Carbon Soil Issues

Wed, May 14, 2008

Australian Climate Change

Yesterday I listened to the current Radio 4 series called A Sun Parched Country which tells how Australia is dealing with climate change and severe drought. This week’s programme told the fascinating story about Australian farmers locking up carbon in the atmosphere by fostering deep-rooted plant species on land used for agriculture.

It explained how “soil, rather than forests could hold the key to removing carbon dioxide emissions from the atmosphere, and at the same time help farmers and improve biodiversity. This could have important implications for the future of our plants – and the planet.”

You can listen to the full programme at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/sunparchedcountry.shtml

For a full explanation of what Australian farmers are doing go to:

http://envirofarming.blogspot.com/

http://www.carboncoalition.com.au/

http://www.carbonfarmersofaustralia.com.au/

The Australian countryside is being seriously affected by drought as these amazing pictures reveal:

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=16940

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