We Need a New Climate Story

Nature is Climate

Biodiversity loss is not just the result of climate change, it is a primary driver of climate change.  Only solutions that prioritize this web of life will create a truly livable climate for all.

Sue Cameron plants a tree

Restore Nature – Cool the Planet

Only nature has the ability to both cool the planet and lower greenhouse gas levels.  Our planet is already too hot and too dry to maintain a stable climate and support life.  These 4 Climate Keys are interlocking pieces of the cycles we must repair to quickly stop warming and start cooling the planet.

Cool

Healthy ecosystems full of biodiversity create direct cooling effects for our hot planet. More Nature = Less Heat.

Hydrate

Keeping water in the ground supports plants, crops and people. Beavers, insects and microbes are part of the Infiltration Team

Plant

Planting for biodiversity creates healthy ecosystems. Forests sequester carbon and use water vapor to move heat away from the Earth

protect

Indigenous leadership and wisdom can help us. Stop deforestation, industrial ag, mining, and pollution that kill off biodiversity.  

Replace with regenerative practices

Q: What about atmospheric Carbon Dioxide – you know – the greenhouse effect?
A: It’s an important part of the story, but not the whole story.  Learn More.

Who We Are

Bio4Climate Tells the Hidden Stories

For nearly a decade we have looked behind, around, and under the prevailing climate narratives for the missing pieces of the puzzle.  We continue to bring you authors, ecorestoration specialists, and scientists from around the world who explore the interlocking systems that create a livable climate. 

River, nature landscape

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Miyawaki Forest Plantings and Presentation – Saturday May 18

This Spring, we are planting the first two Miyawaki Forests in Worcester, MA. These dense, biodiverse, native pocket forests will bring cooling, beauty, and resilience to the urban landscape. Come join in the fun as a planting volunteer: sign up here!

Join us for our final planting day on Saturday May 18 at Plumley Village Apartments, where we will install several hundred saplings over two shifts, at 10am and 12pm. Come ready to get your hands in the soil and transform this landscape!

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Grow Food, Play Music, Mālama Pono (Take Good Care) – Thursday, April 25, 6pm ET

On Thursday, April 25 at 6pm ET, Beck Mordini and Jenny Pell held a lively conversation about facing our pretty scary future with integrity, hope, plenty of know-how, and a great sense of humor.  We dove into climate reality, appropriate technologies, skill-building, local food, and neighborhood solutions that will inspire you to jump into your own community-based projects with both feet.  There’s plenty of good news and lots of do, and who knows, maybe the suburbs will save the world. Stay tuned for the recording!

This is the latest installment in our Life Saves the…

Youth-Powered Climate Justice with Our Children’s Trust – Thursday, April 25 – 12 noon

On Thursday, April 25 at 12:00 noon ET on Zoom, Mat dos Santos and Laura Gehrke of Our Children’s Trust will explain how 16 youth plaintiffs successfully sued the State of Montana to protect their right to a clean and healthful environment, and how youth in six other cases in the U.S. and Canada are pursuing their rights to a safe and healthy future.

Rob Moir of the Ocean River Institute will lead this interview and Louise Mitchell from Biodiversity for a Livable Climate will lead the Q&A discussion. Stay tuned for the recording!

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“An Economics of Love” – starts April 15

Our economic system’s focus on competition has led to significant destruction. We have an opportunity to create economic systems built on collaboration and love. We can embed incentives of support, health and abundance in our communities and restore ecosystems of natural resources that we need to survive and thrive. Join us for An Economics of Love with Dr. Fred Jennings and find your place in the transition ahead. Classes meet weekly on Mondays from April 15 to July 8 plus a free introductory session is on April 8. All sessions are from 12-1 pm ET. Read more

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Transformation in Mexico

Eco Restoration Works

Watch what happens! A degraded landscape in Mexico is transformed by regenerative management. It took only two years (the arrow points to the same tree).

Photos: Cuenca Los Ojos

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― Beck Mordini

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Through education, policy and outreach, we promote the great potential of inexpensive, low-tech and powerful Nature solutions to the biodiversity and climate crises, and work to inspire urgent action and widespread implementation of many regenerative practices.