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Post by ColinJEly » Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:00 am

G'day All
Did we all see landline on Sunday. There was a story on Dr Christine Jones and her Australian Soil Carbon Accreditation Scheme. Thought that in some ways this reinforces what Peter et al have been saying about keeping some sort of green cover(think of the wheatfields of WA) and accumulating as much carbon and humus as possible in the soil.



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Post by duane » Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:08 pm

Hi Col

Yes I saw it.

Christine has gained some traction....good to see.

What is needed here is the ability to fire proof all farms. Because a ETS with Soil C could wipe farmers out if a fire was to come through or severe could ruin them pronto.

Keeping the landscape rehydrated as it once was is key. This is a letter I sent to the Editors of the major newspapers recently.

The fires in Victoria were horrendous. Everyone is looking for someone/something to blame to explain the community's loss.

This is a letter I sent to the Editors of the major papers

The present circumstances around the country pose a huge headache for Governments.

Once this landscape ran itself.

The fire regime, prior Aboriginals, was once in every 300 years. Today, it is once in every 2-3 years (regardless of the cause).

Inground water and a dense cover of fire retardant, biodiverse plants once cooled the Australian landscape.

Today, our landscape is drained, dried, desiccated, barren of plant cover except for incendiaries of Eucalyptus trees waiting to vaporise like petrol tankers.

The answers to the problems we are witnessing are there for all to see.....they are simple solutions. Peter Andrews’s books ‘Back from the Brink’ and ‘Beyond the Brink’ say it all.

The floodwaters and fire regimes could be better managed if only authorities understood these simple landscape processes.

The national landscape catastrophes currently facing our country need to be addressed at the highest levels including the Victorian Premier's proposed Royal Commission.

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