Unconvinced? Take it from Tim
AN extract from The Biochar Revolution’s foreword by Dr Tim Flannery, 2007 Australian of the Year, scientist, explorer and author of The Weather Makers.
"I’ve often said that biochar may represent the single most important initiative for humanity’s environmental future. This statement is consciously broad and speaks to the simple truth that climate change is real and it’s happening.
However this statement may not be broad enough. Even if climate change could be arrested tomorrow, the world’s population is growing faster than our capacity to feed it.
This book shows how, through small-scale individual steps through larger-scale approaches, biochar can play a key role in achieving more productive, sustainable, and environmentally beneficial agriculture. And justifies expanding my initial statement.
Technically, biochar science is complex and evolving, but its essence, as explained within these pages, is straightforward. This book articulates how producing and applying biochar can transform abundant, readily-available biomass usually considered waste – the crop waste left rotting in the field after harvest, fallen limbs in a forest – into a renewable, environmentally friendly resource."