Climate Change

Reflections on “Soil Not Oil”

More commentary on the recent Soil Not Oil conference in Richmond, CA from Margaret Reeves of the Pesticide Action Network.           Reflections on “Soil Not Oil” September 17, 2015 by Margaret Reeves Earlier this month I had the great pleasure of participating in a two-day Soil Not Oil conference in Richmond,…

Peasant agriculture is a true solution to the climate crisis – La Via Campesina call to action for COP21 in Paris

Peasant agriculture is a true solution to the climate crisis Published on Thursday, 03 September 2015 15:57 Climate disruptions this year have again caused widespread hunger, migration and the worsening of living conditions for millions of rural families, especially women and youth. While small farmers around the world continue to produce the food most people…

Exxon Believed Deep Dive Into Climate Research Would Protect Its Business – Inside Climate News

Part 2 of the Exxon: The Road Not Taken Series, from Inside Climate News Exxon Believed Deep Dive Into Climate Research Would Protect Its Business Outfitting its biggest supertanker to measure the ocean’s absorption of carbon dioxide was a crown jewel in Exxon’s research program. Neela Banerjee, Lisa Song, David Hasemyer Sep 17, 2015 Researchers…

Exxon’s Own Research Confirmed Climate Change Caused by Burning Fossil Fuels in 1977 – Inside Climate News & Frontline Report

Part 1 of the Exxon: The Road Not Taken report from Inside Climate News and Frontline: Exxon’s Own Research Confirmed Fossil Fuels’ Role in Global Warming Decades Ago Top executives were warned of possible catastrophe from greenhouse effect, then led efforts to block solutions. By Neela Banerjee, Lisa Song and David Hasemyer Sep 16, 2015…

The Soil Story – Sign the Petition for Healthy Soils

The Soil Story, from the folks at Kiss The Ground:

Science meets inspiration in this tale of nature’s best hidden innovation: soil.

The Soil Story, created by Kiss the Ground, is a five-minute film that shares the importance of healthy soil for a healthy planet.

Learn how we can “sequester” (store) carbon from our atmosphere, where it is harmful, and pull it back into the earth, where it belongs, through regenerative agriculture, composting, and other land management practices.

This video and petition [http://www.thesoilstory.com/] to the California Legislature supports the allocation of $160 million in funding from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund to help rebuild healthy soils.

You can support returning California to a drought-free state by signing our petition, sharing this video with your friends, and helping us reach 100,000 signatures for this initiative that will alter the future of California and our planet right now and for generations to come.

The film was directed in partnership with Louis Fox, best-known for the acclaimed viral series, The Story of Stuff.

Learn more and join the movement at http://www.thesoilstory.com/