Re: [OPE] Alexander Cockburn on carbon catastrophism

From: Michael Perelman (
Date: Wed Feb 13 2008 - 12:12:42 EST

Patrick's note reminded me of something I posted to my blog a few months ago.

I proposed that the best form of sequestration would be to build up the fertility of 
the soil, which depends upon the formation of humus.  Modern agriculture -- remember 
Jerry's post from yesterday -- destroys the humus, releasing massive amounts of 

On Wed, Feb 13, 2008 at 03:33:50PM +0200, Patrick Bond wrote:
> Jerry, that's too pessimistic. In the local Durban paper yesterday I 
> argued the elites are useless on this issue and a new Climate Justice 
> Now movement is developing a totally different strategy: "Leave the oil 
> in the soil!".

Michael Perelman
Economics Department
California State University
Chico, CA 95929

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