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This Is How We End Climate Change

Soil Carbon Tests. Big Cheap & Easy

YEOMANS CARBON STILL
         using Loss On Ignition (LOI)
*Big 2,000 grams sample size
*Dries sample in 30 minutes to 100°C
*LOI Temperatures - 350°C to 550°C
*Complete LOI in 60 to 90 minutes
*Integral weighing in-situ at 100°C
*Accuracy  1/1000
*No laboratory needed. Farm shed OK
With accurate infield sampling kit. Powered 4 inch auger. Powered mixer, Sampling sieves. 

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Optics Determine Biosphere Temperatures

The sun determines the average surface temperatures of the solar system's inner planets provided only that they revolve creating day and nights. The Earth's internal heat has almost zero effect on our biosphere's temperature. This applies to any stable revolving planet with Earth like distances from its home star.   

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Quotable Facts and Numbers

If we continue to use agrochemicals and fossil fuels, we cannot prevent catastrophic climate change. And those industries know it. Their marketing policy then must be to create doubt, to generate confusion and to totally split opposition to using and relying on their incredibly dangerous products . Below is what they really don't want you to understand

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400,000 People Die Per Year

Global warming and its climate change consequences are the major contributor to every weather related disaster happening on the planet now. The massive increase in the number of Earth Quakes in the US is caused by fossil fuel extraction processes. The San Andreas is probably independent.

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Instilling Complacency and Money

When the voting public wakes up and begin to understand what is actually happening now with climate change now - and what it means to them - and they begin to appreciate the horror of what is in store for them in the months and years ahead - they will vote for action now. This site says what action that must be. And nobody has a sane "plan B". And there's no time to invent one.

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Home Site & Navigating Around This Site

First; You put the Cursor on one of the 13 numbered buttons.
Second: The button turns yellow and the big square on the left side lights up with a summary of what you will find when you open the page.
Third: Leave the Cursor arrow there and Left Click and you have opened the whole page. The lower part of the screen then comes up with all the information.
Forth:Then scroll up or down to find what you want.
Fifth: Click the WHITE HOUSE if you want to go back up to the top of the page.

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Written Library & Video Library

We are assembling a collection of meaningful and factual references and videos. They will go here. It will be similar to the Video Library at our  Yeomans Keyline Plow site at--- http://yeomansplow.com.au/7-merlin-point-keyline-videos/   This new library is going to take me some time to get it up and running. There probably won't be much before Late January 2017-- Allan Yeomans.

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Stop Press On Today’s Fictions

The Owners of the Tobacco Industry intended to survive and prosper despite the inconvenience of their products killing millions of their customers. To maintain sales, advertising their own individual brands became far less important than allaying fears in the millions of customers still alive. Their most significant weapon became the well structured manufacture of doubt in the public mind. Was smoking really that dangerous?

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Who Is Allan Yeomans

For general introduction Google -- Allan Yeomans Wikipedia -- This gives a good summary. Allan is the originator of the concept of soil carbon sequestration. His concept was first described in his 1989 paper "The Agricultural Solution To The Greenhouse Effect". This paper was his  presentation to the Esalen Congress on Sustainable Agriculture. Big Sur, California January 1990.

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Soil Carbon How It Happens

Tell me in a nut shell.

How does soil carbon sequestration work?

How do you take the carbon dioxide out of the air and put it into the soil?

Allan Yeomans answers:  
"Happily it’s a completely natural process. The world’s grasslands illustrate it best and they're the best soils in the world.

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Link to Yeomans Plows and equipment

In the early 1950s, on our family farms in New South Whales we developed a system of farm management we called "Keyline". My father was the genius behind the whole concept. He was a geologist and mining engineer originally and turned this expertise onto the problems of water storage and handling for on-farm water storage and low cost irrigation. He understood insightfully the role for the enhancement of soil fertility in all forms of farm management. My role was in equipment design, and i did think up the name  "Keyline" to describe it all.   

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How we produce enough abundant, cheap, energy continuously for 7.5 billion people. Without adding carbon to the biosphere.

In round figures we have dumped near a liter of dry ice on every square metre of the Earth's surface. It behaves like a sheet of glass the same thickness and adds to the greenhouse effect. We humans came into existence on this planet when it was covered with two sheets of glass. Now it's got three and we are getting runaway heating. It's crazy to destabilize the  Earth's entire biosphere just to keep the fossil fuel organizations in business

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Getting the $10 Trillion to remove the excess carbon dioxide from the air comes from stopping our tax money funding fossil fuels and chemical based agricultural.

Our Global Warming problems are caused by the excess carbon dioxide in the air now. Not the particular rate we are currently adding to that excess. (For how to stop the adding, go to Button 12.)   So our immediate and urgent requirement is to realign the proportions of carbon within the biosphere. We turn atmospheric carbon (as CO2) into soil carbon (as soil humus and organic matter). Each country must accept its historic individual responsibility and pay to make that realignment happen. Countries must insist that neighbors and friends follow suit.

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3. Quotable Facts and Numbers 4. 400,000 People Die Per Year 5. Instilling Complacency and Money 6. Home Site & Navigating Around This Site 7. Written Library & Video Library 8. Stop Press On Today’s Fictions 9. Who Is Allan Yeomans
2. Optics Determine Biosphere Temperatures 1. Soil Carbon Tests. Big Cheap & Easy 13. Getting the $10 Trillion to remove the excess carbon dioxide from the air comes from stopping our tax money funding fossil fuels and chemical based agricultural.

"The urgent problem is getting rid of the excess carbon dioxide that's already there. Soil can do that.

Emissions reductions must become zero, but that can be phased in over the next two to three decades."
Allan Yeomans. January 1998

Yeomans LOI Soil "Carbon Still"© test takes two hours. Accepts huge 2,000 gram test sample. 550°C

Plus - Yeomans Soil Test Protocol
(for info click Button 1)

10. Soil Carbon How It Happens 11. Link to Yeomans Plows and equipment 12. How we produce enough abundant, cheap, energy continuously for 7.5 billion people. Without adding carbon to the biosphere.

The Grasslands and Prairies Story is the Most Significant way Fertile Soil is Created.
This is how it happens.

1 Cows eat grass.

2 One bite, and the grass plant immediately sheds a few roots.

3 The cows produce waste.

4 Soil microbes and earth worms eat dead grass roots and cow’s waste,
and their waste is humus.

5 Grasses grow best in humus rich soil. So it’s full circle, back to the cow.

That’s why the most fertile soils in the world are the grasslands of the world, the steppes, the savannahs, and the prairies. And every one of those grasslands had some type of grazing animal living on it; often for a million years or more. Thus grassland ecosystems automatically create their own humus rich, hugely fertile top soils. Trees don’t constantly shed their roots as do the grasses. Tree roots just get fatter and when the tree dies, termites eat the dead roots. Termites don’t make soil. They turn the root carbon into methane. So forest soils always slowly self-destruct.

Hard rock, near the surface, weathers down and becomes “subsoil”. Subsoil is biologically inert. But when humus is created in that subsoil, then it becomes “topsoil”. It’s a billion year old design process. And it usually takes centuries to get decent quantities of humus to build up in a soil a profile soil.

But good farming can make it all happen in weeks. And that’s what we want.

The chemistry is straight forward. Both living plant materials and soil humus are about half carbon. The carbon dioxide in the air is 27% carbon. Using carbon dioxide from the air, water from the ground, and sunlight from space, the chlorophyll in a blade of grass, or any other green leaf, manufactures living plant materials which in turn ultimately becomes humus or animal manure. All these materials comprise about 52% to 58% carbon, but remember, carbon dioxide is 27% carbon.

So to simplify things we can think of it this way – It takes two kilograms of carbon dioxide to make on kilogram of organic matter.

And organic matter is what turns poor, useless, hopelessly unproductive soils – into rich, fertile and hugely productive soils.

Herbivores eat grass, carnivores eat herbivores. We’re omnivores; we can eat both.

Strong agricultural chemicals kill the microbes and earth worms that turn dead plant materials into rich humus.

Strong agricultural chemicals break down and destroy the humic acid molecule which is the basic particle in stable soil humus.

There are probably thousands of way that farmers and gardeners have to increase the fertility and therefore the carbon content of their soils.

We just have to let our farmers “have their head” to do it, no restrictions, no holds barred. Whatever way they devise to increase the carbon content of their soils has to be okay with us. And we pay them their $!0 a tonne minimum CO2 equivalent.

No fuss, no hindrances, no problems, no interference, no bureaucratic complexities, for the world’s farmers give us our only chance to prevent an otherwise inevitable biosphere heat runaway.