Saturday, February 19, 2011

Major General nails the science - somebody's naked

The current scientific potentials for soil C sequestration are based almost exclusively on conventional land management. (Why?) It remained our dirty little secret until an ex-Governor General let the cat out of the bag during Independent MP Rob Oakshott's Land Use Forum this week at Parliament House. "The carbon sequestration potential under conventional farming practices should not be seen as the maximum possible or be the drivers of policy, when we know that numerous innovators have been achieving greater bio-sequestration outcomes by some orders of magnitude," he told the forum. The ex-GG seemed to be suggesting that there are two realities - parallel universes. One offers hope; the other doesn't. (Ex-GG is Major-General Michael Jeffrey)

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