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Is Our Number Up?

Thanks to 350.org, pretty much everyone knows that 350 ppm (parts per million) is the “safe” level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere—anything higher means we may not be able to reverse global warming in time to prevent disaster.

Unfortunately, we’ve already surpassed that number. Worse yet, as Tom Goreau, a biogeochemist and marine biologist explains, the real safe level of CO2 in the atmosphere is only 260 ppm.

Where does that leave us? In trouble, unless we draw down the excess CO2—fast—and store it in the only place we can: the soil.

OCA’s Regeneration International (RI) project sponsored Goreau’s trip last week to the three-day Global Symposium on Soil Organic Carbon (GSOC17). Scientists, policymakers, climate movement leaders and others gathered at the conference in Rome, Italy, to share knowledge and to brainstorm solutions for averting a global warming crisis by putting CO2 back in the soil, where it belongs.

RI also sent representatives to interview Goreau and other GSOC17 participants. 

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Support OCA's Regeneration International Project (tax-deductible, helps support our work on behalf of organic, regenerative agriculture and climate change)

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