As Visible Regulars will know, Climate Adaptation needs Carbon Sequestration, Carbon Sequestration needs Grasslands and Grasslands need Ruminants.

All we need are 5 Billion Hectares of carbon sequestering grasslands. No problem, right?

Like they say, “Getting started is half the battle”.

Just 16 bison got dropped off in Canada’s Banff National Park last week, but they are the first wild Bison to roam the area in over 130 years.

And most of them are pregnant 2 year olds.

Archaeological evidence suggests that bison herds up to 30  million strong used to roam the mountains and plains of North America — going back more than 10,000 years.

At the dawn of the 19th century there were millions of them in The Banff alone.

By the end of the 19th century, there were virtually none. Anywhere. In North America.

If this pilot project is in any way successful, it will be followed by more curated migrations — and more carbon sequestration.


Ready for the engagement party?

Here’s what the To Do List looks like:

  1. Watch Banff tube (above)
  2. Browse gallery (below)
  3. Play Quizlet (after Gallery)
  4. Watch Grasslands need Ruminants tube
  5. Tell the story to at least 5 Willings (that’s how long it takes to go from crappy to good (if you want to get really good, you’ll need to line up at least 15 Willings)).

For extra credit watch:

  1. Climate Adaptation needs Carbon Sequestration
  2. Carbon Sequestration needs Grasslands
  3. Greening the Chihauhan Desert

Click on any image to launch a slideshow.

OK. Now that you’ve had a little trip to the other side of your brain, you’re ready for one of our famous zero stakes quizlets. If you are not familiar with them, you’re in for a wonderful surprise.

Source: Globe & Mail

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One thought on “Historic Homecoming

  • February 9, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    Wohoo!  I did it!  Like it.  Images, text, youtubes…muchas gracias!




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