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Author Topic: Picking Up Where We Left Off (at DD)  (Read 2015 times)

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Re: Picking Up Where We Left Off (at DD)
« Reply #30 on: September 17, 2015, 12:01:20 pm »
also, regarding rock dust:


snippets from wikipedia:

 Hamaker believed remineralizing the world’s soil with rock dust, a quarrying by-product, could revitalise barren soil and reverse climate change. Rock dust nourished soil micro-organisms whose protoplasm is the basis of all living things. When mixed with compost, the dust created rich, deep soils which could produce high growth vegetation free from pests and predators, at an accelerated rate. The idea was later confirmed by agricultural scientists such as Arden Andersen, who showed how high sugar and mineral levels in soil gave immunity to soil bacteria, stopping insect and fungal attacks.[25] For Hamaker and Andersen, minerals were the primal food for micro-organisms which provided life and health for the soil....

 Hamaker believed that within as little as a decade, the growing season would decrease leading to mass starvation in rich and poor nations alike. He therefore proposed the remineralization of the world’s soils and reforesting the land, to propagate carbon sinks, thereby absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and so contributing to general climatic stability. By assuming the task of remineralizing the Earth’s soils, just like glaciers do during an ice age, remineralization would create fertile soils – the basis for the re-creation of stable ecosystems....

Remineralization benefits

Primary benefits
    Provides slow, natural release of elements and trace minerals.
    Increases the nutrient intake of plants.
    Increases yields and gives higher brix. Brix is the measure of dissolved solids in the sap of fruits and plants that correlate with greater nutritive value.
    Rebalances soil pH.
    Increases the growth of micro-organisms and earthworm activity.
    Builds humus complex.
    Prevents soil erosion.
    Increases the storage capacity of the soil.
    Increases resistance to insects, disease, frost and drought.
    Produces more nutritious crops (minerals are essential for human health).[40]
    Enhances flavor in crops.
    Decreases dependence on fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides.[41][42][43][44]

Further benefits
    Increases forest and land resources.
    Sustainable forestry, farming and energy opportunities.
    Enhances ecosystems.
    Increases biodiversity.
    Carbon offsetting.
    Greater climatic equilibrium.
    Preservation of interglacial climate conditions.




By Joanna Campe(1), Dan Kittredge(2), and Lee Klinger(3)



 Soil Remineralization will create abundance in an era of diminishing resources and shift us away from fossil fuels. Remineralization is nature's way to regenerate soils, and is needed on a large scale because mismanagement is causing us to lose soils far faster than they can naturally regenerate. The techniques are simple, easily and intuitively learned, and can be rapidly scaled up at the community level. The materials are readily available and an inexpensive byproduct wherever there is building and road construction using stone aggregates or concrete. No extra energy is needed to grind them up since it is a waste product of gravel plants. Hard silicate rocks are the most abundant resource on  earth. Millions of tons are readily available for the cost of transportation, and much more could easily be produced from existing rock crushing plants. Remineralization is an essential tool for sustainable development, economic empowerment, and social justice by creating a local nutrient dense food supply for all, and will improve health and generate livelihoods within local communities. It can play a critical role in overcoming hunger and poverty, ecological restoration, carbon sequestration and climate stabilization.

Agelbert Responds:
Your post discusses a laudable, but paltry and insufficient measure which will not ameliorate the existential threat. I read your posts on soil nutrients 3 years ago and agreed. That is a great idea. But it won't stop climate catastrophe, which is the subject of this debate.
« Last Edit: September 17, 2015, 07:41:37 pm by AGelbert »


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