Food production around the world faces a major threat: the disappearance of pollinator species. Why, rather than shrinking at the possibility of a multi-faceted problem, we have not responded with multifaceted solutions?
If we are going to continue to be able to grow food on this planet, then we need to begin paying attention to nature once again—relearning how to mimic her in order to provide for future generations.
I love these waters that are beginning to feel like home. They are untamable and unforgiving and beautiful and wild.
And I know that the sea carries out punishments to those who do not respect the signs–to those who fail to read her. There is no tolerance of those who fail to take a long careful look at the horizon, or for a species that satiates life giving waters with chemicals and trash and unconscious behavior.
Commercial fishing is not the only “big industry” ripping apart Costa Rica socially, economically, and environmentally. Industrial-sized monoculture farming, imposed by several politically powerful global companies, is swiftly destroying the land and wrecking havoc on the health of the local people as well.
These are the grim long-term consequences of our present day inaction.
No one should have to die for common sense policy to be put into place. But they already have. Now it is up to the rest of us to take a stand.
There was an National Geographic article recently published highlighting the emergence of new scientific evidence supporting what I think most of us have known all along: nature is good for us.
It is such a beautiful world….and it is a beautiful thing, this thing we call Life.
“To live in peace in this world requires acknowledging and embracing a concept of shared destiny (and origin).”
Why not be revolutionary? Why not make radical changes? Why not make the small ones?