As someone deeply worried about our climate crisis, I’m writing today to urge you to incorporate regenerative agriculture practices into all new agriculture legislation.
Nature has proven solutions for reducing carbon dioxide greenhouse gas emission levels in our atmosphere and reversing global warming. Utilizing Regenerative Agriculture best practices to regenerate healthy soils can store carbon in the ground through plant photosynthesis at a rate of twenty tons of CO2 per hectare (2.5 acres) per year.
Decades of field tests performed by Dr. Elaine Ingham and Dr. David Johnson have verified these results. If all farmers and ranchers worldwide practiced RA, we could reach carbon draw down within ten years.
Furthermore, per a recent Regeneration International article, the deployment of a small percentage (5-10%) of RA practices over total world croplands, rangelands, and forestlands will draw down 45.12 gigatons of CO2 and cancel out all the current CO2 Greenhouse Gasses (43 Gigatons) emitted in our atmosphere.
The only other solution that works as well or better than Regenerative Agriculture is Global Reforestation. A recent study by Dr. Thomas Crowther and others found that replanting the world’s forests with an additional 1.2 trillion trees would draw down 100 billion tons of excess carbon annually.
There is no time to waste. We must use nature’s proven solutions to re-balance CO2 greenhouse gas emissions at pre-industrial levels (less than 350 ppm) and stop global warming to save our planet from even worse extreme weather events. Please add Regenerative Agriculture practices to all agriculture bills to halt climate change. Thanks.
▶ First sent on August 26, 2022 by Jess Craven