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C O N T E N T S No.257 November/December 2009

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COVER STORIES

12 RESILIENCE THINKING

Rob Hopkins Why ‘resilience thinking’ is a crucial missing piece of the climate-change jigsaw.

18 THE THREE 'Rs'

Jonathon Porritt The three fundamental principles that should underpin any approach to food security.

26 TIME FOR ACTION

Tony Juniper The kind of leadership that was shown in bailing-out the banks should now be demonstrated to protect the tropical rainforests.

30 TREES ARE THE

ANSWER Interview with Wangari Maathai Let us continue the work started by Wangari Maathai and reforest the entire world, creating right livelihood for all.

Front cover: White snake's head fritillary Photograph: David Hall/WWT

FRONTLINE 6 KEEPING OIL IN THE

GROUND 7 CLIENTEARTH 8 CULTURAL RESISTANCE 9 POSITIVE MEDIA 10 BIG BANG LAB 11 VANCOUVER - GREEN CITY

KEYNOTES 16 CAN WE COPE?

Crispin Tickell Can we overcome ‘conceptual sclerosis’? 21 POEM

Joyce Kilmer

BIOCULTURAL DIVERSITY 22 AMAZON IMPERATIVE

Peter Bunyard We must implement global protection of tropical rainforests. 29 POEM

Lao Tzu 32 CLIMATE JUSTICE

Vandana Shiva The polluters continue to pollute with impunity, whilst people thousands of miles away bear the brunt of their actions.

UNDERCURRENTS 34 CLIMATE-FRIENDLY

FARMING Mukti Mitchell Rich-soil farming could help us turn back the carbon clock. 36 POSITIVE TIPPING POINT

Hazel Henderson The Copenhagen climate conference could be the tipping point for global eco-awareness.

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