Reviewed by JoAnne L. Dunec
Charles Petit, “Soil’s Hidden Secrets: Shocking Discoveries From the Underground May Shake Up Climate Science,” Science News (January 28, 2012).
Climate change has been the subject of considerable political debate, but in the meantime, scientists researching plant growth and carbon levels are involved in “a quiet revolution in soil science,” notes the author. He observes, “[s]cientists around the world are closing in on some dirty truths about carbon emissions and climate change.” At issue is how soil will respond to climate change. According to the author,