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"wendy silvers" Discussed on The Kitchen Sisters Present
"Go to school. Do anything you want now. I just want to cook. I WanNa go to culinary school. My Dad was. I know you can't do it in the military and when I got out I was going to Howard University and I was cooking all the time people like you know how to cook. I remember when Anna finally showed me how to make her sweet potato pie. Small video clip on my phone like in the kitchen and her going on. You need to add a little bit more than that don't taste written Whip it some more maybe baby no rush. Just go ahead and just whipping some more. You know and I'm standing there like I whipped it and she's like they don't feel right. It don't feel right. I don't feel right in my mouth. Don't open up the oven. Yeah as you told me the base it every five minutes. She said See that's an approximation. You trying to like look at you. Look at you look at you. Got Your phone out you know. I had the little time five minutes. Let me run over here in base right. She says no baby. That's an approximation. Like I had to give you something to go on. Thanks also to Clare Sullivan and Angela. Mckee Brown from the edible schoolyard foundation and two CALICO Jonty Edge. Nick and Jason Baid. Here's a few more. Thank yous the panelists you heard in this story. Jeff Moyer excecutive director Rodale Institute as Mott asked bear. Hey professor of Soil Biogeochemical University of California. Mer said Wendy silver professor of ecosystem ecology and Bio Return Lau soil scientists Ohio State University and recipient of the Japan prize for the sustainable soil management for Global Food Security and mitigation of climate. Change Greg Farmer. Grazing Land Management Consultant. Anthony fell convento author an organic farmer. David Work Work Farms Ltd. then the get into farming. We were sitting around in Manila. Was like bathing. What are we going to do with autism land and I said Nanna we should go back to formative and she says just saying we baby and I said yes man. Her Mom and my aunt sisters got together. They underneath the table in gifted in my sister tuna acres and was like. Y'All need to get back to form in at the time. I was executive chef at the House of Representatives in Washington. Dc and. I'm like I can't just leave my job. Two thousand eleven. I moved back to the farm full time. I had the conversation with Manana about going back to school and learning about organic form. She heard me use the word organic and what she actually thought was chemistry manacles. Babe sit down with me for a little while I would learn. I WanNa know what you earned school. I'm telling her what I learned. He was like no no no. Tell me about the organic stuff I said. That is the organic stuff. She was like No they'd be talking about farming baby. You mean to tell me Yo ass when all the way to California to learn what you already know how to do so. I'm telling her about compass and she goes. But you're talking about the honey wagon to do the honey wagon day. We've been making minority. Says I don't know I mean your your great granddaddy used to make minority and I was like. Oh my God I could actually just given my Nanna the money in her feet. I think we need to take the time to sit at the feet of our elders. And actually listen regardless of whether they're using of big scientific word or something as simple as the old ways I mean what I see here al. Gore's ranch the reclamation of land and How to do carbon sequestering making sure that you rotate various animals through the pasture spreading that manure out and letting that grass grow putting things paddock's old ways the kitchen sisters present is part of PR XS RADIO TOPA. A network of some of the most distinct independent and beautifully crafted podcasts. Please take care of yourself your family and your community and the people who grow and Cook our food deepest. Thanks to those of you. Who are out working taking risks to help take care of the needs of all of us. Thanks for listening..
"wendy silvers" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
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"wendy silvers" Discussed on KGO 810
"Now, more of that Thurston on K G O eight ten it's not easy being green. Having to spend each day's color of the leaves good afternoon. I'm Pat Thurston. Okay. So we have Debbie Reffell with us. She is director rebel. I call her doctor, Debbie, she's the director of the San Francisco department of the environment. And she's here to talk with us about the things San Francisco is doing and maybe things that San Francisco will do in the future because San Francisco wants to be the greenest city in the world, you bet. Okay. Well, we'd love company we want lots of company, we don't want to be the only greens. It would be you compete only compete with other. Yeah. Then you applaud people if they would do better. All right. So let's talk about a CO two because it's an issue. It's a problem. It's a major contributor to global warming. Global warming is a reality global climate change is reality. It's it's one of the reasons that we have the intensity of the wildfires that we've been having having and one of the reasons they start is because of the despicable PG in their malfeasance. But that's a whole different show. It's one. Of those reasons, but also, it's breaking my heart. It's breaking my heart because people aren't paying attention animals are dying polar bears are starving. The corals are dying and the corals are the home to so many amazing see creatures. It's it's it's bad. It's really there's the Pacific garbage patch, you know, all that's global climate change. But that's our destruction of our environment. Let's go to CO two. How are we going to deal with it? How do we get it out? Once it's up there. Well, I also want to say, Pat, I wish your listeners could see the expression on your face like I can looking at your eyes as you talk. The passion is so real, and it very much mirrors my sense, sometimes a feeling overwhelmed like this is just getting out of control. And what can I do it handles? So big. Yeah. Now, the thing that to me is a scientist that was always a dilemma about carbon is I was taught in school that carbon is the building block of life. Now if it's such a important part. How can it be the thing? That's poisoning us. How can carbon be the problem as well as the foundation of life? And what I came to understand is carbon is not the evil thing. It's too much carbon in the wrong place. We have spent hundreds of years now drilling carbon reserves in oil and gas out of the ground burning it for our fuels and putting it in the atmosphere. So the problem we have today is that there's too much carbon in the air and there's too much carbon in the seas because they're becoming saturated with co two right and that carbon has nowhere to go. So it stays in the atmosphere and leads to global climate change and warming. So even if today, we did everything right? We all switch to electric vehicles. We all got off of natural gas. We composted and recycled everything there is still too much carbon in the air. Climate change is happening. It's going to continue. So the real challenge. For us today is how do we pull CO two out of the air? Well, I would say plant trees. Yes. Everybody has to plant trees every single person every year should plant trees just to every single year. Perfect. Perfect plant trees, we know that the trees take the carbon out of the air and use it for their own growth. It's in their roots. It's in their branches. It's in their leaves. That's perfect place for carbon. We're now going to have compost to help those tree plant trees here in San Francisco. We could plant more trees we could get on a tree planting binge in the city of San Francisco, and we could brag about growing those trees with our fertilize compost that comes from our composting toilets from your lips to God's ears. I would say that you have just actually put your finger on what for me is the most hopeful discovery I have heard in recent years to combat climate change. And that is and that is our green, Ben. The compost because there's a rancher in Marin county called John wick who teamed up with a scientist at UC Berkeley named Wendy silver. And they made the most spectacular discovery that when you put a half inch of compost on agricultural land on on range land on grapes, whatever's you put you radically change the chemistry of the soil. So that soil becomes the most significant carbon sink on the planet, and we have been carbon. So that means that that soil actually captures carbon out of the air and stores it down inside the dirt deep inside the dirt. We don't quite know understand how we don't understand all the mechanism. But we do know when you put compost on range land, you get better grasses, you get better water holding capacity, and you get carbon removal removal and the secret is that every person in this city can be part of that story by using their green, Ben. Every banana peel every piece of food that you put in your black been instead of your green been is a double negative. It goes to the landfill where the landfill produces methane, which is eighty four times more potent than carbon dioxide at capturing heat, and it's a waste because it's not becoming compost which then goes onto Aglun which pull CO two out of the air. So the secret weapon to healing the planet is he's on his compost. Green been and it's an everyone's capacity to do it better every day and trees began trees, also convert the CO two, right? Absolutely. It's both. It's not an either or it's an end because trees have so many other benefits not just that they pull CO two out. They shade us there. Treat their trees. They make us feel connected to nature they increase happiness. They decrease crime. There is a whole list of things that trees give us. Yeah. And. See I think a lot of people in California species, especially people who are in areas that are fire prone. I think they're afraid of planting trees, I think they're afraid of planting things that could potentially burn if something happens, and how are we going to convince them that it's really important at trees are really important to our environment. That wouldn't that be an irony? If one of the impacts of climate change is that people are fearful of nature and were which could defeat climate when you completely defeat the whole. Yeah. It's it's really quite astounding. Okay. I want to bring up something else when we talk about energy you of the asleep. Someone who is opposed to these carbon based sources including natural gas fracking. I think is something that has proven itself to be horrified. Horrific for the environment nuclear power, use to be what environmentalists thought was the greatest thing in the world there. Are people who are saying that the nuclear plants that we have now are so old that it's not fair to talk about those plants when we talk about nuclear power because they all need to be decommissioned, and perhaps there need to be a new a new breed of nuclear power plants in order to give us the power that we need without polluting. The problem that I had the biggest problems. I have are that it's scares me. I'm worried about that's me. That's my somebody. When my kids just texted me. So don't be afraid. It's the sound it makes so okay? So it it scares me. Because I'm worried about a Fukushima I'm worried, you know, we've got earthquakes I'm worried about something happening and that stuff getting out into our atmosphere to poisonous even more horrifically. But also, the waste, and the waste is a huge huge factor where you gonna put it, you know, how long is it gonna take waste is a horrible thing that we didn't think. Enough about when we supported a setting up these nuclear power plants. And when I think about that, Debbie what happens is that pulls me into the Pacific garbage patch. Because again, it's waste. It's how we don't think about the way we need to deal with waste. We're an over. We're overpopulated there. Too many people on our planet. Frankly, they're just are too many people on the planet. We're not gonna kill them off. So you know, we have to deal with that. And so maybe fifty years ago, we weren't thinking an awful lot about what we're putting into the landfill today. We have to because a whole lot of that stuff, the plastics that we think are going to go into the landfill there somehow ending up in our ocean. And that's another thing that's killing off the ocean life, and I just believe I may be wrong. But I believe that when the ocean dies so to wing so talk about nukes and talk about the waste aspect and how we're not paying enough. Attention you covered a lot in that. I know. Now as I wander right? Well, so on the nuclear aspect, you know, it is seductive to look at nuclear because nuclear can give us energy anytime of day and night. So people who are worried about solar because it's only during the day, or when the wind blows point to nuclear as a steady stream of energy, the problem for me with nuclear is exactly what you said, it's the waste even assuming we could cool it in a way that didn't require the oceans, and so wouldn't have a Fukushima, and even assuming we could be more efficient, which I don't know if that's even possible or it's cost effective. No one has ever found a way to deal with the waste. We don't know what to do with it. Now. Nobody wants it. If you ask the people in Nevada and Yucca Mountain area. How do they feel about us sending them all of their nuclear way? Well, it's a resounding. No. And then in the meantime, it's being transported from place to place to place to place. And we know that rail is not. The safest form of transit. There are accidents happen all the time or just sitting sitting in knitting sitting which is what it's doing. Now. Right. It just sits the country. So the waste is a problem in frankly for me until as a scientist, I understand how we deal with the waste. It's an absolute non-starter now in terms of waste in general. This issue of generating too much waste is at the very heart of what we need to tackle. Because when we look at greenhouse gas emissions from our activities, we tend to do it in a very sterile way. We look at how much energy were using or water or fuels were burning. But if you actually looked at it a different way how much do we consume and looked at the upstream greenhouse gas? Implications of what we consume the pie. If you will of how much carbon we generate in San Francisco almost increases three fold two and a half to three more times because we don't count the emissions that happens out. Outside of our borders. So are you talking about beef? I'm talking about everything every every pound of product that you hold in your hand..
"wendy silvers" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Vein. Have a Holly jolly Christmas. I'm going to Wendy, silver and blue that's beautiful chance. Owen? Wilson will stop by the show later on maybe a small chance merry Christmas to everyone. Owen wilson. So nice to see you do any of you people here. Listen to the bonus hour, the stream do they'll see we have some people. That's the man who listens. There are more than just, you know, there's a lot of people who listen, you don't listen do not listen, I'm sorry. I was distracted. How long does sport labor Reto bowl last and the refrigerator or the punchline to this is dirty? But go ahead, Wendy. How long does a my son Michael is at home. And I get a text. Is this burrito bowl still edible? It's two days. Still good should be fine two days. Yeah. Stuff. I deal with being a working mother. Michael. Thanks, Marlo Thomas. Yeah. You're very well. She wasn't married on the show was she? Was she she was on old. She was in love with Donald Hollinger. But they know I don't think they ever married on the show know were they weren't living together. Everybody said poor Anne Marie. She was so in love, and she never married did we give away. Our our listeners the goodwill gift cards still waiting. There's a lot of work behind this. I know that I know. All right. We have to take another break. Why don't you explain to people? What's coming up because we do have an action packed show today? In the pit bull of comedy is here somewhere. He will join us shortly have you seen bobby's work, this should be fun. And then of course, if Bobby Slayton is on the show, you know, Santa Claus isn't far behind so Bobby Slayton in Santa Claus still ahead and also us into it. Yes. Syria to the bears Baker. Now, the bears are doing pretty well. Yeah. I think they are are you watching the game though. Break my heart. All the time, Wendy, pops broke your heart for how many years all but one. So that's a lot. Bakes treats for the bears, and it's a really sweet story because a lot of these young people and older ones come from different cities. They don't have a lot of family here. And so there's nothing that says welcome like a home baked treat. So I believe Sarah has brought stuff for you guys to enjoy as well. But Bill has theory if they're not performing they shouldn't get the tree you lose. You know, cookies you win you get something. Nice. And I think everyone needs a dangling carrot to say, you know, if I perform well. It's for you. Unless the show is. Well, guess we'll be starving. That'll be me. All right. Well, we're going to take a break. Again. Bobby Slayton is coming.
"wendy silvers" Discussed on Ideas
"She and Scott Green wanted to bring along one. Scott Green had promised to go in garbage and home to prepare the feast and prove Yale. When the time came for Scott Green impera to go to the feast, thorough from the farmhands got ready as well too, with fifteen in the party. Told his father that he wanted to go with them. That Justice much my relatives as thorough. He said, you're not going said scotch agreement because you don't know how to behave with heavy drinking your enough trouble when you're sober. So Scott Green reminded his horse and rode away leaving behind disgruntling. It went out to the farmyard and found on the schedule agreements packhorses mounted and rode after them. He had trouble negotiating the marshland because he was unfamiliar with the way, but he could often see where Scotla grimmer and the others were writing. When the view was not obscured by Knowles or trees. His journey ended late in the evening. Everyone was sitting around drinking when he entered the room. When England. So he welcomed him and asked why he'd come so late. A told him about his conversation with his father being VAR seated beside him facing scholar, grimmer and thorough. All the men were entertaining themselves, but making up versus while they were drinking. Then a ad spoke this verse. I have come in fine fettle to the hearth of Ingvar who gives men gold from the glowing curled serpents bed of Heather. I was eager to meet him shedder of gold dreams, bright, and twisted from the serpent's realm. You'll never find a better craftsman of poems, three winters old than me, and the later it's as aids, poetry was widely acclaimed and this is this is the as being introduced here as this unruly three year old who can't be invited to parties because he's even if you haven even worse when he's drunk than Wendy silver. But he is also this this exquisite poet. And he composes poetries that men are grateful for. For people of aids era for warriors at any rate there seems to have been no great Gulf fixed between the warrior and the poet poetry in those days had real power just as a weapon does. So why should a man not pick up every weapon he can in our own time, we've embraced an idea of two cultures, kind of mind body split that would have been mysterious to the people of an earlier, perhaps more holistic era where poetry really meant something. So here not this is the farm which was settled by Scotland Rimini arrived in this untouched country, and it's very idyllic, the way the land is described in how the land is beautiful. There's a lot of forest on, but also especially there's a lot of wildlife seals and Wales and birds, and and they're described as not knowing man and therefore being very easy to catch an onto. It's it's in a way parodies yak. If we looked first to the to the west, we looked into the land and we see it is kind of valleys and hills, and so on with mountains at the distance. And on a clear day, we would seek glaciers inland. The the big lectures of inland Iceland long and eighty year Oakland and so on and so forth. Beautiful landscape to the direct south. There's a big big mountain called Fiat, and which is mentioned in the sagas many, many cliffs and many, many mountain tips a sculpture made by by by via the glacier during the ice age would have probably been is, is strikingly beautiful today would have impressed the for sellers. And it's really interesting. The author of ills who's writing two and a half centuries after the settlement novel longer just one, two, three, and a half centuries. After the settlement, he puts himself in the place of the settlers. He describes the country as he imagines must have been perceived by the for settlers. We have a good idea of who the writer of aid saga is the sagas where the tales told and memorized by the early Icelandic settlers beginning in the last quarter of the ninth century passed on from gener-. Ration- to generation. We don't know how much they changed, but even though there must have been some premium on accuracy, additions changes were bound to have taken place, reflecting changes in society and in values. Christianity arrived in Iceland in the year, one thousand and with it came writing. By the thirteenth century, the world of writing was in danger of swamping the old oral world. The long remembered tales and sagas of the past might be forgotten unless they were soon written down. One of the masterminds behind great project to record the sagas was snowy sterler, Sohn, powerful, landowner politician and poet himself. Slurry was also a law speaker which meant he had memorized the entire legal code and recited it at the annual parliament. The thing so snowy sterling can also had a prodigious memory among his works was a manual in how to write skull, GIC, poetry, known as the prose Edda, and we're pretty certain he wrote aid saga to entirely from memory put, what was it about the past and it stories that was so important to preserve in the the main part of the at at the he's being the mythological on the how? How was created then where everything is
"wendy silvers" Discussed on EconTalk
"Oils underneath the ground and guy inside my body and so they're they're complicated systems that are hard to get at it as a result there's all kinds of things to be discovered there that may not be obvious connections you don't get to see and might not appreciate so i don't know there's a there's a symmetry and your work there that i love and then there's cows because cows cows are good for the soil and they may appear to be good for helping us fight auto immune disorders by introducing parasites and other things into our micro bio that we've lost we've moved away from agricultural life we have time we'll come back and talk about that in the gut but i i just wanted to point those out yeah well it's actually more closely linked these two big themes in my work in the sense that that the michael is of the soil is also what's responsible for the carbon sequestration so the plants basically what plans do is they capture carbon from the air and besides making their their platforms their actual tissues they create sugars with a huge amount of the carbon that they get from the air and those sugars go right into the ground to feed the microbiome of the grounds so there's this whole on in the ground i mean this whole ecosystem really in the ground that's being fed the plants are basic working as pumps carbon pumps this is described jimmy i think by wendy silver if i remember but the purpose of the plant in this big ecosystem is just pump sugar into the ground or other kinds of carbon long carbon chain molecules that are then consumed by this incredible array of life in the soil that then return does return to other nutrients in exchange for those sugars but that is the carbon pathway of how you get carbon from the air into the ground is basically by passing it through all these life forms and a huge chunk of those lifeforms are microbes in the soil so.
"wendy silvers" Discussed on EconTalk
"Seems to be getting a little bit warmer we can debate about how much a lukewarm but i i think there's some warming i don't know whether it's catastrophic but i'm worried about a little bit i think because you should always worry about the the downside risk that's could be catastrophic i learned that from now some tala commonsense and and so that's just a beautiful thing that we could recreate that use that same process to get the carbon that's in the her now back into the ground is kind of a cool thing the economics of it of course and by that i mean not the financial part but the big picture economics is this does strike me as a my favorite hayek quote the curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design so part of this your articles this really crazy idea that somehow we're going to reengineer the soil to solve this other problem got over here and we don't really understand the whole thing really that well there's we get glimpses of what's going on we run this one study wendy silvers done it looks courage ing this greg able reduction in carbon but we don't know if it's gonna scale we don't know what the other facts are we don't know if i spread compos it really wide range across all kinds of different terrains what could happen about them line is urged people to start thinking about one way to fight global warming and climate change is to change farming rather than say cars.
"wendy silvers" Discussed on EconTalk
"Root structures so the landscape had gone from perennial to annual and that probably causes a caused overtime loss of carbon but on the treated plot the opposite happened carbon was getting absorbed and most that carbon note so compost is very rich in carbon obviously anything that's organic has a lot of carbon in it also has nitrogen and other stuff in it but the carbon that was going into the treat of blocks was most fit was not from the compost most of it was from the air meaning that she had it she wendy silver had had basically caused the ecosystem there in that treated plot to become so to accelerate it such degree to sell accelerate photosynthesis that there was just carbon being pumped into the ground so i'm going to pause you here because it's it's a little bit complicated i just want to let do a little reset here for for listeners i wanna point out in the article which really a credibly beautiful idea that of course the carbon that we use for energy purposes like oil is the result of this process from billions years ago that that plants absorb carbon died when into the ground and eventually turned into petroleum correct that's why i think all actually comes from some fundamental yes you right but oil comes from a marine processed coal comes from a wetland process but yes you're mentally correct all that carbon came from photosynthesis and got deposited somewhere and then got buried at some point and it was fossilized that after it got buried and became this fuel that power civilization with right and we create civilization with it and we pump a lot of it into the air as a result and.
"wendy silvers" Discussed on EconTalk
"So what ends up happening a backup little bit from that point is that they start there wendy silver starts their studies with a series of just baseline measurements and marin and cinema counties of of rain lands just to get a sense of how much carbon is there to begin with right into soil so they these three foot long soil cores at the brown and examined them and what what she discovers that dairies dairy farms have a lot of carbon in them and it's it's very recent carbon like it's got there recently arrived to into the into ground recently and and so they go around asking like what are you guys doing different on these dairy farms and what they do is they you know dairy farms they milked the cows to take them to a central shed and and they have a lot of newer they have to deal with it's a huge problem actually in dairy farm in the sense that you just have to manage a lot of manure and they use water to wash away and they end up with this kind of slurry manure slurry and what they did a lot of those places allows farms is they sprayed aback and land as a fertilizer as a way to manage it so they were basically what she discovers is that there are things you can do to your land than the increase the carbon content of the land right and that dairy farmers are already unwittingly doing this so they decide maybe we can replicate this on john wick he's says maybe i liked to replicate this but i don't wanna use cow manure because cow manure polices lots and lots of methane which is a powerful greenhouse gas and lots of nitrous oxide and even more powerful greenhouse gas so the numbers like methane is around thirty times more powerful than carbon dioxide and oxygen is around three hundred times more powerful so they so jeff creek he had been a an organic farmer so he was very familiar with compost and compost is basically just it's it's food scraps or tree shredded trees or any any kind of ganic material really that's been decomposed partly decomposed by microbes by these are microbes that are not anaerobic so like the.
"wendy silvers" Discussed on EconTalk
"Wilderness toss because we don't know what the real thing was yeah yeah but honestly if you go back to pre like the native american times that's what these ecosystems were they had large grazers like elk and they had lots of predators like like big cats and bears there was there was grizzlies out hearing fornia and hugh and he of course any pre native american there even larger and larger grazers there was these mastodons and the mammoths max i'm not sure which ones out here but that you know huge grazers were out here shaping the landscape with huge predators following them so this is what exists when people don't interfere long story short i'll fast forward here so they become curious about jeff creek is very interested in climate change she's worried about it he thinks he's interested in in the idea that you can get carbon into the soil from the atmosphere and basically how that work was be plant of course capture carbon dioxide during photosynthesis and they use the carbon to build their own tissues as well as to they excrete sugars into the soil to feed micro organisms that then in exchange for those sugars give them other nutrients that that the plants might not be to get on their own so he urges john wick to get in touch with soil scientists at the at uc berkeley wendy silver and and they basically come to an agreement where she's going to study their land and see if they're getting any carbon into their into the soil doing what they're doing the argument would what would be the logic because they've got a richer grassland now the absorb more carbon from the air nearby in that carbon would show up either in the soil or in the plants themselves that's right i mean there is there's a whole sort of well there's argument out there that i did not go into in this in this article but i guess it's major proponent is a land manager named allan savory and he gave his ted talk he's very influential ranching circles but very controversial in scientific circles mostly because the evidence of what he says is possible doesn't exist yet but he he makes his argument find it.
"wendy silvers" Discussed on KSKA 91.1 FM
"Systems required survey shen and more benevolent participation so we introduced intentional disruption in the form of an occasional grazing event and we did very light touches on the landscape and started to see spectacular results we started to actually see whole systems of native plants appearing on their own without planting a seed this became really exciting to us dr creek got more and more excited because around two thousand six two thousand seven there was more and more concerned about the climate the climate crisis and it was jeff's thinking that if in fact we were creating conditions for the deeper rooted native perennial plants to express themselves through photosynthesis assists we were probably increasing durable soil carbon that would be significant and we needed to way to measure that little did the accidental land managers know they were embarking on a world changing demonstration project to meaningfully addressed the climate crisis john wiccan jeff crack realized it would be groundbreaking if they could actually pull carbon out of the air and cycle it back into the soil and significant quantities after all soil holds far more carbon than all of the world's forests and atmosphere combined location location location seemed to be the portal to transforming carbon from vice into a virtue once again john wick doctor correct now found themselves asking different questions what if we engaged with the carbon cycle as if we actually acknowledged there is one what if we could use that knowledge to keep more carbon going into soil than is going into the atmosphere what if agriculture and land management could become the solution instead of the problem to test the hypothesis that grazing could enhance durable soil carbon john wick sought out a scientist who specialized in such questions john wick spoke with us at a news conference so the question we asked in two thousand seven to dr wendy silver biogeochemical uc berkeley a world renowned soil carbon sequestration expert was is migrating management increasing durable soil carbon that would be climate beneficial she said i doubt it night that we could measure it dr silver agreed to work with wick dr crack to design a robust experiment they would measure whether range lands could be managed to increase soil carbon and beyond little did they know that while their initial question on grazing alone enhancing soil carbon would be disproved they would discover.