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:

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  • 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.

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