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  •   david commented on this post about 1 week
    A woodman comes into the forest and begs the trees to give him a handle made of the hardest wood. The other trees selected the wood of the wild olive. The man took the handle and fitted it to his axe. Then, without a moment's hesitation, he began to chop down the trees' mighty branches and trunks, taking whatever he wanted. The oak tree then said to the ash, 'It serves us right, since we gave our enemy the handle he asked for!'
    This text comes from the Mediaeval Latin fable collection of Ademar of Chabannes. Tip of the day maybe? Thought good to share anyway .....🌿
    • There is unrest in the forest
      There is trouble with the trees
      For the maples want more sunlight
      And the oaks ignore their pleas

      The trouble with theThere is unrest in the forest
      There is trouble with the trees
      For the maples want more sunlight
      And the oaks ignore their pleas

      The trouble with the maples
      And they’re quite convinced they’re right
      They say the oaks are just too lofty
      And they grab up all the light

      But the oaks can’t help their feelings
      If they like the way they’re made
      And they wonder why the maples
      Can’t be happy in their shade?

      There is trouble in the forest
      And the creatures all have fled
      As the maples scream ‘oppression!’
      And the oaks, just shake their heads

      So the maples formed a union
      And demanded equal rights
      ‘The oaks are just too greedy
      We will make them give us light’

      Now there’s no more oak oppression
      For they passed a noble law
      And the trees are all kept equal
      By hatchet, / Axe, / And saw
      [Lyrics by Rush]
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  •   dincon commented on this post about 1 week
    Wildland farming can be an effective, low-cost method of ecological restoration, can't it? It surely seems it can! #rewilding
    This farm in England is run by its animals | Pioneers for Our Planet
    Wildland farming can change the environment, and the Knepp Estate is proof of this. By transforming agricultural deserts into something which is rich and bio...
    • 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 ...
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    • I think we all agree that we urgently need to find new ways of restoring nature. And concepts like wildland farming, or "do-nothing cropping" asI think we all agree that we urgently need to find new ways of restoring nature. And concepts like wildland farming, or "do-nothing cropping" as you've mentioned, look very promising. However, from what I've read so far about wildland farming in particular, in order for that to be sustainable, not all of the land should revert to wildland.
      The whole concept behind all this, is rather creating the so called buffer zones and green corridors, around the farms. This has more chances to be accepted by both, the rural communities and the business world, and also, it's a way of retaining the financial support coming from the governments.
      So, yes, we must gain the balance back and work with nature, rather than against it. Cliche ? Sounds like it 🙂, but I guess that's the way to tackle climate change and keep things rolling in business at the same time.
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    Akamas Peninsula, Cyprus
    Akamas is a promontory cape at the northwest extremity of Cyprus island, with an area of 230 square kilometres....
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  • 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
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  • 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
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