(1) 90-degree heat torches the Heartland in mid-February, firenado ignited (VIDEO) – The Washington Post
(2) February 2016’s shocking global warming temperature record
Parts of the Arctic were more than 16 degrees Celsius (29 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer than “normal” for the month of February, bringing them a few degrees above freezing, on par with typical June levels, in what is typically the coldest month of the year.
(3) Dispatch From COP21: The Convenient Truth About Soil
(4) Voluntary Pledges Aren’t Enough: Glaciologist Jason Box Says Nonbinding Emission Reductions Won’t Cut It
In this December 2015 interview with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!, Box twice stresses the need for grassland restoration to draw down excess atmospheric carbon and store it in soil. (8-minute)
(5) S.O.S. – Save Our Soils
Interview with Christine Jones, PhD, whose worked has helped elucidate the Liquid Carbon Pathway, the primary way plants transfer atmospheric carbon into soil.
(6) The Drought Fighter
by Todd Oppenheimer
Could a controversial farmer in California have found the most effective way to grow food in a warming world?
(7) Rodale White Paper
Regenerative Organic Agriculture and Climate Change: A Down-to-Earth Solution to Global Warming
(8) Regenerative Capitalism:
How Universal Principles and Patterns Will Shape Our New Economy, by John Fullerton, Capital Institute
(9) Cows Can Save the Planet – article by Allan Savory
(10) In Episode 2, “Plains,” of the National Geographic documentary series “Earth – A New Wild” (2015), eminent conservation biologist M. Sanjayan, former lead scientist of The Nature Conservancy, travels to Zimbabwe to meet with Allan Savory, then explains how regenerative, high-density grazing reverses desertification and restores wildlife habitat even during a time of drought, calling the results “spectacular.”
(11) California billionaire Tom Steyer, one of America’s best-known climate activists as funder of the Keystone XL pipeline protest, raises cattle to heal land and drawdown carbon to reverse the climate crisis. “We would continue raising cattle even if no one ever ate another steak,” said [Steyer’s wife, Kat] Taylor. That’s how beneficial she and Steyer think these large farm animals can be. They want the cows to mimic the ancient migratory patterns of wild ungulates and naturally fertilize and aerate soil to reverse the mass erosion believed to be accelerating climate change.
(12) Soil Carbon Cowboys
Meet Allen Williams, Gabe Brown and Neil Dennis – climate heroes and innovators! These ranchers now know how to regenerate their soils while making their animals healthier and their operations more profitable. They are turning ON their soils, enabling rainwater to sink into the earth rather than run off. And these turned ON soils retain that water, so the ranches are much more resilient in drought. It’s an amazing story that has just begun.
(13) Soil Carbon Curious
Adaptive Multi-Paddock grazing (AMP grazing) is regenerating soils around the world, producing healthy grass-finished beef. But the science on AMP grazing is sparse, to say the least. Now, a group of leading soil, rangeland, bug and social scientists are setting out to fill the science gap. Led by Dr. Richard Teague of Texas A&M, and convened by filmmaker Peter Byck of Arizona State University, the ASU-Soil Carbon Nation Whole Systems Science Team is positioned to do large scale science that’s never been done before.
(14) The Soil Story video
by Kiss The Ground
(15) The Only Way to Have a Cow
by Bill McKibben, 350.org
(16) Why George Monbiot is wrong: grazing livestock can save the world by Hunter Lovins
(17) “Soil Carbon: Putting Carbon Back Where It Belongs: In the Earth”
Tony Lovell at TEDxDubbo
Lovell explains the reasoning behind how more green growing plants means more captured carbon dioxide — more water — more production — more biodiversity — more profit. Did you know that a 1% change in soil organic matter across just one-quarter of the World’s land area could sequester 300 billion tonnes of physical CO2?
(18) Humus – The Essential Ingredient
Graeme Sait at TEDxNoosa
(19) Shear Salvation
Nature Conservancy Magazine