Soil carbon: what role can it play in reducing Australia’s emissions?

Soil carbon: what role can it play in reducing Australia’s emissions?

The Guardian

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We break down the facts around one of the Coalition’s five priority areas in its ‘technology, not taxes’ response to the climate crisis

The Morrison government is backing soil carbon – drawing carbon from the atmosphere and storing it in the land – as a major part of its response to the climate crisis.

The idea isn’t new, and at times has been derided as “soil magic” due to exorbitant claims about what it could achieve. But it is receiving renewed focus after the government listed it as one of five priority areas under its so-called “technology, not taxes” approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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