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Composting could become the leading carbon sequestration technology of the twenty-first century? Well, maybe. Jim’s calculations are based on the global issue of soil depletion. Commercial farming techniques combined with erosion have depleted the nutrients in tens of millions of acres around the world. The application of commercial chemical fertilizer is running into decreasingly marginal returns in many places. If he can produce high-nitrogen compost that outperforms chemical fertilizer at a lower price, suddenly it becomes profitable for farmers around the world to buy his high-nitrogen compost rather than chemical fertilizer, with the added advantage that applying it each year enriches the soil rather than depletes it.

Context 11 1. We have solved environmental problems in the past (decreased sulfur dioxide emissions, increased forest cover). 2. We can continue to solve environmental problems in the future. Although there are some people who believe that fear of catastrophe is necessary to get people to take action, it is also important to be aware that real progress has been made and continues to be achieved. As countries develop and poor nations become richer, environmental conditions generally improve. Economists have noticed what they call the “environmental Kuznets curve,” whereby economic growth can be detrimental to the environment in countries where average annual per capita incomes range between $2,000 and $8,000, but thereafter, environmental improvements take place.

Composting could become the leading carbon sequestration technology of the twenty-first century? Well, maybe. Jim’s calculations are based on the global issue of soil depletion. Commercial farming techniques combined with erosion have depleted the nutrients in tens of millions of acres around the world. The application of commercial chemical fertilizer is running into decreasingly marginal returns in many places. If he can produce high-nitrogen compost that outperforms chemical fertilizer at a lower price, suddenly it becomes profitable for farmers around the world to buy his high-nitrogen compost rather than chemical fertilizer, with the added advantage that applying it each year enriches the soil rather than depletes it.

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