What exactly is Climate Change?
Climate refers to the weather conditions in one place over a long period of time. Climate change is a shift in those average conditions. The planet is experiencing a rapid change in its weather conditions, with a severe warming trend, due to human factors – primarily from the use of fossil fuels, burning down forests, with 25% of climate change caused by agricultural practices.
Bill Nye the Science Guy explains Climate Change for us.
What is Permaculture?
Permaculture is a system of ecological design that integrates knowledge and practices that draw from many disciplines and links them into solutions to meet human needs while ensuring a resilient future. It includes a set of design principles derived using whole-systems thinking that are clustered into three core ethics: care for the earth, care for the people and care for the future.
This short film introduces the concept of permaculture by the co-creators of the term.
Can permaculture help to reverse climate change?
Human-caused climate change is a crisis of systems—ecosystems and social systems–and must be addressed systemically. Permaculture’s design principles, based on whole-systems thinking, seem to be ideally suited to the task. Restoring the world’s degraded soils and promoting biodiversity, two permaculture principles, would help to sequester excess carbon—the driver of climate change.
Exactly how can agriculture help to reverse climate change?
This short video produced by The Ohio State University explains a key benefit of regenerative agriculture – soil carbon sequestration.