Elephants in our Fields?

I recently came a cross a post by Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms. He had a face-off with John Mackey, of Whole Foods, on the topic, “Eating Meat is Unhealthy and Unethical”. Link The coming carbon crisis (yes, it is already here for many of us), is going to force us to look at carbonContinue reading “Elephants in our Fields?”

For some Texans, this might be a taste (or not) of things to come.

This is a 5 minute video (very well done) on a West Texas town that has been dealing with the issue of water use for oil and gas versus agriculture and local residents.  What I found to be most challenging in the video, was the issue of whether people who have water would be ableContinue reading “For some Texans, this might be a taste (or not) of things to come.”

Is atmospheric carbon the key to restoring nutritious food as well as rainwater conservation?

I have been studying this hypothesis for several years now, and it is interesting to see some higher profile journalism suggesting the same. The hypothesis is on whether our soils can absorb all of the carbon in the atmosphere.  We need that carbon in order to produce more nutritious foods, and to hold more surfaceContinue reading “Is atmospheric carbon the key to restoring nutritious food as well as rainwater conservation?”

Local weather risks

As the summer advances, I am seeing several articles about the hurricane season and the need to be better prepared.  Texas A&M has some good material on Emergency procedures including guides for the following events:  Thunderstorm Disasters, Winter Storm Disasters, and Heat Wave Disasters. As I review our preparedness for disasters, I am not soContinue reading “Local weather risks”

Are we heading into a Drought? Picture 2 — Average temperature in May for TX

The picture you see above has been extracted form the Southern Regional Climate Center at LSU.  Please go towww.srcc.lsu.edu to verify.  File picture made 05/31/13 at 09:30Commentary:  Yes, this is for just May alone and does not factor in the other 11 months of the year.  I have yet to find any suggestion that the trendsContinue reading “Are we heading into a Drought? Picture 2 — Average temperature in May for TX”

WSJ: Europe’s Green-Fuel search turns to America’s forests.

This article appeared on the front page of the the Tuesday, May 28th edition of the Wall Street Journal.  It continues on page 12. In summary, the article brings to light a fact that has been developing for the last 2 years — that European coal burning power plants (Japan and Korea are headed inContinue reading “WSJ: Europe’s Green-Fuel search turns to America’s forests.”

Must see video on restoring the planet and our soil

This is a great TED talk and I hope it goes on to be a classic. It is not the first time that someone has talked about this theory of planet/soil resotration, but this talk is by the grand master himself, and done quite well. It is about 25 minutes long, but highly recommended andContinue reading “Must see video on restoring the planet and our soil”

Who are we waiting for?

The DOHA round of climate change negotiations have ended, and we have the same result.  Click here for the Texas Drought Project review.  Are we waiting for this level of representation to do the work for us? The more I read about drought, obessity, cancer, carbon in the atmosphere, the more I become convinced thatContinue reading “Who are we waiting for?”

Drought – Who are the lucky ones?

How many would stop dead in their tracks if someone told you, you are?  Here is a linkto the forecast from the Texas State Climatologist’s office.   If you scroll down, you will find the following map which I have cut and pasted below.  Travis County is listed as “Moderate Dryness”, and this after a yearContinue reading “Drought – Who are the lucky ones?”