Tags Archives: Soil

Resistance Radio: Lierre Keith on Agriculture, Part 2

Editor’s note: This is an edited transcript of Derrick Jensen’s  February 23, 2014 Resistance Radio interview with Lierre Keith.  You can read Part 1 here, and listen to the interview here. Jensen:  Let’s just use an example of the local Tolowa Indians, who lived here for at least 12,500 years. Their lifestyle was based—their food, a lot … Continue reading Resistance Radio: Lierre Keith on Agriculture, Part 2

Resistance Radio: Lierre Keith on Agriculture, Part 1

Editor’s note: This is an edited transcript of Derrick Jensen’s  February 23, 2014 Resistance Radio interview with Lierre Keith. Jensen: Today’s guest is Lierre Keith, the author of multiple books including The Vegetarian Myth and Deep Green Resistance. Jared Diamond has said that agriculture is the biggest mistake that humans ever made, and Dick Manning had … Continue reading Resistance Radio: Lierre Keith on Agriculture, Part 1

Food Culture

by Lierre Keith / Deep Green Resistance. The food culture across the environmental movement is ideologically attached to a plant-based diet. That attachment is seriously obstructing our ability to name the problem and start working on the obvious solutions. Transition Town originator Rob Hopkins writes, “Reducing the amount of livestock will also be inevitable, as … Continue reading Food Culture

Regenerative Agriculture: Our Best Shot at Cooling the Planet?

If we want to stay below the upper ceiling of 2 degrees, we still have a shot. But it’s going to take a monumental effort. Anderson and his colleagues estimate that in order to keep within this threshold, we need to start reducing emissions by a sobering 8-10% per year, from now until we reach “net zero” in 2050. If that doesn’t sound difficult enough, here’s the clincher: efficiency improvements and clean energy technologies will only win us reductions of about 4% per year at most. ... Continue reading →

Pinyon-Juniper Forests: BLM’s False Claims to Virtue

By Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance Featured image: The author surveying the devastation of Pinyon-Juniper deforestation (Photo: Max Wilbert)  Once I recovered from the shock I experienced witnessing the carnage produced by a Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) so-called “pinyon-juniper treatment project” just south of Spruce Mountain in Nevada, all I wanted was the … Continue reading Pinyon-Juniper Forests: BLM’s False Claims to Virtue

Study finds agriculture and deforestation accelerate soil erosion 100 times faster

By Joshua E. Brown / University of Vermont A new study shows that removing native forest and starting intensive agriculture can accelerate erosion so dramatically that in a few decades as much soil is lost as would naturally occur over thousands of years. Had you stood on the banks of the Roanoke, Savannah, or Chattahoochee … Continue reading Study finds agriculture and deforestation accelerate soil erosion 100 times faster

Restoring Sanity, Part 4: Anxiety and Civilization

Editor’s Note: The first three installments of the Restoring Sanity series are An Inhuman System, Mental Illness As A Social Construct, and Medicating. By Susan Hyatt and Michael Carter, Deep Green Resistance If you don’t want any more anxiety, get rid of all your intelligence and your creativity which would be a very dull life … Continue reading Restoring Sanity, Part 4: Anxiety and Civilization

Film Review: Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds

By Norris Thomlinson / Deep Green Resistance Hawai’i Open Sesame examines the importance of seeds to humans as the genesis of nearly all our domesticated foods. It details the tremendous loss in varietal diversity of our crops over the last century, due in large part to increasing corporate control over the seed market. Farmers and … Continue reading Film Review: Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds

Max Wilbert: Plows and Carbon: The Timeline of Global Warming

By Max Wilbert / Deep Green Resistance Great Basin In June 1988, climatologist and NASA scientist James Hansen stood before the Energy and Natural Resources Committee in the United States Senate. The temperature was a sweltering 98 degrees. “The earth is warmer in 1988 than at any time in the history of instrumental measurements,” Hansen … Continue reading Max Wilbert: Plows and Carbon: The Timeline of Global Warming

Mining the World to Death

The following is an excerpt from We Are All Apocalyptic Now: On the Responsibilities of Teaching, Preaching, Reporting, Writing, and Speaking Out , in print at  Amazon.com and on  Kindle (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013). Progressive analyses of inequality and injustice focus on the illegitimate hierarchies in patriarchy, white supremacy, the imperial nation-state system, and capitalism. The final hierarchal system—and in … Continue reading Mining the World to Death