Beck’s Progressive Benchmarks #24 Subsidizing organic agriculture, carbon sequestration, and land restoration and soil rehydration.

An important part of the Green New Deal will be the restoration and rehydration of land to create more plants that will absorb carbon dioxide to reduce global warming. Advances in permaculture (permanent agriculture) in China and in many other places are enabling humans to reclaim barren lands to restore the soil for plant life, and this could be done on a large scale especially in the western half of the United States.

By transforming industrial agriculture to organic farming food will be more healthy, and by rotating crops and by plowing used plants back into the earth much carbon dioxide can be sequestered.

Both of these large-scale projects are especially helpful because they will not only slow down carbon emissions but actually could diminish the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, reversing global warming.

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