Increasing carrying capacity is an interesting phraseology.
Clearly we could, with total societal change, massively increase the ecologically stable population limit for humans on the planet using wise and appropriate technologies coupled to grassroots solutions for basic needs and ‘contentedness’.
Thankfully, we don’t need to do that. With todays technologies and clever innovation humans can live and support their societies in any region of the planet symbiotically with the ecosystem. Of course they need to count themselves as contributors and therefor placeholders of value within the ecosystem.
Because of our ‘cleverness’ and current knowledge, which though significant is still a drop in the bucket of potential knowability, we can be massively regenerative in effect if we want to be. I want to be. You want to be. So far, many do not yet want to be.
Every community needs to adjust to self support, then everything would become quite real and with perspective and local motivation for future innovation to increase human contribution to the rebuilding of local systems.
Carrying capacity suggests resource consumption. We need to be resource producing worker bees in an economy that gives back exponentially compared to what was consumed.
Again; the main exponential needs to be the rate at which we multiply ecological resource through our societies innovative contribution to the whole. A forest watershed that would take hundreds of years of slow anemic rebuild without us could be vibrant again in say 20 years with us and our heads screwed on properly.
No matter how you cut the religious phraseology from indigenous, through the mainstream to Atheism, we are here as stewards in the land and finding that purpose will return true meaning to our lives.
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I don't believe in destroying what is here today. I believe in building a future that outperforms and solved inadequacies and failures of present and the past.
My driving intent and focus goes to empower the agrarian reality. I dream of and believe in the need for agrarian renaissance.
Agrarians are those rooted and sustained by the local landscape and community.
I believe that through agrarian success, the world can see a major shift in the human inflicted global ecological effect. We can see a symbiotic future that embraces, feeds on, and promotes ecological and cultural diversity. We can see people, through the natural living of their lives, effecting a rapidly regenerating global environment and reversal of longstanding global desertification.
Since we can, we should. Social engineering? well kind of, yeah. It is intelligent strategic paradigm development. Our civilizational paradigm tends to orient any and all diverse cultures to effect environmental harm/footprint. Therefore, we need to reorient the paradigm to naturally effect regenerative and symbiotic relationships with nature instead.
Agrarian society is in free fall as the paradigm orients cultures and societies around global financial economy with built in rewards and penalties (remember agrarian by definition is place and community oriented).
I believe it is not only possible but crucial to resuscitate and accentuate the infrastructure for global agrarianism and to do it in such a way as to enable renaissance/flowering.
That is my life's work, my passion, and what I live for and would be happy to die for any day of the week. This blog is my rough and in many instances unedited writings on the subject. These are not refined articles. They are a semi-formal journaling to log ideas I find important.
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