V interesting! This is def the past and future of farming. Would be intd to find out how productive this type of farming is, ie. can it sustain ourV interesting! This is def the past and future of farming. Would be intd to find out how productive this type of farming is, ie. can it sustain our civilisation if intensively managed? Or will this only be effective after we lose a few billion? Reminds me a bit of do-nothing cropping.. https://youtu.be/XSKSxLHMv9k More ...
"Two men connected to the butterfly reserve have been found dead..."
According to records compiled by the campaign group Global Witness, 1,738 people described as environmental defenders, were killed between 2002 and 2019, across 50 countries.
Sadly, people nowadays are being murdered for simply defending the Earth. These deaths, will most likely be increased in years to come.
How's that for a civilized world ? #environmentaldefenders
The public debate over climate change, is no longer about greenhouse gases and climate models, but about values, worldviews, and ideology.
Whether you agree or not with this statement, the journalism is on fire upon this issue; 'climate strikes are a communist plot' , 'childish socialism won't help the environment' , and so on so fourth. And these, are just some of the many headlines in the press and social media, which caught my attention during the past few days, months, years.
In our days, even non-violent climate movements and groups, are being treated as extremists by the governments worldwide, etc, etc.
Are we lost in translation maybe? Are we missing the real issue here? Most probably we are, but it's a fact, that a lot of confusion and suspicion arise amongst different groups of people, and that's a problem.
So how do we overcome this and communicate the real problem, that of the climate change?
In mathematics the first two steps in solving a problem, is to read the problem entirely and get a feel for the whole problem. So, as one of Stanford reports identifies, that caught my attention last night, is that overall, the challenge now becomes one of framing complex scientific issues, in a language that a lay and highly politicized audience can hear and not criticise, and if I may add, nor deny it's existence.
Climate change is real and is being proved scientifically. No argument on that! So lets take it from there and communicate that clearly, in 2020! #climatechange#climatechangedenial#socialscience#socialscientists#environmentalmanagement
Photo: personal archive
According to the UNHCR, over the past year thousands of people were forced to move by sudden weather events, like flooding, forest fires after droughts, or intensified storms. It is now becoming obvious, that climate change is alive and thus contributing to the sea-level rise, ocean acidification, air pollution, rain pattern shifts and loss of biodiversity.
The situation doesn't get any better in the near future. On the contrary!
In 2018, the World Bank estimated that three regions (Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, and Southeast Asia), will generate 143 million more climate migrants by 2050.
Talking about humanitarian crisis....
Photo: UNHCR archive #climatechange#climatechangedenial#climatemigrants#humanitariancrisis
Our country is burning, catastrophic climate change is upon us, species are disappearing and all our PM cares about is economic growth; he's about toOur country is burning, catastrophic climate change is upon us, species are disappearing and all our PM cares about is economic growth; he's about to fly off to Japan and India to strengthen our bonds with the two countries. Time to ditch the guy! More ...
His economic growth maybe... just a wild guess! Corruption and natural recource extraction, have long gone hand in hand, with horrific environmentalHis economic growth maybe... just a wild guess! Corruption and natural recource extraction, have long gone hand in hand, with horrific environmental consequences. So yeah, get rid of that guy and save your land! More ...
I was going through an interview with Richard Tarnas, about his bestselling history book, The Passion of the Western Mind, which I've found very interesting and thought good to share, at least part of it.
So, as Tarnas sees it, " we find ourselves today wandering disconsolately between two worlds — one dying and the other struggling to be born. On the one hand, the spiritual and intellectual certainties of the past, no longer command our allegiance.
On the other, the promises of a more integral worldview, a cosmology of tomorrow — one based on a deeper relationship with nature and with the larger cosmos — require a leap of faith, few of us are as yet willing to take. With the future of the human spirit and the future of the planet hanging in the balance, he says that we have no choice, but to embrace courage, imagination, and our deepest inner resources".
How's that for a New Year's Resolution? Happy 2020! 🍃🍃 #naturalworld#survivingearth#planetearth
Thanks for sharing, looks like a very insightful work. Seems to me that the end of the age of consumerism/capitalism (the "Capitalocene") is rapidlyThanks for sharing, looks like a very insightful work. Seems to me that the end of the age of consumerism/capitalism (the "Capitalocene") is rapidly approaching; not by virtue of any conscious desire on our part but more as a result of our profligate use of our limited resources. Whatever comes next is anyone's guess but it's not going to be a gentle transition. I recently read What is America by Ronald Wright, the author of A Short History of Progress. Wright looks at the development of the national psyche, and examines how the frontier mentality of the wild west, as well as fringe religious movements, shaped the US empire and the modern world. It's basically a story about colonisation, genocide and greed. These forces have shaped our world but if we're to survive, we'll need to urgently overcome our basic programming, and work together to shape a new world. Happy 2020 Dincon, welcome to the future! 🌱 More ...
Couldn't agree more David! We have no choice anyway in doing otherwise. So, consiously or not, we are actually heading towards that future and weCouldn't agree more David! We have no choice anyway in doing otherwise. So, consiously or not, we are actually heading towards that future and we might as well embrace it!
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