Here’s a Sunday Herald column (published today)based on a recently-recorded Green Interview with Ronald Wright. The full-length interview will be posted on The Green Interview site later this year.
RONALD WRIGHT: PROGRESS TRAPS
September 5, 2010
"Archaeology is the best tool for looking ahead,” says Ronald Wright.
A friend suggests that members of The Green Interview may not have seen this Sunday Herald column from last February, and may enjoy it. I really don’t understand the evangelical fury of those who don’t accept the evidence about anthopogenic climate change.
IGUASSU FALLS, Brazil — As of 2008, more than 17 percent of the Amazon rainforest had been cleared for agriculture and otherdevelopment. But in Brazil the rate of deforestation has dropped dramatically in recent years, thanks to a variety of incentives that nmay provide a model for other regions.
Here is my Sunday Herald column on Satish Kumar, published today. Enjoy!
“If you are protecting the environment for the benefit of humankind, valuing the natural world in terms of nature’s usefulness to humans, that is a shallow ecology,” says Satish Kumar.
It really creates a warm, fuzzy feeling when people you respect say nice things about you.
Here’s Chris Benjamin on Twitter: "For inspiration and knowledge that is mind-blowing, and world-changing, check out the Green Interview"
Ahhh! Thanks, Chris. And then Jodi DeLong, on Facebook, had this comment:
"I had a big Green Interview marathon last Sunday, Don, while I was editing photos.
In the town of Blue Earth, Minnesota, alongside Interstate 90, there’s a 55-foot statue of the Jolly Green Giant. He’s the familiar mascot of Green Giant Foods, the fella we see on TV commercials bragging up the foods that come “ From the valley of the jolly – ho, ho, ho – Green Giant.”
That one’s made out of fiberglass.
In a recent Energy Bulletin, Dan Allen offers a first draft at a foundation document called A Land and Community Ethic – a document that addresses the complex issues that beset us as the Age of Oil comes to an end.
I haven’t posted here for a couple of weeks, but this is truly a unique opportunity. Our Elizabeth May interview will be posted in July, before this event. The Farley Mowat interview is already posted. — SDC
Once in a Lifetime
An evening with Farley and Claire Mowat, and Elizabeth May
Bras d’Or Lakes Inn, St.
I was thrilled to get the message from Helen Forsey below protesting the closure and sale of Canada’s six prison farms. This issue has been nagging at me for months, and I haven’t had time to really think about it. But from every point of view — money, correctional practices, food policy, simple humanity, you name it — selling the prison farms is a colossally dumb idea that flies right in the face of the public’s growing engagement with food.
There’s a big article in the Toronto Globe and Mail today about the toxic flood of legal actions that’s likely to result from the toxic flood of oil in the Gulf of Mexico. I find myself both weeping and enraged at what’s going on down there — and as I read about all the claimants who are likely to sue, I was swept with a wave of fury that the shrimpers and whale-watchers can sue but the shrimp and the whales cannot.