Monday, March 4, 2024

Science has revealed a key stone with properties that can be used in Spain

The priority goal of most countries around the world is to stop climate change. The rapid (and forced) transition that has taken place in most Western countries, promoting renewable energies, may have found a good ally.

It is a volcanic rock found in almost every country in the world: basalt. According to a latest scientific study, this stone can be one of the solutions to prevent and stop this climate change as well as the terrible consequences of the greenhouse effect.

To understand the usefulness of basalt in the process, it should be noted that, for many years, the method of production implemented in the world – intensive exploitation – causes the soil to gradually lose its nutrients, while at the same time released. large amounts of polluting gases when using heavy machinery.

To prevent this loss of nutrients and overcome soil acidity, a widespread practice among farmers is to spread limestone on their fields. A practice that may be relegated when the latest basalt studies end up being confirmed.

The benefits of using this stone are many and it is due to the fact that basalt is created after the volcanic magma cools, which causes it to retain many nutrients that are very useful for the soil and to absorb carbon from the atmosphere. .

A possibility to study further

Although everything shows that this is a positive discovery, a problem arises now: the farmers change their habits and see this new method favorably.

According to The Wired, by 2028 basalt is expected to eliminate 154,000 tons of carbon dioxide. These data, although optimistic, are premature, and scientists hope to continue investigating all positive and negative aspects, with the goal of zero emissions by 2050.

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