No one steals my "Meth"!

November 30, 2012 Louisa Kiely

They sound like drugs, but these “Meths” aren’t illicit, although they can cause brain-strain. Our Meths (methodology, or recipe for a carbon credits project) are about to change. For example, the compulsory forfeiture of intellectual property in carbon “meths” has…

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Look out for Outliers! They prove it!

November 27, 2012 Louisa Kiely

We have identified a list of “high performance” soil carbon managers who have demonstrated a potential well beyond the average. These ‘outliers’ present a challenge for the conventional estimation of the potential of Australian soils to sequester carbon.  If these…

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Carbon Tax: Only Having Chicken Little Effect On Dairy

November 27, 2012 Louisa Kiely

A study by Melbourne University indicates the carbon tax is having little effect on dairy farmers… and chickens coming home to roost (See below) But 18 months ago: “Dairy industry says carbon tax will cut farm milk prices” Tuesday, 12/07/2011…

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About The 100 Years Rule

November 25, 2012 Louisa Kiely

The 100 Year Rule is not based on science. It is a convention of uncertain origin. It is not based on the period required for a molecule of CO2 to cycle through the atmosphere, as is commonly believed. (See “The…

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How do I love thee, oh terrestrial carbon – Let me count the ways

October 15, 2012 Louisa Kiely

 I learnt again that ‘carbon protects biology’. And that we are losing topsoil at an alarming rate. Call me mad, but it fired me up all over again. I had the privilege of attending the final day of the Ylad…

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