Really glad to have attended the Quivara Coalition's conference in ABQ last week. Here's one of my favorite slides from Gregg Simonds' talk. As Christine Jones pointed out during her talk on the same day, the "water issue" compared to "human caused climate change" is easier for some people (like climate-change deniers) to understand. Both are critical, but the water issue is easier to explain because it mostly involves simple arithmetic as opposed to the more abstract concepts associated with atmospheric science. (Please note that surface runoff should be understood for what it is in most cases: pollution.)
Shrinking glaciers mean
growing problems for farmers
and you. Harvest rain.
Looking forward to presenting in Athens at the 18th annual Georgia Organics Conference with Terri Jagger Blincoe on Friday, February 20th. With 70+ inches of annual rainfall, check out how Terri uses rain catchment almost exclusively for her operation, Ladybug Farms. Please also spread the word about the conference to anyone in Dixieland!
In an age where dams are being torn down, it's too bad that $1 billion is set to be spent on the damming of the Gila River, one of the last free rivers in the US.
Although I’m a critic of all the money being spent on space exploration these days, NASA has been an essential resource in getting information about climate change. The movie below shows how plants and seasons play a crucial role in in the production of carbon dioxide.
Landscape design, particularly water harvesting, is another industry that would benefit from LIDAR mapping.
Doug Fine is an extremely fun and informative writer/speaker. Tonight and Saturday he'll be in Santa Fe!
From a few years ago, but it is good to see Harvest the Rain getting it’s time in The Santa Fe Reporter.
Concerned about water issues? Want to boost local economies with jobs that are hard to outsource? Please sign, like, and share the petition to the President! See link below.