Soil Carbon Sequestration Impacts on Global Climate Change and Food Security

@article{Lal2004SoilCS,
  title={Soil Carbon Sequestration Impacts on Global Climate Change and Food Security},
  author={Rattan Lal},
  journal={Science},
  year={2004},
  volume={304},
  pages={1623 - 1627}
}
  • R. Lal
  • Published 11 June 2004
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Science
The carbon sink capacity of the world's agricultural and degraded soils is 50 to 66% of the historic carbon loss of 42 to 78 gigatons of carbon. The rate of soil organic carbon sequestration with adoption of recommended technologies depends on soil texture and structure, rainfall, temperature, farming system, and soil management. Strategies to increase the soil carbon pool include soil restoration and woodland regeneration, no-till farming, cover crops, nutrient management, manuring and sludge… 
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