Global Warming: Solutions to Droughts, Fires, and Floods
Regenerative agriculture, wetlands restoration, wildfire management, and forest restoration (Part 2)
Alpha Lo is a water physicist who works to restore the water cycle and rehydrate the landscape using natural processes. He co-founded the Regenerative Water Alliance and he publishes the newsletter, Climate Water Project, on Substack. (Read Part 1)
A fourth way to retain more water in the landscape is to shift to regenerative agriculture.
Farms get water funneled to them, water which is taken from naturally flowing rivers that could be hydrating other parts of the landscape, and then funnels that water back to the ocean.
Modern farming with its tilling, monocultures, pesticides, and synthetic fertilizers has decreased our soil’s ability to hold water. Because crops cannot have too much water, modern farming installs drainage systems under the soil that dump the extra water into rivers and then the ocean.
Modern tile drainage systems are causing our continents to lose a lot of water [14,15,16,17], and play a huge role in creating our drou…
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