Water, Air and Land According to the classical economist David Ricardo, the drivers of food production such as water, air and land (WAL) are free gifts from nature. No one should have to pay any price to have them supplied, because they are produced and delivered by nature with no cost. However, modern economists argue… Continue reading Water, Air and Land Nexus: A Safe Space for Preserving Climate and Achieving Food Security | Unsustainable
Work conditions for sand miners vary starkly. In Cambodia and southwest China, highly mechanized sand mines offer little local employment. In Nepal, labour-intensive sand mines may employ hundreds of people. And, in Myanmar, households living along rivers may be involved in informal river sand collection. A sand mine in Nepal. Growing urbanization and its need… Continue reading The global appetite for sand and fuelling crisis
The age of stability is over, and coronavirus is just the beginning Troutnut / shutterstock Wolfgang Knorr, Lund University Humanity has only recently become accustomed to a stable climate. For most of its history, long ice ages punctuated with hot spells alternated with short warm periods. Transitions from cold to warm climates were especially chaotic.… Continue reading The coronavirus is just a beginning of catastrophe
Jordan Raine, The Conversation According to experts, today’s global agriculture system faces a crisis. Intensive farming with heavy ploughing machinery is causing soil to be lost up to 100 times faster than it is formed – and valuable stored carbon with it too. The soil that remains is becoming depleted of nutrients, thanks to repeated… Continue reading Food that feeds the world and heals it too
Yet to solve the major environmental problems the world now faces, we actually need to do both – to change the world and ourselves. In fact, it is even more nuanced than that – because changing ourselves is a prerequisite for changing the world...
I stand with the climate striking students – it's time to create a new economy Striking for the climate. Paapaya/Shutterstock Julia K. Steinberger, University of Leeds I initiated a letter of support to climate striking students – an English version of the German letter coordinated by ecologist Gregor Hagerdorn, signed by more than 1,000 academics… Continue reading Climate and Inequality : It’s Time to Create a New Economy
What they did and did not do in the past were the reasons for those consequences from which humanity has been at risk.
US reportedly opposed deal, which follows concerns that villages in Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia had ‘turned into dumpsites’ Almost all the world’s countries have agreed on a deal aimed at restricting shipments of hard-to-recycle plastic waste to poorer countries, the United Nations announced on Friday. Exporting countries – including the US – now will have to obtain… Continue reading We hate pollution and love planet; but they hate us…
The population growth is unlimited but the capacity of the earth to sustain its services is limited. Due to increasing human activities on land, water, air and overall environment; a severe stress on ecosystem has surfaced since the 1950s. Four of nine planetary boundaries (environmental limits within which humanity can safely operate) have now been… Continue reading Human’s ill activities against eco-system
Join Permaculture Summit Permaculture Association developing a shared agenda to shift power over our democracy, economy and environment to people and communities across Britain. The event takes place at Potbank ApartHotel at the Spode Works Factory, Stoke-on-Trent over 8-10 May 2019 The cost of attending CTRL-Shift depends on what type and size of organisation you… Continue reading Permaculture Summit