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Episode 333. Volcanoes, Climate and Cows

This is The ChangeUnderground for the 17th of April 2023.

I’m your host, Jon Moore

Decarbonise the Air, Recarbonise the Soil!

Food and soil health are intricately linked and the health of one directly impacts the health of the other. Soil is the foundation of our food system. The top six inches of the landmass and the fact it rains semi-regularly is what keeps us alive. 

The key words there are “semi-regularly”. Since the Holocene, 12-10,000 years before present, there has been climate variability but within fairly, relatively speaking, narrow extremes. For most of that time, human population levels were such that our impact was far less than it is today.  Continue reading →

Episode 272. Methane?

This is The ChangeUnderground for the 4th of October 2021.

I’m your host, Jon Moore

Decarbonise the Air, Recarbonise the Soil!


I wandered over to Apple’s podcasts connect feature the other day for the first time in a long time. I’m setting up a podcast program at work and needed to refresh my knowledge of the site. To my surprise I found a few ratings and reviews. One from “Fan in Ireland” ​​madsmckeever had the words: “Do keep broadcasting, it is not a void.” and for these words I thank you. Continue reading →

Episode 158. Cows aren’t the enemy & let’s reward those doing the job!

This is the World Organic News for the week ending the 4th of March 2019.

Jon Moore reporting!

Decarbonise the air, recarbonise the soil!

We begin this week with a piece from Business Insider entitled: Cows are getting a bad rap and it’s time to set the record straight: Giving up meat won’t save the planet by Frank M. Mitloehner.


As the scale and impacts of climate change become increasingly alarming, meat is a popular target for action. Advocates urge the public to eat less meat to save the environment. Some activists have called for taxing meat to reduce consumption of it.

A key claim underlying these arguments holds that globally, meat production generates more greenhouse gases than the entire transportation sector. However, this claim is demonstrably wrong, as I will show. And its persistence has led to false assumptions about the linkage between meat and climate change.

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