Irregularly, say twice a year at best, we venture up the valley, way, way up the valley beyond the watershed that bounds our Pappinbarra River, and spend some time in the cool temperate rainforests of the Werrikimbe National Park. ...
Recently you would have seen the terrible catastrophe that wild bushfires have caused across the south eastern parts of Australia, with 200 people killed, thousands now homeless, and whole communities shattered and destroyed. Now the blame game has started so we can identify how we could have let this happen, and then, how we ensure it doesn't happen again.
Back in September this year, at a suitable conference, the boffins at Google somehow convinced what I consider to be two of the food industries leading opponents to both join a panel to discuss ‘Creating a World That Can Feed Itself’. The discussion is most enlivening and interesting. Click below to view the battle!
As an outsider watching the current US election campaign (are we there yet?) and a keen supporter of Al Gore's We Can Solve It initiative, I can't help but really wonder how different our world would be if Al Gore had won the election eight years ago, and George W and his cronies in Florida had not perverted the course of history.
ABC refused to air the Al Gore 'Repower America' advert (so much for freedom of speech!) and we've chosen to commence taking our produce to families and homes in Sydney! And I spent a week or so 'under canvas' in the World Heritage listed Werrikimbe National Park, walking through some awesome cool temperate Antarctic Beech rainforests. Very inspiring and humbling stuff.
We're facing such huge challenges and all you hear through the media are demagogic chants like "drill, drill, drill." Skyrocketing energy prices. The climate crisis. Unraveling financial markets. Wars that just happen to be in places with a lot of oil. These are all just different faces of exactly the same thing. As I've said in the past, we're borrowing money from China to buy oil from the Persian Gulf to burn it in ways that destroy the future of human civilization. And every bit of that has to change. We all know what we have to do.
Eat The View are urging the next President to show leadership on global issues such as climate change and food security by converting part of the White House's 18 acre grounds back into an edible landscape. The beauty of this idea is that the benefits are so broad and the implementation would be so easy.
The planet is not a gift from our parents, rather a loan from our children
if they think its somehow going to work because they are going to have one form of clever genetic engineering after another then again count me out, because that will be guaranteed to cause the biggest disaster environmentally of all time
Are you having trouble linking the rising price of of oil with food shortages and the impact the changing climate is having? This cool video 'Oil Addiction' from Good Magazine will quickly bring you up to speed.