The first part of this book examines the intertwined social,economic, and technological causes that are the wellsprings of many of the environmental and social challenges we face. The second part offers workable solutions to attenuate or eliminate these problems. The ideas being presented are simple effective things we as ordinary citizens can implement to successfully abate these challenges. More
The Japanese have a gardening term "nemawashi" it means to prepare the ground to control the root. Controlling the root allows the stem, branch, leaves and fruit to be influenced as desired. This book is a form of nemawashi. The book's purpose is to provide a means to effect desirable changes in the interlocked social and environmental problems we are beset with. The book is roughly divided into three parts. The first part examines some aspects of how various kinds of economic/social systems have responded to these kinds of challenges. The second part probes the status of the environment and evaluates the current technical capabilities to address these problems. The last part offers some workable solutions to these problems.
Come, join me in our planetary garden to poke around, pull a few weeds and plant some good seeds.
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