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Ambassador Mostafa SherbinSherbiny: During the green gold harvest day “Jojoba” he states that we are facing a unique experience to sequester carbon and enhance precipitation in the desert to adapt to the climate
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Thursday, July 13, the governor of the New Valley witnesses the harvest of green gold (jojoba) in the agricultural investment project at the Paris Center of the Egyptian Gulf Company headed by Eng. A delegation from the foundation's presidency, Prof. Dr. Khaled El-Qadi, Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, Helwan University, Prof. Dr. Hanem El-Sheikh and Dr. Reham El-Attar Where Major General Dr. Muhammad Al-Zamlot, Governor of the New Valley, Ms. Hanan Majdi, Deputy Governor, and Major General Prof. Dr. Muhammad Etman, Head of the Institute and the National Institute for Quality and Prof.. Magdi Maluk, Project Consultant and Member of the Carbon Footprint and Sustainability Chair at ALECSO, witnessed the harvest of the jojoba crop on the Baghdad / Luxor road in the center of Paris, and the place was on an area of 7,500 acres, in the presence of a group of executive leaders, members of the House of Representatives and Senate in the governorate, delegations of Egyptian, Arab and foreign investors, and representatives of a number of Arab and international organizations and research centers in the field of agriculture. In his speech - during the conference organized by the company to present the results of some studies conducted on the project - the governor affirmed the governorate's full support for serious projects, especially in the field of agricultural investment and the expansion of non-traditional crops with High economic returns, indicating that the project is a model for the unique agricultural developer and a house of expertise. In the field of localizing the cultivation and production of green gold (jojoba). Al-Zamlot also explained that the governorate is taking serious steps towards providing an attractive climate for investment, within the framework of the directives of the political leadership that support the promotion of economic cooperation and the facilitation of Arab and foreign investment procedures in Egypt. .
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Today, we are witnessing solutions on the ground for biological carbon sequestration that uniquely extend to the scope of intentional precipitation enhancement,
Ambassador Mostafa Sherbin said : Through this synergy of carbon sequestration and regional weather modification, we can counter water scarcity and desertification while reducing conflicts with land for food crops. Here in the Jojoba Valley, afforestation is widely practiced as a negative emissions method of sequestering large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. At the same time, regional weather modification methods, such as cloud seeding, are being used to counteract the increasing water scarcity in arid regions. Large-scale sustainable agroforestry plants contribute to climate change mitigation and can also be used to modulate regional climate, in particular precipitation. We, through ALECSO Scientific Chair carbon footprint scientists, use high-resolution regional models with complex feedback representations from the land, atmosphere, and vegetation where This approach allows the study of desert farms and the chain of processes leading to climate modulation to make ICSs, where we demonstrate that large farms enhance regional clouds and precipitation and derive an index for predicting farm effects, thus, desert farms represent a unique environmental solution through predictable regional weather modulation and carbon storage. Carbon Sinks You may not have heard of carbon sinks before, but they play a vital role in capturing excess carbon dioxide CO2 from our atmosphere. Earth's natural carbon sinks (that is, our oceans, forests, and soils) absorb about half of the excess carbon dioxide we produce, preventing global temperatures from rising any further. However, they are threatened by human activity, and some of our carbon sinks may become carbon sources if we don't do more to stop their destruction. What is a carbon sink? In very simple terms, a carbon sink (also referred to as a carbon pool) is something that absorbs more carbon than it releases. Refers to a process known as carbon sequestration - a natural or artificial process by which atmospheric carbon is removed from the atmosphere and preserved in solid or liquid form. Natural sources include plants, forests, oceans, and soil, but they can also be synthetic (i.e. man-made ) - for example landfill sites and carbon capture and storage facilities. Where carbon sinks (such as carbon sinks) store carbon for an indefinite period of time, which means they are actively removing carbon dioxide from our atmosphere. This function forms a very important part of the carbon cycle and helps balance carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. How does the carbon cycle work? Carbon is the backbone of life on Earth. We are made of organic carbon atoms, we eat food made of carbon atoms, and our societies are built on carbon. In fact, carbon is the fourth most abundant element in the universe. So what happens to all that carbon? The Earth and its atmosphere are called a closed system when it comes to carbon atoms - this means that the Earth does not lose or gain carbon atoms in outer space, instead the carbon atoms are constantly moving within this closed system. The carbon cycle is the name given to this natural process - carbon atoms are constantly moving from the earth's atmosphere to the earth and back to the atmosphere again. It's nature's way of reusing carbon atoms over and over again. Whereas, the carbon cycle consists of two balancing processes - carbon being released by carbon sources and absorbed by carbon sinks, to create a natural carbon balance. Every time we breathe we release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, when plants and microbes decompose they also release carbon dioxide, and volcanoes constantly expel carbon dioxide even when they are not erupting - there are natural sources of carbon everywhere. Carbon Leakage The carbon cycle aims to balance this out, and carbon sinks create a natural balance. Carbon sinks such as oceans, forests, and soils capture and store carbon through carbon sequestration. Why is the carbon cycle unbalanced? The carbon cycle creates a natural balance of carbon, which maintains and keeps the Earth's temperature stable. Unfortunately, human activities have turned the system upside down. The Industrial Revolution marked the beginning of our heavy reliance on fossil fuels such as coal, natural gas, and petroleum. This may have given us technological and societal advancement, but it has come at a cost - burning fossil fuels is one of the primary driving forces of climate change and global warming. Industrial Power Plant What happens to this excess carbon? All the excess carbon dioxide we produce through human activity has to go to Somewhere, where does he go? Almost half of the excess carbon dioxide produced by human activity is absorbed by Earth's carbon sinks. However, the remainder of this excess carbon is trapped in Earth's atmosphere. This is the driving force behind global warming - excess carbon traps heat that is heating the planet and driving climate change. Rising temperatures are having dire consequences for our planet, with more and more extreme weather events, as well as changes in broader weather patterns threatening our delicate ecosystems. The effects of climate change threaten the existence of life on Earth. What are primary carbon sinks? Now that we understand the important role carbon sinks play in helping to absorb excess carbon dioxide, let's take a closer look at the different types of natural carbon sinks. The ocean's largest carbon sink The ocean is the world's largest carbon sink - it absorbs 25% of all carbon dioxide and captures 90% of the excess heat generated by carbon emissions. There are two ways Earth's oceans absorb carbon. The first is the simple reaction of carbon dioxide in seawater - chemicals react, dissolving the carbon dioxide and producing carbonic acid in its place. The second way Earth's oceans capture and store carbon dioxide is via photosynthesis by plant-like organisms such as plankton and algae. These organisms absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen back into the atmosphere. Much of this captured carbon eventually returns to the atmosphere, but some of the carbon will sink to the ocean depths as dead organic matter, feces etc. As this material decomposes, carbon dioxide is released into the ocean, dissolving the carbon dioxide. Forests Forest and plant ecosystems sequester carbon by capturing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and converting it into organic matter through photosynthesis. This trapped carbon is then stored in biomass, dead wood, organic litter, and in the soil. Soil We've already talked about how plants and trees absorb carbon to use as part of photosynthesis. The carbon captured by plant tissues continues to be either eaten by animals, or added to the soil when the plant dies. The soil then stores this trapped carbon as soil organic matter (SOM). This SOM is made up of a mixture of carbon compounds, microbes, and carbon-bonded minerals. Soil carbon can be stored for thousands of years in this way depending on conditions such as climate, water levels, Global Warming Unfortunately, intensive farming practices harm soil health by depleting the soil of vital nutrients and releasing carbon into the atmosphere through tillage practices (the practice of turning over the soil to expose deeper layers for planting crops). Artificial Carbon Sinks Many have wondered if artificial carbon sinks could save energy.
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