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Biochar — Putting the carbon Genie back in the bottle: Rob Lerner at TEDxSanMiguelDeAllende

biochar-video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgwwV6YrWb0

How long does it take to make 1cm of soil?

It may take centuries for a soil to become fertile through the breakdown of rock and the accumulation of organic material, but human mismanagement can destroy that fertility within a few years, and Big Ag Farming is destroying/depleting our top soil and adding extreme amounts of carbon into the atmosphere…

Rob Lerner

Rob LernerRob Lerner is a biologist, business entrepreneur, and dedicated sustainability advocate. He has a B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara, an M.S. in Botany from University of Washington, and is the veteran of several start-ups in renewable energy, technology development, and other fields.

His current professional focus is on biochar as a strategy for climate change mitigation and sustainable agriculture. From 2009-2011 he directed the Costa Rica Biochar Project, and he is currently developing biochar initiatives in his adopted country of Mexico.

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