Dueling science: Yesterday – “Soil will accelerate global warming” Today – “Soil holds potential to slow global warming”

Posted: October 6, 2017 by gamegetterII in Uncategorized

Watts Up With That?

Yesterday, I posted a press release on a paper that suggested soil was going to accelerate global warming. Now today, we have the opposite; “Soil holds potential to slow global warming”.

Collectively, I don’t think climate science has a clue either way.

Climate solution in soil?
Soil holds potential to slow global warming, Stanford researchers find


If you want to do something about global warming, look under your feet. Managed well, soil’s ability to trap carbon dioxide is potentially much greater than previously estimated, according to Stanford researchers who claim the resource could “significantly” offset increasing global emissions. They call for a reversal of federal cutbacks to related research programs to learn more about this valuable resource.

Forested permafrost degrading in Alaska leaving behind carbon-emitting wetlands.
CREDIT Jennifer Harden

The work, published in two overlapping studies Oct. 5 in Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics and 

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