Our choice to cool the planet naturally and in time

Walter Jehne -

Understanding the Water Cycle: And the potential for rapid global cooling

From the 2021 Soil & Nutrition Conference 

Hosted by the Bionutrient Food Association 

Walter explores how soil biology controls the water cycle, and how the water cycle regulates the planet’s heating and cooling processes. He provides a deep look at the intersection of soil regeneration practices and the restoration of hydrological processes. Participants gain insight and inspiration toward practices they can apply to their own farms and gardens, as well as a larger context of theory that integrates our knowledge of the water cycle and its role in regulating global temperature with current efforts toward conservation and regeneration of living soils.

The 10th Annual Soil & Nutrition Conference is currently being held online weekly from February through September 2021 with 30+ speakers gathering this year under the banner theme of “Weaving Science and Wisdom.”

The Soil Carbon Sponge, Climate Solutions and Healthy Water Cycles

April 30, 2018

Cooling climates



Greening Landscape Changes Air Flow


from Earth Observatory NASA - Posted March 10 2021

Story by Michael Carlowicz, with Kassie Perlongo, NASA Ames Research Center.


For at least a century, air, ocean, and land temperatures on Earth have been steadily rising. For at least the past forty years, the planet has been growing a bit greener. Now researchers have found that the greening of the planet can change the movement of air near the land surface in ways that offset at least some warming. Essentially, global warming would be even worse were it not for extra greenery changing how and where heat builds up across the landscape.


In 2019, remote sensing scientists Chi Chen, Ranga Myneni, and colleagues at Boston University used satellite observations to show that vegetation cover had increased globally by 5 percent since the early 2000s. In 2020, the research group linked that increase in greenness to a slight offset in global temperatures.         


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