Optimized Industrial Agriculture
This Nature Based Solution (NBS) is by far the most cost effective, efficient, sustainable, and easily replicable way to capture Carbon and Nitrogen for the mitigation of climate change.
3,000,000 Trees Per Day
Each tonne (i.e. metric ton) of carbon captured by the Agricultural Production System (U.S. Patent Publication #20220055082) is equivalent to planting over 30,000 trees*.
It is estimated that the operation of one farm captures 100 tonnes per day, which is the equivalent of planting over 3 Million trees per day!
Nature-Based Solutions (NBS)
This is by far the most cost-effective, efficient, and sustainable way to capture carbon (carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to carbon in the soil) for the mitigation of climate change. These Nature-Based Solutions can be vastly replicated and expanded to absorb and secure carbon dioxide in the ground at a local, national, and global scale.
“Thinking about ways to increase soil carbon storage is a really important weapon in the arsenal [against climate change],” said Ben Taylor, an ecosystem ecologist and Ph.D. candidate in Columbia University’s Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology. “The carbon in soils is greater than all the carbon in our biomass and the atmosphere combined, so even small changes in that pool are going to have really large effects for us. If we can figure out how to manage that soil carbon pool size, it could be really effective.”
Cho, R. F. (2019, February 6). Can soil help combat climate change? State of the Planet. Retrieved June 5, 2022, from https://news.climate.columbia.edu/2018/02/21/can-soil-help-combat-climate-change/
The Earth’s soils contain about 2,500 gigatons of carbon—that’s more than three times the amount of carbon in the atmosphere and four times the amount stored in all living plants and animals.
Currently, soils remove about 25 percent of the world’s fossil fuel emissions each year.
Capturing carbon in soil is a natural way of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere with fewer impacts on land and water, less need for energy, and lower costs. Better land management and agricultural practices can and should be used to enhance the ability of soils to store carbon and help combat global warming.