The Oyster’s Example

Towards Sequestration in the Principled Pursuit of Green.

This is the eighth post in the Earthen Ethic series. Here we take a look at the third principle of ecological contribution: Towards Storage. Image from Kunstformen der Natur (1904), by Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel, German artist and philosopher who coined the term ‘ecology’.
Overtime organic matter tends towards concentration, compaction and indefinite storage. In contrast, petro-capital processes de-compact carbon letting loose CO2 and micro-plastics into the biosphere
Oysters can also be net-additive. Arrows indicates carbon deposition (downward) or carbon release (upward), arrow size gives qualitative indication of relative size of carbon flow. Ref: Fodrie FJ, et al. Oyster reefs as carbon sources and sinks

Next: Net-Subtraction

This was the eighth post in a series laying out a new theory of Green. In the next Earth Ethics segment we’ll take a look at the Carboniferous age, in which a dramatic period of net-subtraction enabled life to flourish on the planet like never before.

An Earthen Ethic will be available for sale on the platform in June 2021. Each ebook purchased will correlated to 2Kg of plastic and 6.3 Kg of CO2 secured from the biosphere — see the full impact report.

So far…

1. What is does Green Really mean?

2. Imagine

3. A Planet and Its Plastic

4. Learning from the Earth

5. The Six Earthen Ways

6. Cycles of the Serengeti

7. The Salmon & Cycles of Surpluses

Green ethics. Regenerativative Philosophy. Forest Gardener.

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