Climate “smart” enthusiasts claim that damaging effects of climate change can be reversed by agricultural practices that promote sequestration of atmospheric carbon in the soil. What is the evidence?

In my February 7, 2017 palaver Climate “Smart” or Climate Semantics? I gave an unflattering review of climate-smart agriculture (CSA), now in heavy rotation by international donors USAID, FAO, The World Bank, and research centers like CGIAR. Since then, it has been covered by Crops, Soils, Agronomy News magazine, a monthly review published jointly by the Crop Science, Soil Science, and Agronomy Societies of America. Nothing I have read there changed my mind about CSA. Continue reading