Life Saves the Planet Blog: Carbon

The topic of carbon is central to the climate change discourse. Carbon dioxide, a key greenhouse gas, is instrumental in the earth’s warming. However, it is vital to recognize that climate change is not solely driven by carbon dioxide, but by an interplay of factors. Furthermore, carbon is indispensable for life and is a component of the natural carbon cycle. Strategies to address climate change must encompass not just reducing emissions but also enhancing natural processes that sequester carbon in the soil. This dual approach can help in reestablishing the equilibrium of the carbon cycle and restoring a livable climate akin to historical conditions.

Healing Our Land & Our Climate! – Starts on July 9

In order to heal our climate, we must FIRST heal our land. In order to heal the land, we must restore the health of the soil and our ecosystems. Join Hart Hagan for this 12 week course on Healing Our Land & Our Climate! from July 9 – September 24. Classes are on Tuesdays and…

Toward a Regenerative Future – Monday, January 29 at 6pm ET

On Monday, January 29, Vincent Stanley of Patagonia joined our Life Saves the Planet lecture series to discuss the role of business in pivoting to regenerative systems. It is easy to vilify globalization and corporate America, but what would happen if the vast resources of the world economy turned towards eco-restoration, fair trade and uplifting…

The NS wildfires are not ‘natural’ disasters: climate change, forest management, and human folly are all to blame

Four forestry specialists offer their views on how to reduce the wildfire risks. The Wildfire story that no one is talking about.  The media is full of stories about the causes and cures for the massive forest fires raging around the world.  Those fires have finally hit close to the Bio4Climate home in New England…

Water for the Recovery of the Climate: A New Water Paradigm

Ing. Michal Kravčík,CSc. / RNDr. Jan Pokorný, CSc. / Ing. Juraj Kohutiar/           Ing. Martin Kovác / RNDr. Eugen Tóth http://www.waterparadigm.org/download/Water_for_the_Recovery_of_the_Climate_A_New_Water_Paradigm.pdf Jan Lambert’s Quick-Take: The New Water Paradigm presents a very useful way to view drought and other climate change, a way that shows how humankind can influence climate for the better simply by restoring natural…

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Real Climate Reality

Based on widely accepted scientific measurements, global emissions reduction efforts, while essential, have not succeeded in reducing levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases. The annual rate of carbon released into the atmosphere is accelerating (for many reasons which need not be discussed here). Reducing emissions and building out alternative energy are necessary but insufficient to address…

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Won’t End Global Warming

Solar panels on rooftops. Hybrid and electric vehicles. Meatless Mondays. What do all of these indicators of societal progress have in common? They are just some examples among the many widely attainable, lifestyle modifiers for reducing energy consumption in our fossil fuel-addicted world. But while replacing SUVs with hybrid cars and changing lifestyle habits to…

A Call for Sanity

In September, members of the United Nations will convene a round of climate change negotiations. It’s not hard to guess what is on the table: greenhouse gas emissions reductions. Yet after almost three decades of effort, during which atmospheric carbon concentrations have only gone up, another meeting focused primarily if not exclusively on emissions reductions appears to…

Carbon Farming: Paying for Results, Not for Data (Soils Are Far Too Important for a Commodities Market!)

At Biodiversity for a Livable Climate, removing carbon from the atmosphere by regenerating ecosystems and restoring biodiversity is our non-profit mission. Supporting farmers, herders and ranchers around the world to work in ways that both sequester carbon in soils and provide major benefits in productivity is a key means to that end. Unfortunately, the resources…