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Methane: Sources, Sinks and Uncertainties

A paper about methane that I have been working on with a team of scientists and practitioners is now published. A nuanced understanding of methane is important for Aotearoa, as the dominant view positions methane emissions as a major problem. But our predominantly pasture-based agricultural systems operate in ways that emit methane, also support the … Continue reading Methane: Sources, Sinks and Uncertainties

More evidence for direct cooling

When someone claims that we can cool the earth safely and naturally in a decade, you would think people would be interested, right? This would be especially so when this claim comes from climate scientist Walter Jehne. I picked up Walter's ideas from a good friend who was very patient with me because I was … Continue reading More evidence for direct cooling

Regenerative farming update

In the words of Mike Taitoko of Calm the Farm "regenerative farming globally is a freight train that has left the station - and is only going one way". It seems like there is growing momentum that will shift farming away from extractive industrial farming. Here are some highlights from the last few months. Regenerative … Continue reading Regenerative farming update

Marine permaculture for Tai Tokerau?

Tai Tokerau is a slim peninsula about 320 km long. The Northland Region has 3200 kms of coastline and harbour shoreline, including the Kaipara Harbour, which has the longest shoreline of any harbour in the world. Our marine ecosystems range from the pristine Poor Knights Islands, to the degraded waterways in our harbours. 700,000 tonnes … Continue reading Marine permaculture for Tai Tokerau?