‘Rewilding’ is one of the cheapest and most effective strategies to store carbon. There’s growing interest in mechanizing and automating the process by using swarms of drones that fire nutrient-rich seed pods into the ground.
With the future of the world’s ecological and human systems now so deeply interconnected, a new movement in reef conservation is putting social systems at its heart and explicitly building resilience into human and ecological systems in tandem.
Regenerative practices range from increasing plant diversity and rotating crops, to using conservation tillage and rewilding croplands. While benefits to soil and nutrition are difficult to dispute, critics argue that the climate advantages are unproven.
Many parts of the Earth’s climate system have been destabilized by warming, from ice sheets and ocean currents to the Amazon rainforest – and scientists believe that if one collapses others could follow