Cooling the Climate Mess Through Soil and Water

MON, AUG 26, 2019

Soil and climate scientist Walter Jehne works to educate farmers, policymakers and others about “the soil carbon sponge” and its crucial role in reversing and mitigating flooding, drought, wildfires, and rising global temperatures. He shows us how we can safely cool the climate and restore essential biodiversity by repairing our disrupted hydrological cycles, returning excess carbon to the soils, where it can build a sponge that soaks up water and revives the biosphere.

+ BIO: Walter Jehne

Walter Jehne is an internationally known Australian soil microbiologist and climate scientist. He is the founder of Healthy Soils Australia.

In 2017, Jehne participated in an invitation-only United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization conference in Paris aimed at bringing soil into the next Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.

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