Dissociation and the norm

Those of us in the urban world, in a developed country or part thereof, tend to think of commercial and consumption-based transactions very much in business terms, we talk of doing 'business' with one another, or providing a service or 'good', or being a 'resource' for your business. For many, the earth is something the … Continue reading Dissociation and the norm

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some ideas on how we create sustainable society, part 3: ecosystems and agriculture

Regarding plants, animals and biodiversity, what one could term natural communities, there seems to be this play-off between conservationists, and human development and resource use. Human development is an easy one to understand and justify, but resource use does not justify turning rainforest into palm oil plantations, soy and cattle enterprises - when all these … Continue reading some ideas on how we create sustainable society, part 3: ecosystems and agriculture