While we're on the subject of optimism, isn't it reasonable to hope our political leaders and our captains of industry, especially in the energy industry and industrial agriculture sectors, can manage to negotiate at least one agreement that will assure the captains of industry have to offer proof they are actually doing their capitalist duty?
A duty that still is (isn't it?) to maximize shareholder profits while mitigating global warming enough to let our farms continue to produce crops sufficient to feed us all?
Industrial agriculture has been busting its chops, quashing family farming, eliminating smallholding or even organic gardening as if there were something wrong with encouraging edible landscaping in cities, gardening in the wastelands much of suburbia has been allowed to become. What's to despise about permaculture? About maintaining self-perpetuating systems for growing food?
When it comes right down to it, wouldn't we survive more efficiently if we didn't try to keep throwing money wrenches into the planet's works? For most people, this is true no matter how or at what level - macro as well as micro, it's looked at.
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