In just the last four decades, 40% of the world’s topsoil and 1/3 of the world’s farmable land has been lost. The Conscious Planet, save soil movement, is bringing a science and economic policy to all nations of the world, to establish farmer economic support and farming practices to create 3% to 6% organic content in the world’s farming soil.
Here are 2 big reasons, why we must unite to ensure our governments act on the Conscious Planet demands to save soil.
Farmers Not Incentivized to Keep Soil Healthy
Farmer suicides are growing at an alarming rate. Most children don’t want to take over the family farm. There is no support or financial incentive to create healthy soil. The Conscious Planet proposal to governments includes economic sustainability of farmers.
87% of life on the planet depends on soil. (PNAS, 2018)
Soil Sequesters Carbon
Carbon dioxide is a major factor in climate change and soil sequesters massive amounts of carbon.
Soil and vegetation have the potential to absorb and reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to the level it was before the Industrial Era began in 1850. (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 2021)
To achieve 3% to 6% organic content in the soil, the land must have ground cover, which provides additional support to sequester carbon while increasing water retention.
If the world’s soils are not revitalized, they could release 850 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere due to global warming. This is more than humanity’s emissions in the last 30 years combined. (ScienceDaily, 2020)
#SaveSoil – Let’s Make It Happen
We have the opportunity and technology to come together and avert a crisis. That’s the history I want to create with you! Please reach out with any questions! Visit www.SaveSoil.org to learn more.