The mindset behind geoengineering stands in sharp contrast to an emerging ecological, systems approach taking shape in the form of regenerative agriculture.
On our way to see the latest installment of The Hobbit, I asked my 10-year-old Philip and his two friends, “Don’t you wish that the real world were 3-D just like the movies?” “Yeah!” they said with relish. “That would be so awesome!” The joke was on me, it seemed. A minute later I tried […]
Replacing fossil fuels with biofuels may sound a like a good idea but dig a little deeper and there’s a dark side to it
The purpose of experimenting is to learn. The next step is to integrate that learning into a new and bolder experiment.
The purpose of this essay is not to instruct the reader on the fallacy of the technological fix. We can assume that by now the environmentally conscious person has seen through the delusion of applying technology to remedy the problems that have been caused by previous technology. It is obvious that a new pesticide won’t […]
The great historian Lewis Mumford once described a patent as “a device that enables one man to claim special financial rewards for being the last link in the complicated social process that produced the invention”. He was pointing out that we do not produce inventions ex nihilo, but rather draw on the totality of the […]