Now that official leadership in Copenhagen has predictably failed us, for no agreement ever on the table was anywhere near close to what we need to salve the savage climate, what do we do? Here, finally, is some good reason for optimism. With proper care of ruined grasslands, variously called managed grazing, holistic management, or carbon farming, we can restore billions of acres of the world's soils. Along the way we can pull all the excess carbon out of the atmosphere and put it back into the ground where it belongs -- in forty years or less. We can return …
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Adam Sacks has been a climate activist since 2001 and is the former director of the Center for Democracy and the Constitution. For a while he kept a blog, Climate Chronicles.