How Does Soil Pull Carbon out of the Atmosphere?

Amidst concerns about catastrophic climate change, carbon sequestration is all the rage these days. Carbon sequestration is basically the process of pulling carbon out of the atmosphere and storing it natural reservoirs such as soil. Below ground, soil a counts for about 46% of total terrestrial carbon sequestration. How does it work?

The Simple Answer: Microbes Lock It Up

The simple answer is: microbes absorb the carbon and hold it. The process starts with photosynthesis, when plants “inhale”…