Global Warming: Innovators: Forging the Future: The Climate Crusaders

They saw which way the wind was blowing and set out to save the world


Fred Krupp wants to do something about the carbon dioxide that spews from tailpipes and smokestacks. But why is the president of Environmental Defense looking for solutions in tropical rain forests and Kansas cornfields? Because forests and fields pull greenhouse gases from the air. So Krupp, 52, went to Brazil to urge protection of the Amazon basin and to Kansas to promote no-till farming. Plowing fields releases CO2; if farmers plant seeds without tilling, three-quarters of a metric ton of carbon per acre could be stored every year.

What's in it for Brazilians and Kansans?...

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