Ishfaq Ahmad Mir, Thomas J F Goreau, Joanna Campe, James Jerden
In order to supply wholesome food and slow down climate change, this paper covers India's agrogeological resources. The soils are the result of the weathering of rocks with ages ranging from more than a billion years to the most recent Holocene. Because they are severely deficient in vital minerals, many soils have low agricultural production. In addition to helping to fertilise soils, reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, and stop the acidification of the Indian Ocean, rock powder weathering and biochar have significant positive effects on the productivity of Indian ...
P. Renforth*, C.-L. Washbourne, J. Taylder, and D. A. C. Manning
Atmospheric carbon dioxide sequestered as carbonates through
the accelerated weathering of silicate minerals is proposed as a climate change
mitigation technology with the potential to capture billions of tonnes of carbon
per year. Although these materials can be mined expressly for carbonation, they
are also produced by human activities (cement, iron and steel making, coal
combustion, etc.). Despite their potential, there is poor global accounting of
silicates produced in this way. This paper presents production estimates (by
proxy) of various ...