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Restoring Plants, Soil and Water: Nature Wants to Help
May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Presentation and talk by Judith Schwartz, Environmental Journalist.
Discussions of climate have largely been driven by physics and a focus on fossil fuels. But the constellation of phenomena that we call climate also reflects biology. The problem isn’t carbon per se, but that there’s too much carbon in the air rather than in the ground. Due to erosion and tillage, our soil has lost much of its carbon: 50–80% of the world’s cultivated soil has lofted its carbon into the air.
The resulting degraded land is an important cause of climate change as well as a result of it, but there are ample opportunities to work with nature to restore processes that regenerate the land and bolster climate resilience. Judith will discuss how we might rebuild lost carbon, the role of plants in attracting and generating water, the significance of forests, and efforts around the globe that are already implementing solutions to restore our living natural systems.
Judith is the author of Water in Plain Sight: Hope for a Thirsty World. There will be a book signing afterward.
Fee: Attendance is free, but registration is required. Tickets available through Eventbrite