Walter Jehne: New Climate Solutions
Water Cycles and the Soil Carbon Sponge
Thursday, April 26, 2018
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Haller Lecture Hall (Harvard)
24 Oxford Street · Cambridge, MA
Organized by Paula C. Phipps
A talk by Australian climate scientist and soil microbiologist
Walter Jehne, Director of Healthy Soils Australia
An internationally-recognized Australian climate scientist and soil microbiologist, Walter Jehne was one of the early researchers on glomalin, mycorrhizal fungi, and root ecology. He will describe how quickly, affordably and naturally we can reverse global warming and its effects by working with the water cycle and the soil sponge.
Walter worked for three decades at CSIRO – the Australian government’s scientific research organization, with the UN and with NGOs to create global change in food systems and climate response.
Walter is a leader in the grassroots movement to educate farmers, industry and policymakers on the crucial role of soil ecosystems in global climate change. In 2017, he was part of an invitation-only UN FAO conference in Paris looking at bringing soil into the next Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.
Note: This event is not a Harvard University program or activity. Biodiversity for a Livable Climate is not affiliated with Harvard University.