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  •  exactly (7+ / 0-)

    and composting more than 3% of our food scraps and applying it to cover crops will is also a great soil healer. Soil can in fact be one of the solutions to the climate change problem.

    Ecology is the new Economy

    by citisven on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 08:27:34 AM PDT

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    •  Your linked diary is excellent (1+ / 0-)
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      I see it's from nearly a year ago now. Did you ever have any luck getting the story into a mainline publication?

      Maybe one aspect that keeps this idea from getting play in the big media is that it is not conventionally sexy. There is no high tech angle, no engineering breakthrough, no massive capital investment, no way to concentrate enormous profits in the hands of a few giant corporations and patent holders. None of that.

      Instead, the solution turns out to be just paying careful attention to the carbon cycle and intervening in a couple of places with a fairly light but consistent and intelligent touch.

      One way to put it, the solution is not heroic and masculine. It's kind of feminine, come to think of it. Not so much about slaying dragons and conquering the world-- more like caregiving and nurturing.

      The joke's on us guys, I guess :)

      •  couldn't have said it any better, DBunn (0+ / 0-)
        Instead, the solution turns out to be just paying careful attention to the carbon cycle and intervening in a couple of places with a fairly light but consistent and intelligent touch.
        You're so right, it's not a sexy story in the eyes of the mainstream media, though personally think it's incredibly sexy. I haven't been able to place it anywhere, even some of the publishers of alternative magazines at NN just kind of looked at me with blank stares.

        I have a few queries out, but so far no luck at all. I have a great story angle, as I've visited some of the farms up in Sonoma with great personalities. Still think it would be a great story for the New Yorker, but I can't even find an editorial contact for that magazine. But I will keep pushing and digging deeper on this story.

        Ecology is the new Economy

        by citisven on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 01:36:35 PM PDT

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