Rice Harmony: Growing an Organic CSA in the Pearl River Delta

In the eyes of its residents, Guangzhou runs different. Where the last century saw Western influence purged from the buildings of South China, Guangzhou’s opulent colonial homes and old embassies stand repurposed into businesses, restaurants and galleries. People wistfully tell of the time Cantonese was almost chosen over Beijing dialect as the basis for Mandarin. They are quick to point out … Continue reading Rice Harmony: Growing an Organic CSA in the Pearl River Delta

The Twisted, Hopeful World of Chinese Electric Vehicles

Pictured above: Me,  Li Luying (黎璐英) and Li Qiang (李强 ) , taking a break from the road near Huaihua (怀化) Three cars roll down out of the Hunan countryside, their lines bold and new. Golden hour sunlight warms three fresh coats of wax. The leader, bluebird against the unblemished white of its followers, pumps pop music out … Continue reading The Twisted, Hopeful World of Chinese Electric Vehicles

An Ecomodernist Manifesto, and a Reply More Grounded in Reality

The manifesto itself can be found here. More reality-based and coherent, a reply from the founder of Make Wealth History, Jeremy Williams, is here. Main points from the reply: “There’s a lot to like in their vision. They rightly point out how far we’ve come, and how many of the fears of previous generations of environmentalists … Continue reading An Ecomodernist Manifesto, and a Reply More Grounded in Reality

Climate Story #2: Health and Environment Intertwine in Borneo

This post provided by Lauren Herbert, my dear mother, who spent the month of April working as a volunteer physician at ASRI in Borneo. Updated to reflect corrections about HIH and ASRI’s collaborative relationship and plans for the future. It is hard to make out the objects in this photo. Two children of the forest … Continue reading Climate Story #2: Health and Environment Intertwine in Borneo

None of the world’s top industries would be profitable if they paid for the natural capital they use, and A way to sustainably bring power to the world’s poor

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