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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 biosphere is that thin skin forming the covering of the planet. Its thickness is just  one fifty thousandth of the Earth’s diameter. The biosphere’s temperature is determined entirely by the sun and solar optics. The Earth’s interior heat is almost totally insulated from the biosphere.

      It’s well understood that the temperature of the Earth’s air, its soils and its oceans, its entire biosphere is controlled and maintained by a greenhouse effect determined by the optical properties of the Earth’s atmosphere. Those temperatures in turn determine every weather pattern across the planet.

       Temperatures in the Earth’s interior rise as you go deeper. You have to be 20 kilometers down before the temperatures get up to around the temperatures you set in a kitchen oven. The conduction of heat through that 20 kilometers to the surface is obviously minuscule. Compared to the inflow from solar radiation and the outflow effects from ground surface radiation, out flow of heat from the Earth’s hot interior is a nonevent. A few seconds of night and any heat from down below is vanished into space.   

     The Earth’s inner core is 6000°C. The biosphere averages around 15°C.

     The Sun’s inner core is believed to be 15,000,000°C yet, like the Earth the surface temperature is way down at around 5000°C. Which is about the same of even less than the Earth’s core temperature.

       How is an oven, 20 kilometres down below ground level, going to warm your feet.

       Sunlight in and ground radiation out and the optics of the intervening atmosphere absolutely control the average temperature of our Earth’s biosphere.

        To better understand what is of immediate concern to us we can average things out and summarize the structure of our delicate biosphere. Per square metre of the Earth’s surface there is 10 tonnes of air, around 70 tonnes of earth and rocks, and approximately 200 tonnes of sea water.  Heating the oceans to their full depth will take many decades, probably centuries, so 200 tonnes of water, or about 200 metres average depth, is humanity’s zone of interest.
      Let’s think in terms of liquids. Ten tonnes of air weigh the same as a ten metre column of water and 275 ppm of CO2 is like 2.75 mm of liquid. It’s now 400 ppm so we have added 1.25 mm of “liquid” to the whole surface of the planet.
      We have dumped one and a quarter kilos of our “liquid”, or around three pounds, onto every square metre – square yard – of the Earth’s total surface area. Imagine if it was paint. It’s not, and it’s still exists as “mist” so infrared light still gets out into Interplanetary Space.

       One thing that is frightening in this heating process. There are millions of tonnes of borderline-stable methane in the biosphere. It’s locked up in both permafrost and in offshore shallow waters as methane hydrates. But things are rapidity and dangerously becoming unstable. What is beginning to happen is that uncontrollable methane releases from these locations are leaching out, and bubbling up into our tiny, thin, vulnerable atmosphere. And this methane is 100 times more potent than carbon dioxide. I argue that methane will soon become the unstoppable prime greenhouse gas.
      Agriculture can remove carbon dioxide from the air by photosynthesis. There is no way known to remove methane.
      We have around one decade at most to stop it all before the window of opportunity to prevent runaway heating, closes forever.
      On average every human on Earth lives on, farm on, graze cattle on, grow crops on, and otherwise manages 0.6 ha each.  CO2 is 27% carbon and soil organic matter is around 58% carbon. Then it’s just arithmetic.
      The idea is the same and the mathematics is the same as when I spelt out the concept in my original paper in the US, 27 years ago. However greenhouse gas levels are today, fast approaching catastrophic irreversibility.  
      A trillion tonnes total CO2 excess for 7.5 billion people is 133 tonnes each. That’s 233 tonnes of CO2 per hectare to come out of the air. That’s can also be considered as 130 tonnes of soil organic matter per hectare. That’s also the same as an increase in soil organic matter, in the top 300 mm or 12 inches of all our soils of 3.25%.

       At $10 per tonne, CO2 equivalent, we pay our farmers $10 trillion and Global warming and Climate Change ends. And remember: We have around one decade at most to stop it all before the window of opportunity to prevent runaway heating, closes forever.