Soil Carbon

Soil Carbon

Tony Lovell [ Climate Adaptation ] explains the reasoning behind how more green growing plants means more captured carbon dioxide — more water — more production — more biodiversity — more profit. A 1% change in soil organic matter across just one-quarter of the World’s land area could sequester 300 billion tonnes of physical CO2. People confuse complexity with complication.  Complicated problems need

Good Carbon

Good Carbon

Ichsani Wheeler [ Climate Adaptation ] Good morning everyone, my name is Ichsani. I’m here to tell you a story about carbon. It is a substance that gets referred to very often. I think you’ll hear a lot more about it today. But we’ll start the story with something that doesn’t quite look like soil, that I want you to have a think

Organic “Styrofoam”

Organic “Styrofoam”

Eben Bayer [ Climate Adaptation ] I’d like to spend a few minutes with you folks today imagining what our planet might look like in a thousand years. But before I do that, I need to talk to you about synthetic materials like plastics, which require huge amounts of energy to create and, because of their disposal issues, are slowly poisoning our planet.