If agrochar is the answer, then ask a better question
First they sold us agrofuels: palm oil from felled and drained tropical peat forest continues to be mixed into
However, this is an extraordinary week for those concerned that 'false solutions' are exacerbating manmade climate change. On Tuesday, George Monbiot wrote lucidly in GUARDIAN about the hype and misinformation surrounding agrochar, and just a day earlier I spoke at Green Party Spring Conference in Blackpool and helped to bring about an almost unanimous vote against climate geo-engineering 'solutions' which further imperil ecosystems, biodiversity and human communities. The motion that was passed particularly emphasised the risks of agrochar. The Green Party has led the way on so many other things, which were at first seen as 'radical' but that are not common-sense: so we hope it will be on this issue, too.
Last November, my friend and fellow Party-member Dee Rughani gave presentations on agrochar at NGO conferences in
Expect some fairytale spin on this one. Industry lobbyists have found the most profitable 'climate solution' yet! But their dirty secret is out; let's mobilise now to nip this in the bud, and not repeat the same mistake that the world made in allowing agrofuels to take off.