Welcome to the era of the 'extremophiles'!
February 4, 2013 Louisa Kiely
An ‘extremophile’ is an organism that can live under extreme environmental conditions that most life forms would be unable to tolerate*. WOW, just like they have now got new ‘temperature’ colours on maps so we can show temps of over 50 degrees! Who knows what ‘adaptation’ traits, language and new measurements we may have to come up with! Hold onto your hats!
Question: What is the global warming potential of nitrous oxide ? How do you make money from it?
Answer: Find out at the first webinar “An Introduction to Carbon Farming and Trading”
Voluntary and Mandatory Markets
The discussion about the ‘two markets’ is heating up as Australian politics makes it unclear as to wether or not we’ll have a mandatory market if the coalition wins (ie they scrap the carbon price). My view is that the Carbon Market is here to stay, and is a great vehicle for farmers to assist in the climate change mitigation. So our focus is on the long term, on making a market of the type that can become part of an enterprise mix for farmers, and be out of the reach of politics!
For a report on the role of the Voluntary Markets, see V Carbon News.
To make sure you are across all these issues, attend our upcoming Seminar “The Two Markets”.
Soil Carbon News
Guess what!? There IS an approved Soil Carbon Methodology – Its just not a ‘Carbon Farming Initiative’ one.
This one is by the Voluntary Carbon Standard – a Standard APPROVED for use in Australia for projects. So, these guys have solved the issues our scientists and others have been struggling with. ALSO, they are keen to work in Australia. Still early days, but in our unwavering pursuit of unlocking the soil’s potential, we will be diligently persuing this as well!
From around the world
- Maybe we could be sustainable at 9 billion if we lived this way – Great walk around a New York apartment.
- ‘Climate Change is here’ How companies are preparing for it. Some excellent resources here on the corporate side of things showing that we really, really need to change now.
- Dolphin Rescue, gives me a happy feeling.
Three weeks to go to the first Webinar – Don’t forget to register, numbers are limited!
We leave you now with this pearl of wisdom: “Men Argue, Nature Acts” – Voltaire.
Yours, as ever – humble carbon servant. I can be reached on 02 6374 0329, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Reported in Workman Publishing 2013, and included in Gary Reynolds ‘quick tips’ newsletter