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C O N T E N T S No. 276 January/February 2013

1 Welcome

Satish Kumar identifies The Great Challenge facing all environmentalists

FRONTLINE 4 ACTION FROM THE

GRASS ROTS Lorna Howarth reports

ETHICAL LIVING 8 RESURGENCE OF THE

HUMAN SPIRIT James Sainsbury, chair of The Resurgence Trust, on the future of the Greens 10 THE TIPPING POINT

Oxfam’s depar ting chief executive, Barbara Stocking asks when we will end extreme pover ty 12 SIGNS OF CHANGE Elaine Gilligan, head of Programmes at Friends of the Ear th, suggests doing things differently 14 ALDO LEOPOLD:THE ORIGINAL ECOLOGIST Stephan Harding explains why we still need this man’s thinking 16 STEPPING INTO THE TERROIR Robin Lee explores the role of a sense of place in winemaking

ECOLOGIST 19 INVESTIGATION: BIG OIL

Susan Clark discovers what we’re really up against 20 INVESTIGATION: BIG OIL

Thembi Mutch repor ts on the impact of oil exploration in Africa 22 ENERGY

Political correspondent Bibi van der Zee on why there’s no excuse for Britain to lag on renewables 24 FOD

Environmentalist Lester Brown on what needs to happen to avoid a breakdown in our food system

Cover image: Dipper, original screen print by Kittie Jones www.kittiejones.com

26 FARMING

Craig Sams on using locally produced biochar to rebuild a healthy soil 28 BIODIVERSITY

Naturalist Mark Cocker on facing up honestly to the challenges ahead 30 INTERVIEW

My Green Life: Sharon Garfinkel talks to broadcaster, Jonathan Dimbleby

RESURGENCE KEYNOTES 32 VALUE BEYOND MEASURE The author of Sacred Economics,

Charles Eisenstein, on why putting a price on Nature is the wrong tack

UNDERCURRENTS 36 A TURNING TIDE Tim Flannery Australia’s first Chief

Climate Commissioner, on why he believes, although there is still much to do, we have passed a turning point 40 FUTURONOMICS OF FOD

Vandana Shiva says we need a new paradigm for the production of food 42 GREN IMPERATIVE

Fiona Reynolds, outgoing Director General of the National Trust, on how we can better engage people with environmental issues 44 PATTERNS OF BEAUTY In the first of a new series called Beauty

Dialogues, Indian ar tist and thinker Shakti Maira asks Fritjof Capra what he means by beauty 47LETTERS

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