'Instead of controlling the environment for the benefit of the population, perhaps it is time we control the population for the survival of the environment' Sir David Attenborough Plasticholic (2017, from plastic (n.) from Latin plasticus, from Greek plastikos ‘able to be molded’ + -holic ‘word-forming element abstracted from alcoholic’) is a term that refers to … Continue reading Plasticholics
‘The solutions to the economic crisis and finding livelihoods are also the solutions to the crisis of the climate and also the solutions to poverty and unemployment. Start a revolution, start a garden. Agriculture and food is an area where everyone can begin today. That is why the garden is so important, it teaches us … Continue reading Permaculture at La Choza Chula and How a Garden can Save the World.
‘Peru as the Aleph of Borges, is in small format the whole world: What an extraordinary privilege that of a country that has no identity because it has all!’. Mario Vargas LLosa. I arrived to North Peru from Ecuador around mid-February. At that time the sun was shining, the streets were full of travelers and … Continue reading Peru, El Niño and other ‘Trump’ Disasters.
‘Salvador de Garmendia, the novelist who reinvented the prefabricated hell of this whole conquest culture, the oil culture, wrote me in a letter in the middle of '69, ”Have you seen a seesaw, the device that eats crude oil? It has the shape of a black bird whose pointed head rises and falls heavily, day … Continue reading We need to talk about Fracking (and other dirty business).
‘Because, underneath all of this is the real truth we have been avoiding: climate change isn’t an issue to add to the list of things to worry about, next to health care and taxes. It is a civilization wake-up call. A powerful message- spoken in the language of fires, floods, droughts and extinctions- telling us … Continue reading New Year Resolution? Act On Climate
'' We are in ‘injury time’ for 2°C – and things are not looking good. However, time will continue regardless even if we blow the 2°C carbon budget, we still need to drive even harder for deep and rapid mitigation alongside preparing for the regional impacts of a 4, 5 or even 6°C future. But … Continue reading HOME: A Story About Climate Change.
‘Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning’ Gloria Steinem. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2013. As I mentioned in the previous post, throughout all these years, countries and travels I’ve developed a compulsive obsession about travelling the world while at the same time … Continue reading A life of adventures that has taken me to the Nicaraguan mountains (part2.)