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Published on Jul 7, 2018
Dear Soil4Climate Fans, You will love this clip with from our recent interview with Gary Rucinski, US Congressional Candidate for the Massachusetts 4th District, where he discusses the role of soil (and particularly of regenerative / Holistic grazing) as a climate solution.
He begins this clip by saying the “The second one,” whereby he means, the second approach in his platform to address climate change. He had just finished discussing of his first approach, which is a revenue neutral carbon tax.
Quotes from interview (with some slight editing) include:
“We still have photosynthesis and biology available to us as technologies - and I see it as technologies that Mother Nature has honed over the last three and half billion years - that we can use to sequester the excess carbon load that’s in the atmosphere today and put it back into soils.”
“Primarily the opportunity is on about 15 billion acres worldwide of degraded grasslands, where if we simply reintroduced grazing herds, and manage them properly, we will be building topsoil, we will be restoring wetlands, and we will be growing grass and building soil in order to allow carbon sequestration to happen naturally and have all these benefits on the ecosystems and the environment generally.”
“We need to get ranchers generally to be aware of the fact that this is a financial win for them because they make due with fewer inputs, they get higher quality beef, and they can sell that at higher prices. So, again, just like the revenue neutral carbon tax, that’s a win-win-win all the way down, getting ranchers and farmers to use permaculture and Holistic range management, is also win-win-win for everybody involved.”