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This is bigger than climate change. It is a battle to redefine humanity

admin /15 December, 2009

This is bigger than climate change. It is a battle to redefine humanity

It’s hard for a species used to ever-expanding frontiers, but survival depends on accepting we live within limits

This is the moment at which we turn and face ourselves. Here, in the plastic corridors and crowded stalls, among impenetrable texts and withering procedures, humankind decides what it is and what it will become. It chooses whether to continue living as it has done, until it must make a wasteland of its home, or to stop and redefine itself. This is about much more than climate change. This is about us.

The meeting at Copenhagen confronts us with our primal tragedy. We are the universal ape, equipped with the ingenuity and aggression to bring down prey much larger than itself, break into new lands, roar its defiance of natural constraints. Now we find ourselves hedged in by the consequences of our nature, living meekly on this crowded planet for fear of provoking or damaging others. We have the hearts of lions and live the lives of clerks.

A more considered approach to Biochar

admin /10 May, 2009

Geoff Moxham (aka Terrania Geoff) has been working with alternative energy sources and low impact living patterns for many years. His range of pyrolisis equipment is legendary (and visible at Bodgers Hovel)   Geoff joined the Generator to demonstrate the results of his pyrolisis using home made equipment that completely burns all the fuel in Continue Reading →

Listener tests new biochar approach

admin /5 April, 2009

The Generator has always encouraged readers to experiment as a way of testing the theories expounded by various guests. Dieter Horstmann of Byron New Energy has always been one of our most responsive listeners, and the Byron New Energy project that he supports on his land in Tyagrah on the northern NSW coast is a living example of a collective of individuals testing solutions to global problems in their own back yard.