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S9E4: Restoring Ecosystems

This is The ChangeUnderground

I’m your host, Jon Moore

Decarbonise the Air, Recarbonise the Soil!

Welcome to episode 4 of season 9: 

After a nearly six month hiatus, we’re back baby. Ill health – RSV then Covid then general lack of stamina, depression at the shape of the world, life interfering with the joys of podcasting and a period of great flux in my life, I’ve returned with a renewed sense of purpose. Having basically re-engineered my life to be how I’d like it, I now have more creative space to play with. I’ll stick with the seasonal structure for the show. The enforced periods of rest are something I’m scheduling into my life anyway. Rest was something very underappreciated by your narrator. I’ve learned my lesson. Continue reading →

Episode 344: Movin’ Out… 

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

I’m your host, Jon Moore

Decarbonise the Air, Recarbonise the Soil!

Following on from last week’s heat wave stories comes an article from The Conversation, dated 23 June 2023:

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If you take a plunge in the sea this winter, you might notice it’s warmer than you expect. And if you’re fishing off Sydney and catch a tropical coral trout, you might wonder what’s going on. Continue reading →

Episode 342: 7 Ways to Kill Soil 

This is The ChangeUnderground for the 26th of June 2023.

I’m your host, Jon Moore

Decarbonise the Air, Recarbonise the Soil!

As I discussed last month with the new vision statement for the podcast and blog, “Decarbonise the air, recarbonise the soil.”

This week we continue our journey through the soil with a post from CHELSIESQUARED entitled: 7 Ways to Kill Soil Microbes: and why this is a bad idea….   Continue reading →

Epiosode 341: You Can Be The 100th Monkey?

This is the World Organic News for the week ending 12th of June 2023.

Jon Moore reporting!

Decarbonise the air, recarbonise the soil!

This week the focus is building big things from small. Let me explain.

Following on from the hundred monkeys idea discussed in Episode 189, I’ve come to realise the need for as many people as possible to know how to grow some food. My thinking goes like this:

If it took 100 monkeys to shift the monkey paradigm from eating raw spuds to eating salty raw spuds that had been washed in sea water, then the more people I can influence into growing some food, the point will come when our cultural paradigm will shift from consumption to production.  Continue reading →

Episode 340. We (Still) Need a Regeneration Revolution (Episode226)

This is the World Organic News for the week ending 5th of  June 2023.

Jon Moore reporting!

Decarbonise the air, recarbonise the soil!

Soil

Today we’re going to discuss regeneration in particular regeneration of the soil and ecosystems. Over the last 50 to 75 years, basically since the second world war we’ve gone through a period of destruction. In effect a faustian bargain in which we gave up 1% of our topsoil every year in return for production returns.

Industrial Agriculture

We did this by using chemicals: chemical fertilizers, chemical pesticides and herbicides and fungicides and it worked. There were lots of famines and people starving in the 1970s. A lot of the techniques developed with chemical inputs saved many people, kept them alive. But the cost! That bill is coming due and we need to pay for it now. If we wait, the cost will be so much higher. Continue reading →

Episode 338. The Greatest Threat…

This is The ChangeUnderground for the 22nd of May 2023.

I’m your host, Jon Moore

Decarbonise the Air, Recarbonise the Soil!

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The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has warned that a warming climatic event in the coming months, combined with human-induced climate change, will have far reaching repercussions for health, food security, water management and the environment. Continue reading →