Possitivity Rocks

January 18, 2011

“The thing is, in Australia and America, we’ve absolutely pillaged our land. We’ve just fucked the whole thing. But I think we can turn it round really quickly.”  —Australian called Michael Coughlan………………………………..
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What to do when things look bleak is to do something. Pissing and moaning are a scourge, but are embedded in human nature. Some people refuse to piss and moan and would rather figure out a solution to problems. Unfortunately these folks have to work against inertia. Fortunately they are the kind of people that won’t give up.

An example of solid positive thinking is an Australian accountant named Tony Lovell. Lovel thinks he has answer to Australia’s “Big Dry”, the drought that has persisted there for years and which is ruining farming.

“Lovell thinks he has the answer. At a climate-change conference in Manchester, I find him talking about a new method of farming. “This is a typical ranch in Mexico,” he explains, showing an image of a terracotta dust bowl with bare, compacted soil. Then he puts up a second image of lush green vegetation. “This is the ranch next door. Same soil, same rainfall. These pictures were taken on the same day.”

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