Mission: The Climate Foundation is dedicated to regenerating global food security, ecosystem life support and carbon balance in seas and soils using Marine Permaculture nature-based climate solutions.
Results: The Climate Foundation has discovered nature-based climate solutions such as Marine Permaculture that can regenerate life in the oceans, ensure food security for billions of people, and provide carbon balance in the oceans. We have demonstrated the biological response of red and brown seaweeds to deepwater irrigation. Restoring overturning circulation more than doubles the growth of seaweed in the mixed layer.
Target demographics: regenerate coastal communities, regenerate life in the oceans, and balance carbon in the oceans with nature-based climate solutions
Direct beneficiaries per year: 100's of sardine fishermen, millions of sardines, dozens of tuna, families of dolphins, and a 17-foot-long resident whale shark
Geographic areas served: the Philippines, Australia and Puerto Rico
Programs: Marine Permaculture for family mariculture offshore and for subsistence seaweed farmers
It's been my pleasure to work and volunteer with The Climate Foundation over the past several years, dealing with areas including intellectual property, seaweed and hands-on efforts with marine permaculture prototypes. My background and knowledge in earth science and climate change was greatly enhanced by learning about marine ecosystems: kelp forests, restoring fisheries and sequestering carbon.
Most important of all, I learned that it is truly possible to reverse the effects of climate change in our lifetime through marine permaculture and other systems. Climate change is, by far, the greatest threat which humans face, a threat which is entirely human-created. We can mitigate this threat and must do so. The Climate Foundation shows the way and is demonstrating how to do it. I am honored to continue working with and supporting The Climate Foundation. I encourage others to inform themselves and work towards positive change for humans on earth.