Architecture that repairs itself or that grows
Labels: global warming
Only three year funding for each site is needed. Then it will be sustainable for the future indefinitely employing local people and improving local food supply!
The first "green revolution" called for by the former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan in 2004 has been producing good result.
Countries, such as Malawi, have transformed their food production using relatively simple means: With the help of government subsidies, farmers can now obtain two bags of fertilizer and five kilograms of hybrid maize seed at just 25 percent of the actual price. And, whereas the World Bank and other donors have refrained from such agricultural subsidies over the past few decades due to concerns about corruption, they are now supporting them and refocusing on agriculture as a priority. "It's a 180-degree turn for the better," Sanchez says. "You can avoid corruption by keeping it on a small scale."
"The charge is clear—we have to develop crops that can grow in a drought; that can survive in a flood; that can resist pests and disease," Gates added. "We need higher yields on the same land in harsher weather." The answer, at least in part? Sustainability paired with genetic modification.
Gates also called for a more environmentally focused effort this time around. "The next Green Revolution has to be greener than the first," Gates said. It "must be guided by smallholder farmers, adapted to local circumstances, and sustainable for the economy and the environment. The last thing anyone should do is create short-term gains for poor farmers that have long-term costs for their children.
A re-watch of The Great Global Warming Swindle prompted me to look at the evidence again. [I am not a practising Scientist. I am just trying to apply a rational mind on this important issue.] The skeptics pointed at the correlation between atmospheric CO2 with the earth temperature and said that the earth temperature led the atmospheric CO2 by about 800 years. They claimed that solar activities have much bigger impact on earth's temperature than atmospheric CO2.
Labels: climate crisis
I believe we, as current human civilisation, are hanging by a thread. If we continue on the current path of consumption and depletion of natural resources, this civilisation will end. May be my daughter will witness the ending of the known civilisation. I don't want this happen. Can human be smart enough to save ourselves?
Labels: global problem