Green Mission News – March 2017

What’s Warming the World?

NASA’s Model
Researchers who study the Earth’s climate create models to test their assumptions about the causes and trajectory of global warming. Around the world there are 28 or so research groups in more than a dozen countries who have written 61 climate models. Each takes a slightly different approach to the elements of the climate system, such as ice, oceans, or atmospheric

After opening, scroll down to see total temp changes correlated to natural and anthropocentric causes.

Subsidizing Waste How Inefficient US Farm Policy Costs Taxpayers, Businesses, and Farmers Billions (2016)


The New Plastics Economy: Thriving in a Plastic World

Solar has become America’s fastest-growing, nonpartisan energy source

Love Local Food? Here’s a Promising Way to Protect the Local Land that Grows It

Small-Scale Farming Could Restore America’s Rural Towns

Although many people in these struggling regions voted for the new president, his cynical answers will not bring them prosperity. But I saw what could.

Will the FDA’s Picture of “Health” Match Ours?

How to Securely Share Information About Scientific Integrity Abuses

Climate Change, Resilience, and the Future of Food  


The reduction in perennial Arctic sea ice from 1984 to 2016

Before the Flood – Sea Level Rise

Costs of integrating renewables into the grid

How computers are recycled


94-Year-Old Inventor of Lithium-Ion Batteries Develops Safer, More Efficient Glass Battery

UN experts denounce ‘myth’ pesticides are necessary to feed the world

Strawberries remain at top of pesticide list, report says –

How Nature Makes Us Healthier and Happier

Over 100 studies have shown that being in nature—or even watching it in videos—benefits our brains, bodies, feelings, thought processes, and social interactions.

Soil Organic Carbon report from UN FAO

“A study performed by K. E. Clemmensen et al. explains that, as far as adding carbon to soil, plant material might not even be the half of it, literally…Using 14C bomb-carbon modeling, we show that 50 to 70% of stored carbon in a chronosequence of boreal forested islands derives from roots and root-associated microorganisms…454 pyrosequencing of molecular barcodes, in conjunction with stable isotope analyses, highlights root-associated fungi as important regulators of ecosystem carbon dynamics.”

K. E. Clemmensen et al. “Roots and Associated Fungi Drive Long-Term Carbon Sequestration in Boreal Forest” Science 29 March 2013: 339 (6127), 1615-1618.

The media has essentially stopped covering climate change.

‘Moore’s law’ for carbon would defeat global warming

Madison, Wisconsin commits to 100% renewable energy

Blue Dasher Farm embraces ‘regenerative’ research

Regenerative Agriculture

New Agrarians For a Regenerative Agriculture

3 circular principles for healthy agriculture

Poultry part of regenerative farm plan

Call for small farm understanding