Preserving Planet Earth | Carl Sagan | English Subtitles

(Applause) Governor Hunt, Mr. Park, thank you very much for your extremely generous introduction. My friends, I am very happy to be here with you. I think the idea of a state organizing a concentrated look on the critical issues of our day, involving leaders and ordinary people statewide is extremely important and I’d like […]

III.Tèrra de Lutz – Trees fall but the forest still grows

I’ve long felt the drive to change my life To do a 180 degrees turn.. My sister also shared this desire We had left our jobs And I had left my apartment in Paris We thought “Let’s do it! We have nothing to lose” “let’s find properties where we could build this eco-community”. It brought […]

What’s hidden among the tallest trees on Earth? – Wendell Oshiro

Some people can’t see the forest for the trees, but before Stephen Sillett, no one could see or even imagine the forest in the trees. Stephen was an explorer of new worlds from the start. He spent his boyhood in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania reading Tolkien and playing Dungeons and Dragons with his brother Scott. But when […]

#ICOScapes | Fendt (Germany) | Greenhouse gas observations

This is an agricultural station. So, we are in the middle of a pasture site. The grass around here is cut for the cows that live over there. And then eventually the farmer will spread the manure in this area again that the cows have produced. So it’s a close circle in a way for […]

#ICOScapes | Auchencorth Moss (UK) | Greenhouse gas observations

There are not actually many peatland sites in the world where CO2 fluxes are being measured. One reason why we are measuring carbon fluxes here at this peatland is to see how the carbon exchange might develop into the future with climate change. As the vegetation grows it takes up carbon from the atmosphere and […]

#ICOScapes | Lanžhot (Czech Republic) | Greenhouse gas observations

Today, we are visiting Lanžhot. Lanžhot is one of the ecosystem stations, in floodplain forest. Our study site is very important for ICOS measurements because of artificially altered hydrological regime. This may allow us to create general assumptions about how floodplain ecosystem can behave under changing climate. Those assumptions then, can be applicable globally for […]

There’s Something Very Fishy About These Trees … | Deep Look

This flower lives in a lush Alaskan meadow. But it’s survival depends on the deep ocean, hundreds of miles away. What could possibly bind the two together? These guys – chum salmon. As adults, they patrol the Pacific, gorging themselves and growing fat. But after a few years, The streams where they were born call […]

Fast-Tracking Food Forest Permanence

Hi, Geoff Lawton here. In the food forest area where we’ve been doing a fast establishment and we’ve actually used a rotary hoe to change grass, weed regime quickly into a fast food forest at this time of year. Let me show you the comparison of an area right next door. Here’s our cattle laneway, […]

#ICOScapes | Loobos (Netherlands) | Greenhouse gas observations

We started here in 1995 which was sort of the beginning of the period when people started to put up these kind of towers. It is one of the longest and continuously running sites. It is heavily cited, over 150 papers are one way or another using or mentioning Loobos tower or Loobos data. This […]

#ICOScapes | Castelporziano 2 (Italy) | Greenhouse gas observations

The experimental site of Castelporziano falls into a very large estate. It’s a 6000 hectare estate between the cost of the Mediterranean Sea and the city of Rome. It’s a hot spot for biodiversity, very well preserved. In particular, the experimental tower behind me is located in the middle of a holm oak forest. which […]