Focus on the Land
Monday, July 23, 2012
Re: Today’s fears seem lightweight, July 16 column.
Although making light of fracking and oil exploration concerns, Craig’s column spoke some worthwhile home truths.
He knows, I am sure, that virtually all the 44,000 nuclear warheads produced are ticking time bombs, and the massive stockpiles of refined uranium extracted from the earth’s depths will remain radioactive for eons; not forgetting the many nuclear power stations past their use-by-date.
He, like me, seems very concerned about what we are doing to our soils. I recommend reading The Biochar Solution by Albert Bates. Some answers here about the land and soils, and treating them right.
We will have to reverse much of our thinking. Land abuse in every continent has been going on for millenniums.
Here is a glimmer of hope. Restoring the land with the rich soils nature intended would greatly relieve the world’s food and water concerns; it even might absorb enough atmospheric carbon to restore the balance of our oceans, air, land and climate.
I agree that the world is a scary place and see it as vital that people warn of the dangers. What is more scary is a lack of faith and hope.
Adversity is best faced with action and courage. Albert Einstein said: “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”
So let us collectively step off this road to nowhere and seek a better path.
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