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Episode 223. Shaping the Earth

This is the World Organic News for the week ending 20th of  July 2020.

Jon Moore reporting!

Decarbonise the air, recarbonise the soil!

This week I’m looking down on this fair planet from a higher point of view. I think this will help us to see both what we are getting right and where there is room for improvement. We might even find the key to unlocking all of humanity’s restorative skills. I can but hope.

I think we can all agree that humans shape their environments. This is especially in the over developed world. I sit within a room, inside a house sitting on brick piers. Solar panels sit upon the roof. Nearby is a small studio, a large garage/shed, a chook house and fencing, I’d like more fencing but fencing enough. We graze or more correctly, we induce domesticated species to graze, we cut the lawn with machines, I prune the fruit trees, trees not native to this small island sitting in the roaring forties south of the equator. Up the road huge swathes of monocultural blue gum forest is planted, grown and clear felled. Sprayed to kill off regrowth and re-planted to the same monocultural crop just harvested. Continue reading →