It’s time to take soil seriously. As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states with very high confidence (PDF) in its latest report, land degradation represents “one of the biggest and most urgent challenges” that humanity faces…To avert climate catastrophe, the report warns, people need to make changes in agriculture and land use. In other words, it’s no longer enough to wean society off fossil fuels. Stabilizing the climate also will require removing carbon from the sky. Rethinking humanity’s relationship to the soil can help on both scores. More >>