Year : 2011 | Volume
: 4 | Issue : 9 | Page : 24--27
Can źDQ╗terra pretaźDQ╗ be used to combat climate change?
The Harker School,
Today, the world faces the imminent concern of environmental consequences brought on by poor technological and agricultural practices. Though political and scientific steps are being taken to prevent lasting impacts on worldwide populations, this article assesses the efficacy of a relatively new natural approach to the problem: terra preta. Found in the forests of the Amazon, this natural soil (also known as agrichar) possesses the chemical ability to modify ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate (RuBP) and allows the synthetic molecule to play a more definitive role in photosynthesis carbon fixation. In addition to exploring the scientific background of this solution, this article investigates its social and political implications. Bioengineering conventions, like those in Australia just starting to take form, serve as optimal champions of emphasis on agrichar production. Raising awareness about this 90% carbon-efficient soil will ensure that the environmental movement takes precedence in the public mind.
The Harker School
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Lui K. Can "terra preta" be used to combat climate change?.Young Scientists J 2011;4:24-27
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Lui K. Can "terra preta" be used to combat climate change?. Young Scientists J [serial online] 2011 [cited 2013 May 22 ];4:24-27
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