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

Kiwi cows – climate change champions!

Professor Myles Allen of Oxford University, and a lead author of the October 2018 IPCC report, spoke to a capacity crowd in the Whangarei library tonight. Professor Myles Allen His core message for New Zealand was about methane. He debunked prevailing assessments that linked methane CO2 equivalents (e), claiming that it has a significantly different … Continue reading Kiwi cows – climate change champions!

Methane, carbon and planetary cooling

Its vital that we better understand the dynamics of methane and water in climate change processes. Walter Jehne, former CSIRO Microbiologist and Climate Scientist, and founder of Healthy Soils Australia has some significant insights into the dynamics of climate change. His core message is about the absolute importance of regenerating soils, often referred by him … Continue reading Methane, carbon and planetary cooling