Making Changes Gets Carbon Credits; Helps Soil Hold Water & Draw More Carbon Dioxide Into Storage Under Ground: Farmers Paid to Reduce Use of Nitrogen Fertilizer.

ENVIRONMENT 

SITUATION;
Changes were intended to help the soil hold additional water & prevent erosion
Carbon Credits are new product in farming business model

SIGNIFICANCE:
Carbon offsets been around for 30 years or more.
Carbon credits are produced & are sold to banks & investors
One metric ton of carbon produces one Carbon Credit
Keeps production at same level while saving from No Nitrogen

SOLUTION:
Soil based carbon removal is still uncertain as is accuracy of estimates.
New projects that pay farmers to adopt climate-friendly practices could help.
Hog manure replaced synthetic fertilizer to reduce greenhouse gases
Climate Model Scenarios to remove billions of metric tons of carbon dioxide.
Accomplish this annually by 2050,.while also ramping up emissions reductions.

COMPANIES: THAT ARE WORKING ON SOLUTIONS:
Indigo
Farmland
Carbon180, a climate policy nonprofit

STATS:
$200M Invested Initially –This Year $1 B;
Global cropland has potential to sequester 570 M metric tons of carbon/year.

SOURCES:
The Latest Farm Product: Carbon Credits – https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/23/business/dealbook/farm-carbon-credits.html\
A review of direct air capture (DAC): scaling up commercial technologies and innovating for the future

https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/2516-1083/abf1ce/pdf?utm_campaign=etb&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=morning_brew#:~:text=Direct%20air%20capture%20(DAC)%20is,growth%20rates%20of%20nearly%2050%25

https://www.google.com/search?q=Why+do+we+want+to+remove+carbon+from+atmosphere%3F&oq=Why+do+we+want+to+remove+carbon+from+atmosphere%3F&aqs=chrome..69i57.20992j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

6 Ways to Remove Carbon Pollution from the Sky – https://www.wri.org/insights/6-ways-remove-carbon-pollution-sky

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