Who are the UN-MINERS?
Farmers, gardeners and biochar enthusiasts: Millions of people are already burying Biochar to increase agricultural productivity, but up until now there was no mechanism for them to be rewarded monetarily for sequestering carbon and slowing climate change. Burying of high quality biochar almost always increases yield, however, depending on a number of factors, such as the original quality of the soil; the short term economic return alone does not always justify the expense and effort. If people are additionally rewarded for the environmental work they are also accomplishing, then inevitably, even more biochar will be buried.
Billions of people around the world still cook on solid fuel like wood: Smoke from inefficient cooking fires kills more people than AIDS, Malaria and TB combined. There are a number of super-efficient, low-smoke, biochar producing cookstoves being sold around the world. Now these monetarily poor people can get rewarded for the good they do for the climatic system, when they follow ancient traditions and bury biochar.
Other forms of carbon sequestration might be considered as methods of un-mining™ Chartons™ as technology advances. This could potentially open many more doors to a greener future, both environmentally as well as financially.