Even if we acted sustainably by stopping carbon emissions today, we would not be living on a healthy planet-- we need agriculture to pull carbon out of the atmosphere. The US Congress is considering a law to cap emissions of greenhouse gases, and to award credits for technologies that capture carbon from the atmosphere and sequester it safely. Write your representatives to tell them you support the most sophisticated carbon capture and sequestration method around: organic farming. Or better yet, call them up, and tell them that organic farming could pull forty percent of global greenhouse gas emissions out of the atmosphere -- each year.
- Tim LaSalle, CEO of the Rodale Institute in his guest post for Treehugger titled Organic Farming Could Stop Global Climate Change, in which he lays out results of the Institute's latest peer-reviewed research.