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January 22, 2008

Global warming meets it match -- dirt

Yep, dirt. That stuff on the ground. The loss of dirt has been declared to "rival" global warming as an "environmental threat".

Disappearing dirt rivals global warming as an environmental threat

The planet is getting skinned.

While many worry about the potential consequences of atmospheric warming, a few experts are trying to call attention to another global crisis quietly taking place under our feet.

Call it the thin brown line. Dirt. On average, the planet is covered with little more than 3 feet of topsoil -- the shallow skin of nutrient-rich matter that sustains most of our food and appears to play a critical role in supporting life on Earth...

Phone calls to the 2nd law of thermodynamics requesting comment were not returned.


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