There's two times more carbon in the earth's soil than in all of its vegetation and the atmosphere -- combined. Biogeochemist Asmeret Asefaw Berhe dives into the science of soil and shares how we could use its awesome carbon-trapping power to offset climate change. "[Soil] represents the difference between life and lifelessness in the earth system, and it can also help us combat climate change -- if we can only stop treating it like dirt," she says


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  • Learn more about the 4 per 1000 Initiative to restore the planet's soils.
  • Find out more about soil sequestering in this Wikipedia article.
  • Find a patch of neglected dirt; in your own backyard or somewhere in your community. Add compost and plants. Tend this life process and transform it into a thriving soil bank.

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