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  •  A fundamental restructuring of the global economy (13+ / 0-)

    is required if we are going to stand a chance against climate change. Simply modifying our current system isn't going to fix the underlying issue: the way we do things as human beings fundamentally disrupts ecosystems- causing planetary malfunction.

    I agree with John D Liu- we begin to value, monetarily, healthy & functional ecosystems. Derivatives cannot be worth more than the source.

    Large scale damaged ecosystems can be brought back to functionality (although of course extinct and many threatened species can never be brought back, so we can't say "repaired" IMO) while at the same time sequestering carbon more than any geoengineering scheme I've seen to date. Holistic Management, Permaculture, and the larger school of Agroecology are of paramount importance.

    Too bad we have a society (and therefore politicians) who don't seem to grasp that getting the "economy" back on track is the worst possible thing we could be doing right now. We need a new economy. The way we have been operating for well over a century now is the root cause of Anthropogenic climate change. Getting it back on its feet is folly.

    •  well said FJ (3+ / 0-)
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      offgrid, maryabein, FinchJ

      we will need  the permaculture to repair the damage done to our habitat by the wanton toxicity of the industrial revolution these last two centuries.

      so many fellow species thrown under the bus we are driving to crazyland...

      why? just kos..... *just cause*

      by melo on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 03:49:15 PM PST

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