Farmland with plastic soil cover Yong Wang/ZumaPress

Спасите наши почвы

БЕРЛИН – Организация Объединенных Наций провозгласила 2015 год Международным годом почв, а Глобальная неделя почв будет с 19-23 апреля в этом году. Такие события, хотя и не совсем гламурные, получают так мало того внимания, которого они заслуживают.

Неповрежденные почвы – это бесценный и незаменимый ресурс, который выполняет бесчисленные функции в достижении целей в экологии и развитии международного сообщества. И теперь они нуждаются в срочной защите.

Здоровые почвы имеют решающее значение для питания человека и борьбы с голодом. Мы полагаемся на них не только для производства продуктов питания, но и создания новой питьевой воды. Они помогают регулировать климат Земли, хранить больше углерода, чем все леса мира вместе взятые (лишь океаны являются более количественными запасами углерода), и имеют важное значение для поддержания биоразнообразия: горстка плодородной почвы содержит больше микроорганизмов, чем людей на Земле. Две трети видов Земли живут под ее поверхностью.

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