by: Anne-Marie Codur, Tufts University
Can the world meet the ambitious goals necessary to avoid catastrophic climate change? A major reduction in greenhouse gas emissions is clearly needed, but there is increasing scientific consensus that even if achieved, this will not be enough. In addition to a drastic reduction in carbon emissions, carbon must be removed from the
atmosphere. An important solution is beneath our feet is the massive capacity of the earth’s soils to remove and store carbon from the atmosphere.