Doug Zook & David Morimoto: Sample “Wows” From Biosphere History

We are last minute arrivals to the region of the Earth where life can be found and thrives: the biosphere. The 3.8 billion year history of the Earth shows to this day that life — particularly microbial — has been the consistent major contributor to building features of the biosphere, giving us rocky landscapes, myriad…

Some Sample “Wows” From Biosphere History

Douglas Zook, in conversation with David Morimoto, joined our Life Saves the Planet lecture series hosted by GBH Forum Network. Dr. Zook is an ecologist with a long career making the connections between activity at the microbiome scale and global ecology. He led us through some major moments in biosphere history and described what we can learn…

Counting Down to Restoring Earth: How Do We Get There?

Ecosystem Restoration Camps, in partnership with Biodiversity for a Livable Climate, hosted a symposium on the steps we need to take to restore the earth over the next several years. The event featured speakers Daniel Wahl, John D. Liu, Precious Phiri, and Jim Laurie with opening remarks from Tim Christophersen from the UN Environment Program.…

Our Crowdfunder, Saving Life on Earth Is Our Highest Calling!, in Collaboration with Spirit of Resilience

A collaborative crowdfunder highlighting the relationship between spirit and science, with Spirit of Resilience, an organization of women of color. View details.

Christopher Haines: Heat Planet- Another View of Climate

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Architect Christopher Haines will give an overview of our built environments and degraded rural habitats, and how they make significant contributions to global warming. He illustrates how a change in perspective may lead to a cooler planet much…

Christopher Haines: Heat Planet

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Not just fossil fuels, but also the human-generated heat that creates global warming. Christopher Haines: architect, consultant for living design #globalwarming #climatechange #planet

Walter Jehne: Cooling the Climate Mess

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Soil and climate scientist Walter Jehne explains how healthy soils act as a sponge for carbon and water – the “soil carbon sponge.” When we manage soils to absorb water, biodiverse living systems thrive, photosynthesis pulls carbon out…

The Heat Planet: A New Approach to Climate with Christopher Haines

June 13, 2019, 6:00 p.m., Potluck, Presentation and Discussion in Cambridge: “The Heat Planet: A New Approach to Climate with Christopher Haines.” View event details.

Walter Jehne: Climate Solutions for a Blue Planet

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Walter Jehne: Healthy Soil Australia #regeneration #aridlandscapes #planetrestoration

Natural climate solutions, Griscom 2017

This is one of the most comprehensive mainstream studies to date of a broad spectrum of natural climate solutions by thirty-two co-authors and supported by The Nature Conservancy. The report examines “20 conservation, restoration, and/or improved land management actions that increase carbon storage and/or avoid greenhouse gas emissions across global forests, wetlands, grasslands, and agricultural…

Compendium Vol. 1 No. 2: Appendix B: A systems approach to climate change

“The world is divided politically, but ecologically it is tightly interwoven.” – Carl Sagan, 1980, Cosmos The magnitude of troubles ailing humanity is dizzying, if not terrifying – any 10 minutes of exposure to the daily news can attest to this. It’s hard to untangle the problems from each other, or to connect causes to…

Bill Reed: Healing the Earth in 18 months- The Wholing of Ecosystems and Human Will

Learn more about Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: https://bio4climate.org/ Please donate to our ecosystem restoration work: https://bio4climate.org/donate/ Bill Reed is an internationally recognized practitioner, lecturer, and leading authority in sustainability and regenerative planning, design and implementation. Presented at the Climate Reckoning conference November 17-19, 2017 at Harvard University #ecosystems #holistic #earth

Climate Reckoning: Paths to an Earth Restored

Conference Home    Speakers    Program    Sponsors and Partners Our most exciting, ground-breaking conference yet was a great success! Videos now online on the program page. Harvard University,* Museum of Natural History Geological Lecture Hall 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA Friday, November 17 – Sunday, November 19, 2017 Friday, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday,  9 a.m. – 5 p.m.…

The Advancement of Science: From Paradigms to Peer Review

Paradigms and How They Shift Understanding the role of paradigms in scientific investigation is one of the keys to approaching the revolutionary view of climate as a problem of ecosystem dynamics as opposed to one simply of excessive greenhouse gases.  The new paradigm doesn’t render the old paradigm irrelevant, but it reframes its significance and role…

Scenario 300: Making Climate Cool!

Let’s pull carbon out of the atmosphere and bring down the higher temperatures brought about by global warming – safely, inexpensively, low-tech, with a broad range of benefits. It was a great conference!  Video links are directly beneath the title of each presentation, below.Downloads: Conference Program,  Book List,  Take Action!, Carbon Unit Conversions Scenario 300: Making…

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…

The Power and Promise of Biodiversity: Visions of Restoring Land, Sea and Climate

Home    Speakers    Program The Power and Promise of Biodiversity: Visions of Restoring Land, Sea and Climate Click here to view videos! Saturday, April 30, 2016 A conference at Harvard University Geological Lecture Hall 24 Oxford Street Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA Tickets: Regular, $50; Early-Bird (by April 11th), $35; Students/Low-Income, $15 Biodiversity is the foundation of a healthy ecosystem.  Biodiversity…

Restoring Ecosystems to Reverse Global Warming, Washington D.C. 2015

Restoring Ecosystems to Reverse Global Warming, Washington, DC Promoting the power of nature to remove excess carbon from the atmosphere where it does untold damage, and restore it to the soils where it supports abundant life and helps reverse global warming. Source: http://bostongreenschools.org/ Saturday, September 26, 2015, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Moot Court RoomDavid A.…

Restoring Ecosystems to Reverse Global Warming

Restoring Ecosystems to Reverse Global Warming – Conference Home – The conference is over, it was a stunning success – and our work has just begun. Stay tuned! November 21-23, 2014 Promoting the power of nature to remove excess carbon from the atmosphere where it does untold damage, and restore it to the soils where…

Hope for a Livable Climate

6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Hope for a Livable Climate: The Promise of Restorative Grazing & Other Ecological Innovations to Regenerate Soil, Secure Food & Water, Revive Rural Economies and Reverse Global Warming View event details.