Month: February 2009

Wendell Berry in modern times (part 1)

Wendell Berry in modern times (part 1)

The recent article by Wendell Berry in the New York Times, written with his long-time associate Wes Jackson, on the loss of Iowa’s soil under the extreme storm events increasingly generated by climate change (see my January 14 post), sent me back to his writings, and to a rediscovered pleasure, and inspiration. There is much […]

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An historic opportunity being missed

An historic opportunity being missed

Looking at the way in which world leaders, including Australia’s, are attempting to deal with the global economic crisis, one might be forgiven for wondering whether an outbreak of split-brain has occurred. There seems to be no difficulty among them–or indeed among economic commentators– in separating the two global crises, economic recession and climate change, […]

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