Friday, January 31, 2014

Understand population dynamics so you don't let it worry you

............and you  learn to help prevent unsustainable growth and wastage.
One of the joys of working with nature is working with the components to let dynamic communities thrive .There are at times forces at work to threaten living communities but , with understanding,  the people in those communities can hope to rebuild the resilience that is every communities hope .
The failure of industrial societies to accept the different communal objectives of agriculture is a growing sore that threatens the security and stability of both agriculture and industrial communities the world over.

Time for greens of all shades to accept diversity in paradigms of economics just as they do with diversity of ecosystems . The reality is we can accept  the models of growth relevant for commercial reality  (' The Market")  BUT  reject them when they are not sensitive enough when operating with people living/working with the environment .

I long for the day when biologists aren't the only scientists to support diversity in eco- modelling ( I covered some of the ways we can hope to do this in my paper "Scarcity and Abundance ".Ask me if you want a  copy .

The graph shows how  recent political expediency in the West is eroding our ability to help ourselves   ( incl our farmers) and others working the land overseas - The reactionaries think they are helping when infact they are often  wasting the opportunity to build resilience.( Ignorance and arrogance are unfortunately all too common partners)

 If we work with nature, by truly understanding nature , nature can do most of the work , which is great because the other elements of our world are more efficient than we are in getting the job done .
 I long for the day when engineers respect ecologists and vice versa -  a sign then that we are making progress- real progress . Questions welcome .

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