Hands Soil Roots Channels“An intergovernmental science-policy group of the United Nations found — and the United States agreed — that 1 million species are threatened with extinction, and that one factor in that decline was the decline of carbon in soil.

Specifically, 5.6 gigatons of annual CO2 emissions are sequestered in marine and terrestrial ecosystems. That’s equivalent to 60 percent of global fossil fuel emission.”

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More findings from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) global assessment report:

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