Think of it this way. You are filling your bathtub for a nice relaxing soak. Let’s say your cell phone rings, you step outside to answer the call and get distracted. Your tub continues to fill and begins to overflow. Before you know it, your house is totally flooded, your children are floating around your house and are struggling to survive. What do you do? For a start you turn the water off and unplug the tub!
Identifying a problem can sometimes be so simple, with an easy solution such as turning off the water and pulling the plug.
In a similar manner to your overflowing tub, it is easy to understand climate change is a problem from too much CO2 in our atmosphere, which has created such an imbalance that it is causing a chain reaction of events, (similar to your water soaked floors, ruined ceilings, drowning kids.
But when we think about carbon and climate change, we panic. We think we need to find solutions in every area at once (save the children, save the dining room carpet, save the chandelier….). Problem is, everything we do emits carbon. It’s time to pull the plug. If we don’t rid ourselves of some of the carbon that’s already there, the dining room is history.
Reducing Carbon – Every way we can!
We can not change our ways overnight to fix the problem. But we can demand change. Every effort to move away from further carbon overloading towards sustainable solutions needs to be supported.
Many may not relate concrete and cement to global warming.
Tom Schuler gives a brilliant description of how concrete and cement pump a huge amount of carbon into the atmosphere. But more important, he shows how to fix the problem and even create cement that actually sucks huge amounts of carbon from the atmosphere – permanently
As consumers we need to support, no demand, that this solution to help reduce our CO2 overloaded atmosphere spread globally. The technology needs to be recognized and adapted by every national leader who is responsible for reducing their contribution to global warming. This is a solution for this one industry that needs to be adopted.
Biochar Life: Realization of a Vision
Michael has always been the type of person who does not simply complain when something is not right. Instead he works on finding and implementing a solution to solve the problem.
In this interview with Matt Rickard from Task.io Michael shares his vision about biochar, its relationship to climate change, and how the solution has a positive impact on smallholder farmers and our environment, in a big way!
The recent success of his efforts to include smallholder farmers in the global effort to reduce carbon is just the beginning. There is still so much work to be done to grow the vision across the globe. Warm Heart’s impact venture with Biochar.Life is building both sides of the equation – balancing the supply and the demand.
Michael has been able to inspire others to join in a team effort to make a dream of his a reality. We have an incredible team of bright, intelligent, hardworking and dedicated people working together to make this happen. As Michael sees it “I pushed the boulder off the mountain top. They are the ones who have pushed it through the swamp to get to the finish line.”
We are excited and a bit overwhelmed by the response we have received so far from farming communities around the globe who want to be trained and join the program. This project has the potential to grow rapidly, but needs financial support to get the legs on the ground and running.
A 2020 Nature Communications journal article called “Scientists’ Warning on Affluence” found that “Many people do not see themselves as being part of either the problem or the solution but look for governments, technology and/or businesses to solve the problem”.
The conclusion of the article points out that “People, not institutions, need to solve the problem. The organizations engaged in climate debates—governments, companies, NGOs—are ultimately legal or social structures made up by people. And if people don’t change, the institutions won’t either.”
We each need to take a moment and assess our own footprint. Even though we may try to reduce our footprint through conscious choice, we are still living in a carbon run world and that carbon is what is impacting our environment.
If we want to have a chance at reducing climate change we need to start now to eliminate as much carbon as we can. We need to own up to the responsibility and contribute to the solution. Biochar Life offers that opportunity, either through a monthly subscription to purchase personal carbon credits, or as an investor to help reach our goal as quickly as possible. Learn how.
A changing world
We face changes that will dwarf any we have confronted before.
Who will have to handle climate change?
Juni, an online learning system for children, recognizes this, and has developed a series “Learning to Lead Key Industries of Tomorrow”.
In their “Future of” series they cover subjects not normally taught in schools, such as Climate Change, CyberSecurity, and CyberCurrency.
This is a step forward in preparing today’s youth to tackle tomorrows problems.
Kudos to Juni and every other organization taking steps now to help prepare our leaders of tomorrow.