Hemp is significantly important to the environment for its role as a Natural Carbon Sink.
Hemp has been scientifically proven to absorb more CO2 per hectare than any forest or commercial crop.
Any environmentalist should seriously consider the positive impacts hemp has to reduce global atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2). As climate change continues, whether you believe in it or not, we need to find solutions to fight back against our human dependency on fossil fuels. Any sane person would understand our need, as a collective whole, to pursue the role of eliminating and finding ways to absorb greenhouse gas emissions caused by the use of fossil fuels.
This is why we need to protect and manage our Natural Carbon Sinks! Human activity will exponentially increase as our population grows in the coming years. Our long-term dependence on fossil fuels has caused a devastating global epidemic that is viewed as a wicked problem. If we don't reverse or hinder these trends, our kids, and their kids will be the ones to truly start seeing the abnormal and complex disasters that mother nature can bare.
To offset this course of events, we need to have open and vibrant conversations with our local and federal policy-makers. We need to have them support the potential of hemp and if they cannot come to their senses, then they should be hempducated.
Carbon Credits For Growing Hemp: One incentive that government municipalities can do is provide carbon credits to farmers growing hemp. This would significantly jump-start our goal to save the world. If every farmer planted about 2.5 Acres of hemp; individually they can absorb 22 tonnes of CO2 per harvest.
If all Two Million Farmers in the US planted 2.5 Acres of hemp it would equate to 44 Million Tonnes of CO2 absorbed per harvest.
If all 570 Million Farmers in the World planted 2.5 Acres of hemp it would equate to 12.54 Billion Tonnes of CO2 absorbed per harvest.