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Economic growth and environmental management in a global Iriai

The Ecomodernist Manifesto published last month delivers a new and optimistic approach to development and the environment. The bottom line is that: Intensifying many human activities — particularly farming, energy extraction, forestry, and settlement — so that they use less land and interfere … Continue reading

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After the deluge

My town was hit by a monster storm on Friday 20th of February 2015.  At least that’s how the media reported it.  They were thick on the ground.  If you couldn’t get interviewed for TV then you weren’t trying.  I … Continue reading

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Climate and complexity

The Pacific Decadal Oscillation, the Arctic Oscillation, the Antarctic Oscillation, the El Niño-Southern Oscillation, the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation, the Indian Ocean Dipole, the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation.  A proliferation of oscillations it seems – changing abruptly between states on decadal to … Continue reading

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Food for People – Conserving and Restoring Soils

By Rob Ellison Some of the increase in atmospheric CO2 can be ascribed to a decline in soil carbon following land conversion to intensive farming methods (grazing or cropping).  The decline in soil carbon content following farming is seen in … Continue reading

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Celebrate world toilet day on November 19

By Bob Ellison Development Goal: By 2030, provide universal access to safe and affordable water and sanitation. The Copenhagen Consensus suggests 3 interventions for developing country sanitation. 1. A behavior change program to create demand for sanitation in rural areas: … Continue reading

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