Saturday, April 18, 2009

Ex-Greenpeace leader advises "aggressive advocacy" on soil

Paul Gilding, ex- Executive Director of Greenpeace International, founder of Eco Corporation and advisor to major corporations on sustainability, identifies soil as a major solution for Climate Change.
In an article in The Land by Matthew Cawood, Gilding says it is far too late for simply emitting less CO2. "We are going to have to absorb CO2 out of the atmosphere. The mechanical ways of doing that are incredibly expensive. Industrial emissions are only a small part of the entire carbon cycle, so we will need major tweaks to industry to make a difference. You can make minor tweaks to agriculture to increase carbon sequestration in the soil and have a very large impact." He advises farmers to adopt 'aggressive advocacy and action on climate change."

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