The value proposition of regenerative agriculture keeps getting stronger

Value = benefits - costs This simple formula describes why we do what we do. As an example, I like to buy produce at the Whāngarei Growers Market. There are some minor costs - I have to make sure I have cash on hand, I have to get out of bed Saturday morning and the … Continue reading The value proposition of regenerative agriculture keeps getting stronger

Ocean health is a key to healing the climate

Howard Dryden of GOES has an important message that is both chilling and provides reason for some optimism. It is about the sea surface microlayer (SML). This is a thin "skin" of 1 to 1000 microns on the ocean's surface. The SML is populated by plankton, diatoms, and other micro-organisms and a complex mixture of … Continue reading Ocean health is a key to healing the climate

What do we call this new climate paradigm?

The current climate narrative centres the cause and cure of climate change on greenhouse gasses. The main strategy is emissions reductions, with sequestration as a support act. Yes, we do have to eliminate the use of fossil fuels as quickly as possible. But this strategy is failing and will continue to fail. Let's call it … Continue reading What do we call this new climate paradigm?

What do we call this new climate paradigm?

The current climate narrative centres the cause and cure of climate change on greenhouse gasses. The main strategy is emissions reductions, with sequestration as a support act. Yes, we do have to eliminate the use of fossil fuels as quickly as possible. But this strategy is failing and will continue to fail. Let's call it … Continue reading What do we call this new climate paradigm?

John Liu at CoP 27

CoP 27 will no doubt be framed in the context of the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). The sole focus on greenhouse gasses is failing and will continue to fail. There will be at least one person there who has a wider perspective on mitigation options - John Liu has been invited to the conference. John … Continue reading John Liu at CoP 27