2nd Thoughts on Global Warming & Sustainable Ag
Comments on articles about global warming & sustainable eco-ag in CommonDreams.org by Bill McKibbon, Wendell Berry, Wes Jackson
Bill McKibben is the author of ‘Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future’, scholar in residence at Middlebury College, and cofounder of 350.org.
He shoots down a half dozen common delusions about global warming in his article:
- Scientists Are Divided
- We Have Time
- Climate Change Will Help as Many Places as It Hurts
- It’s China’s Fault
- Solving It Will Be Painful
- We Can Reverse Climate Change
If you’re thinking any of those thoughts, read what Bill has to say about climate change, and think again!
Wes Jackson is a plant geneticist and president of The Land Institute in Salina, KS.
Wendell Berry is a farmer and writer in Port Royal, KY. They tell us why we need a national agricultural policy based on ecological principles, and a 50-year farm bill to forthrightly address the problems of soil loss and degradation, toxic pollution, fossil-fuel dependency and the destruction of rural communities.
They’re hoping President Obama will stand and deliver. I don’t think that one man can pull this off – I think it will depend on the rising strength of collective consciousness. Read 50 Year Farm Bill and see what you think.