FOOD: Tackling the Oldest Environmental Problem: Agriculture and Its Impact on Soil
Published Dec 13, 2010
Now there's the reality of climate change. We've gone into overshoot and we are in economic trouble. We look to more economic growth, but once economics and population growth absorb all of the renewables and all of the efficiency, then what?
The technological fundamentalist comes along and says, "We will solve the problem through technology." This is just another form of religion. We may get some technological substitutes for teh fossil carbons, such as wind turbines, solar collectors, and so on, but I'd like somebody to help me come up with a technological substitute for soil and water.
From the Post Carbon Institute/Watershed Media Book:
The Post Carbon Reader
Managing the 21st Century’s Sustainability Crises
about The Post Carbon Reader
How do population, water, energy, food, and climate issues impact one another? What can we do to address one problem without making the others worse? The Post Carbon Reader features essays by some of the world’s most provocative thinkers on the key issues shaping our new century, from renewable energy and urban agriculture to social justice and community resilience. This insightful collection takes a hard-nosed look at the interconnected threats of our global sustainability quandary and presents some of the most promising responses.
Contributors to The Post Carbon Reader are some of the world's leading sustainability thinkers, including Bill McKibben, Richard Heinberg, Stephanie Mills, David Orr, Wes Jackson, Erika Allen, Gloria Flora, and dozens more.
Published by Watershed Media, October 2010
552 pages, 6 x 9“, 4 b/w photographs, 26 line illustrations
$21.95 paper 978-0-9709500-6-2