Category Archives: Carbon

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Two interesting (to me) stories: Oh, not soil again? And, is there a radical hope in our blind spot?

Well, a blast from the past here as I heard Rattan Lal’s name in the line-up.  Who?  Lal is a world renowned soil scientist who’s work features heavily in the background to my work today.  Pithy stuff such as, solve … Continue reading

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Thinking Farmers . . . from the “Life in a Teaspoon” series.

Pennie Scott takes us on journey outwards from ourselves – what makes us tick –  through vocabulary to the world, what we are and what we eat. Next Teleseminar Tomorrow 12.00 noon “LIFE IN A TEASPOON” A 12 Teleseminar series linking … Continue reading

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desertification . . . thought you knew why it occurred?

Allan Savory joins that select group of thinkers featured by wonkythinking.  He is a pathfinder of note.  Years of life, experience and science in Africa has shown him a different truth. This 1 hour, edited, video gives some of the … Continue reading

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NATO ironies: Libya and the French, US and UK involvement

Maybe NATO (or in other languages – OTAN) should have a reappraisal of their acronym? OTAN – Oil Trade needs Another Negotiator? Obviously Gadaffi wasn’t cutting the deals towards the West – he liked talking to Italy and Russia.  Step … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Managing Change

This is an excellent online lecture, given by Garry McDouall, presented by my friend and colleague, Dr. Christine Jones – aka The Carbon Goddess. He challenges that sustainability is not adequate – we need to be regenerating.  Although this is … Continue reading

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Cooperation, competition and our, as yet, unearned wealth.

Cancer develops when a cell “defaults” from cooperating with its neighbours and starts running amok, surging ahead, out-competing its neighbours. We all know how this ends. This is but one analogy presented in this podcast on cooperators.  And we can, I … Continue reading

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The Copenhagen Calamari Ring, Dr. Patricia Brennan and a challenge.

These two pods illustrate the full spectrum of the wonky thinking issue as I perceive it. The first pod talks to the issue of combating climate change, and the second reveals how much further we have to go to deal … Continue reading

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Nuclear . . . ho hum

My thoughts go to the people of Japan at this time of calamity.  While acknowledging their plight in the face of a natural disaster, I would like to draw your attention to two pieces on the nuclear issue. Here you … Continue reading

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Optimism, soil and kids influencing their education.

A truly excellent and good humoured 15 minutes on an optimistic view of the future.  Not just love but double luvvve for this one as it talks about an exceptional portrayal of, yes, very sexy soil use . . .   … Continue reading

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