Sir Tim Smit: We enter Era where Nations not matter much

He climbed a 4500 years old tree, mentions that we know something is out of control, and that the secret is the Beatles. In this keynote presentation he speaks about, humans are a part of nature, and not apart from it, and related learnings, insights and wisdoms. Sir Timothy Bartel Smit KBE (born 25 September…

Solving Extinction, Health & Climate: Central Roles Food & Agriculture

Professor David Tilman (University of Minnesota), a leading expert in the fields of ecology, evolution and resource competition, gives the keynote lecture for the 2018 ONE Network event for staff and graduate students across the University of Oxford. http://www.one.ox.ac.uk/events/one-event-181113.html Video via Environmental Change Institute https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfATHJ54qXw

Farming + Land use Cause 24% of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

November 8, 2018 – Pete Smith of University of Aberdeen presents “Agriculture, Climate Change, and Biodiversity.” Farming will Negatively impact Biodiversity Farming + Land use Cause 24% of Greenhouse Gas Emissions What can we do about it? Learn more about the Raymond and Beverly Sackler U.S. – U.K. Scientific Forum at http://www.nasonline.org/programs/sackler-forum/

Warlike Climate Mobilization

The Climate Mobilization Victory Plan, written by Ezra Silk, is a policy document that tangibly demonstrates how the U.S. could eliminate net greenhouse gas emissions by 2025, contribute to a global effort to restore a safe climate, and reverse ecological overshoot through a massive WWII-scale mobilization. http://www.postcarbon.org/the-climate-mobilization-victory-plan-foreword The Victory Plan (PDF) https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByftlCTrJRYVejBuYUZkM1dKcms/view The Climate Mobilization…

Regenerating soil holds the key to tackling climate change

The last 14 consecutive months broke the global temperature record. Summer sea ice cover in the Arctic Ocean in 2016 hit a new low, with a staggering 260000 square km below the previous record for June, set in 2010. We’re not doing much to stop this trend: according to Professor Kevin Anderson, one of Britain’s…

Global Water Efficiency Gains Through Drip Irrigation

MyRain is making drip irrigation accessible to all the farmers of India by automating the process of designing systems for their small-plot farms, with a mobile app and on-time delivery. Sponsor: USAID Global Development Lab http://www.usaid.gov/GlobalDevLab In The Making takes you behind the scenes of spectacular projects, people, and ideas while they are being created.…

What Is Biochar Gardening?

CBS – MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The mayor of Minneapolis and the chairman of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux signed an agreement Tuesday that promotes the use of biochar. Jim Doten, Minneapolis’ environmental services’ supervisor, says it’s a product similar to cooking charcoal that’s used for gardening. “They really increase the soil fertility, it increases crop yields,…

Spirulina Healthy Source of Protein + Sequestering CO2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jZbp3xzXNU Urban farming can be a source of fresh and sustainable food even in some of the world’s most polluted cities. EnerGaia, a Thai company that works with hotels, businesses and other building owners, is using previously unused rooftops to produce spirulina, an edible cyanobacteria which, if harvested on a large scale, could be used…

Lester Brown: Perspectives on Limits to Growth / World on the Edge

We are facing issues of near-overwhelming complexity and unprecedented urgency. Can we think systematically and fashion policies accordingly? Can we move fast enough to avoid environmental decline and economic collapse? Can we change direction before we go over the edge? I will look at the economic future through and environmental lens to fashion a plan…