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Restoring Water Cycles
to Reverse Global Warming
See bio4climate.org
Tufts University
Medford, Massachusetts, USA
October ...
Biodiversity for a Livable Climate
Loss of Biodiversity: Consequences
Freshwater: Reduced Availabili
Quality
Food: Reduced...
“When you understand the power of self-organization, you
begin to understand why biologists worship biodiversity even
more...
Lynn Margulis - 5 Kingdoms >>> Gaia
4
Lynn Margulis - Symbiosis is a key to evolution.
New Alchemy Institute
1969 to 1990
John Todd, Nancy Jack Todd, Bill McLarney
Bucky liked this dome.
• g
h
g
7
Inside the Pillow Dome ~ 1980’s
8
Lab Results
In Out
Ammonia, ppm 20.51 1.07
(NH3)
Chloroform, ppb 14.4 0.3
(CHCl3)
BPA, ppb 513 7
(hormone disruptor)
Where are the
Microbes?
What is
brittleness?
What do
you want?
Elizabeth, Hayden, Jamila, Annie, Lynus
Restoration Ecology Home-Pod
also AP Environmental Science
90% of the Work will be
done by other species.
How do we give Voice to them?
How do we learn from them?
• Think like a Fis...
Jerrie Tipton - 1989
Carol Evans
BLM Biologist
near Elko, Nevada
~ 10 inch annual rain
Jon Griggs
Maggie Creek Ranch
If you can rehydrate
Nevad...
Jim Laurie, "Closing the Nutrient Loop: Creating Abundant Clean Water"
Jim Laurie, "Closing the Nutrient Loop: Creating Abundant Clean Water"
Jim Laurie, "Closing the Nutrient Loop: Creating Abundant Clean Water"
Jim Laurie, "Closing the Nutrient Loop: Creating Abundant Clean Water"
Jim Laurie, "Closing the Nutrient Loop: Creating Abundant Clean Water"
Jim Laurie, "Closing the Nutrient Loop: Creating Abundant Clean Water"
Jim Laurie, "Closing the Nutrient Loop: Creating Abundant Clean Water"
Jim Laurie, "Closing the Nutrient Loop: Creating Abundant Clean Water"
Jim Laurie, "Closing the Nutrient Loop: Creating Abundant Clean Water"
Jim Laurie, "Closing the Nutrient Loop: Creating Abundant Clean Water"
Jim Laurie, "Closing the Nutrient Loop: Creating Abundant Clean Water"
Jim Laurie, "Closing the Nutrient Loop: Creating Abundant Clean Water"
Jim Laurie, "Closing the Nutrient Loop: Creating Abundant Clean Water"
Jim Laurie, "Closing the Nutrient Loop: Creating Abundant Clean Water"
Jim Laurie, "Closing the Nutrient Loop: Creating Abundant Clean Water"
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Jim Laurie has used natural biological processes to turn some of the most toxic and polluted effluent around – both sewage and industrial waste – into clean, clear water.

Presented at the Restoring Water Cycles to Reverse Global Warming conference October 16th-18th, 2015 at Tufts University.

www.bio4climate.org

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  1. 1. Restoring Water Cycles to Reverse Global Warming See bio4climate.org Tufts University Medford, Massachusetts, USA October 16-18, 2015
  2. 2. Biodiversity for a Livable Climate Loss of Biodiversity: Consequences Freshwater: Reduced Availabili Quality Food: Reduced Availability & Quality Disease Processes in Many Species (including Humans) Loss of Climate Stability - Globa Warming Jim Laurie jimlaurie7@gmail.com
  3. 3. “When you understand the power of self-organization, you begin to understand why biologists worship biodiversity even more than economists worship technology.” “Hierarchical Systems evolve from the bottom up. The purpose of the upper layers of the hierarchy is to serve the purposes of the lower layers.” from Thinking in Systems by Donella Meadows Places to Intervene in a System 12. Numbers - “Mostly, the numbers are not worth the sweat put into them” (I’ll skip a few.) 4. Self-Organizing Systems (John Todd & Eco-Machines) 3. Goals (What do you want? - Allan Savory & HM) 2. Paradigms (Lynn Margulis - Microbial Symbiosis) 1. Transforming Paradigms (questioning your own beliefs and paradigms)
  4. 4. Lynn Margulis - 5 Kingdoms >>> Gaia 4
  5. 5. Lynn Margulis - Symbiosis is a key to evolution.
  6. 6. New Alchemy Institute 1969 to 1990 John Todd, Nancy Jack Todd, Bill McLarney Bucky liked this dome. • g h g 7
  7. 7. Inside the Pillow Dome ~ 1980’s 8
  8. 8. Lab Results In Out Ammonia, ppm 20.51 1.07 (NH3) Chloroform, ppb 14.4 0.3 (CHCl3) BPA, ppb 513 7 (hormone disruptor)
  9. 9. Where are the Microbes? What is brittleness? What do you want?
  10. 10. Elizabeth, Hayden, Jamila, Annie, Lynus Restoration Ecology Home-Pod also AP Environmental Science
  11. 11. 90% of the Work will be done by other species. How do we give Voice to them? How do we learn from them? • Think like a Fish.. or like a Nitrobacter.. or Fungi. • What does the Fish need? • How does the Fish interact with other species? • How can the “Symbiosis Team” work together to improve the process? • Can Humans be a part of the Symbiosis Team?
  12. 12. Jerrie Tipton - 1989
  13. 13. Carol Evans BLM Biologist near Elko, Nevada ~ 10 inch annual rain Jon Griggs Maggie Creek Ranch If you can rehydrate Nevada, you can do it anywhere!

Jim Laurie has used natural biological processes to turn some of the most toxic and polluted effluent around – both sewage and industrial waste – into clean, clear water. Presented at the Restoring Water Cycles to Reverse Global Warming conference October 16th-18th, 2015 at Tufts University. www.bio4climate.org

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