There is much to say about the current state of environmental chaos and political thought. Included as files are the more recent contributions. These items need to be read in conjunction with the Details of Our Climate Crisis, Energy Position Paper 2008 and 2007, Forest Management Tools, and the various Biochar pages.
At issue in all of this is that there is no one who is capable of listening and acting. Those who are acting are assaulted by interest groups from all sides. Those who are capable of listening probably are not in a position to act - as shown by the fact that they have the time and attention to devote to listening.
OF SPECIAL CONCERN: The lack of biological literacy is evident in any public hearing in MA (UPDATE AUGUST, 2013, SUE REID, VP CONSERVATION LAW FOUNDATION, DECLARED THAT THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS CARBON NEGATIVITY AT A SENATE HEARING ON 7/16/2013). Those who come to energy discussions frequently appear to have no comprehension of the true nature of the carbon cycle that is the basis of life as we know it. When this lack of knowledge is coupled with the very effective corporate misinformation program and physical control of the factors of production the short time frame of political figures forces them to do those actions that have the most public support. As is stated elsewhere (1 2 3) on this site, the ability of the banking and currency creation system to force all thought into a very short time frame has removed the basis for maintenance of stable sustainable systems from the global rural habitat. Until this changes the good things described on this site will be out of sight and normally out of mind.