHGs and CO2 are absorbed by trees, plant a tree today

The results weren’t pleasant – the most carbon dioxide there is in the soil, the more greenhouse gases (GHGs) such as nitrous oxide and methane it releases. Wetlands and paddy fields release maximum GHGs in the air.
Green House Gases and CO2e can be reduced to a great extent by planting trees and reducing deforestation.

Additionally, permafrost, the frozen layer of earth just below the earth’s surface may be hosting a variety of microbes that, under favourable circumstances, may accelerate global warming. Research by scientists in the Arctic region, where the permafrost is thawing, shows that the microbes that have being lying dormant until now are now getting to feed on organic material and produce GHGs.

Solution providers, anyone?

Green House Gases and CO2e can be reduced to a great extent by planting trees and reducing deforestation. Sustainable Green Initiative plants trees to reduced climate change, hunger and poverty.

At Sustainable Green Initiative, we plant trees to help the fight against climate change and also hunger, poverty and rural migration.  By planting a tree through us, you help in doing your bit to mitigate your carbon footprint and carry on the fight against hunger, poverty and climate change.

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As simple as it sounds, planting a tree makes a difference.
A tree has the potential to sequester about a ton of carbon over 50 years. What's  more, It generates enough oxygen for two human beings for their lifetimes.Any which way you look at it. You are cleansing your air and making up for the carbon that you unintentionally emit.

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