What if there was a simple way to fix and reverse climate change that would also provide jobs, halt desertification, secure clean international food supplies, save the oceans from acidifying and stabilize rain patterns worldwide? Sound too good to be true? Think again. The most important solutions are often the most easily overlooked. New science shows that the worlds’ agricultural soils have the potential to pull humankind’s industrial CO2 out of the atmosphere and store it for the next 1,000 years. In a process called “drawdown,” curated land, agroforestry and food management schemes are already pulling carbon from the atmosphere at a cost of less than $20 per ton (as opposed to the $800/ton it costs today to do so through industrial “injection” into the planet’s crust).
As top leaders from the worlds’ nations gather this December in Paris for the “COP21” climate negotiations (predicted to be the largest meeting on climate in human history) - come learn how one country will be making an announcement that could change history. Josh Tickell's insightful and exciting “pre-COP21” presentation is based on the groundbreaking science covered a new globally focused documentary he is directing with his wife and filmmaking partner, Rebecca Tickell. The film, which is tentatively titled “Kiss the Ground” covers the hard science behind a new method of agriculture which sequesters CO2, enriches soil with carbon fixing life forms, produces more food, and does not require the use of heavy chemicals or pesticides. The presentation will uncover the staggering potential to reverse what many believe is humanity’s biggest challenge - within three decades.
Josh Tickell is a Sundance Award Winning / Oscar Shortlisted filmmaker who has been documenting the cutting edge of science and the natural environment for over 20 years. Working with the White House and Fortune 500 Companies, Tickell has directly caused over $1 Billion in private and public funding for new environmental technologies. His work has been recognized by the Clinton Global Climate Initiative, the Sundance Institute, the Festival De Cannes in France, and by the Canadian Government. The New York Times says he “preaches to the uncovered…with graphics so clear they would make Al Gore weep all over his PowerPoint.” The Los Angeles Times says his thinking is “Impressively Comprehensive and Vital." His films have been seen by over 50 million (mostly young) people worldwide, spurred college and high school programs of study and changed policy on a national level.Join Report
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