Why Climate Sense

Modern agriculture creates unhealthy soil

Food and agricultural production exert tremendous impacts on our world. With one in four individuals involved in farming, over half of the Earth’s habitable land dedicated to agriculture, and a quarter of global emissions stemming from land use, it’s evident that the agricultural sector holds a profound responsibility.

Simultaneously, our global population has surged past 8 billion, on a trajectory to reach 10 billion. The demand for more food and greater agricultural productivity has intensified.

Modern industrialized agriculture has left a legacy of degraded soil health and a climate crisis. Decades of exploitation have created unhealthy soils ravaged by synthetic fertilizers, inundated with pesticides, and subjected to relentless erosion due to tillage, lack of cover cropping and weather. The fertility of our soil has been degraded across the planet.

Unhealthy soil creates two problems:
1. Billions of metric tons of soil erode, leaving millions of acres unprotected with degraded soils and
2. Billions of metric tons of carbon are lost to the atmosphere.

Yet, soil remains the second greatest carbon sink on earth. Healthy soils play a major role in increasing carbon sequestration, reducing atmospheric carbon and of course in producing healthy, nutritious food for people around the world.

Returning to regenerative agriculture

The history of agriculture tells a story of our connection to the land. Indigenous communities all throughout the world have practiced sustainable, regenerative agriculture for millennia. They recognized and continue to recognize the interdependence between land, food, and people.

Although modern industrialized farming led to practices that prioritized short-term gains over long-term sustainability, a soil revolution is underway. Farmers, companies, and governments are all returning to regenerative agriculture and all stand to benefit. Farmers improve profitability, increase yields and productivity across seasons, access markets for regenerative agriculture, and create and sell carbon credits. Companies increase supply of in-demand regenerative products, reduce agricultural-related carbon footprints, and buy credible soil carbon credits. Governments incentivize farmers to restore soils in key geographies, meet targets for climate change and gain data to understand soil moisture, temperature, fertility, etc., across geographies. The key to a sustainable, nutritious and profitable future lies in rebuilding soil health, sequestering carbon, and revitalizing ecosystems.

Regenerative agriculture is a leap forward. Regenerative agriculture embraces holistic practices that increase nutritious food yield, restore threatened biodiversity and reduce chemical inputs. Climate Sense’s solutions value a return to the roots of sustainable agriculture, restoring our planet’s soils, improving food production and driving scalable solutions to the climate crisis.

Climate Sense is dedicated to catalyzing this shift towards regenerative practices. We're leveraging cutting-edge technology to help farmers empower themselves to monitor and improve soil health, to harness the carbon-capturing potential of their land, and to receive the incentives they deserve for stewarding our shared future.

Together, we are not just cultivating crops; we're cultivating climate-positive change. Climate Sense is common sense.