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