The Environment – Content Summary

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Chapter1. We see the main problem in regions around us is that chemical fertilizer and weedicide are killing soils and causing erosion. This is bringing in more competition for land resources. Before chemicals, people related holistically, integrating cattle and crop farms for mutual benefit. With chemicals, these relationships have broken down and independence has been more valued.

Chapter 2. Environmental restoration as seen in the book of Isaiah emerges from restored relationships. As we seek to restore others our economics of exploitation reduces and the environment benefits.

Chapter 3. The current petrodollar world. This is the problem with rejecting the “climate change lobby,” because it normally means we agree with the current world of fossil fuels, which is sustained by a politics of exploitation.

Chapter 4. This traces the roots and current activities of the “climate change lobby,” which is heavily invested in education, petro-chemicals for farming, pharmaceuticals, and recently in the renewable energy sector. By forcing the transfer of funds from the fossil fuel sector, it stands to make huge profits in new emerging energies.

Conclusions: Industrial profit-driven farming is the number one destroyer of the global environment. Addressing this would do more to reduce CO2 in the atmosphere than anything else. Industrial farming also breaks down our rural communities. These communities, with community driven food markets (rather than massive corporate grocery suppliers) are the best way of reversing desertification and restoring the environment.

The environment thrives on integration and diversity, in human relationships and biological ecosystems. This, rather than polarisation, as the case in the climate debate today, is the way of restoring our communities and land resources, also dealing with a possible number one source of human conflict in the years ahead.