[permaculture] Glocalisation: a climate of change in Manhattan

Permaculture Cooperative permaculturecoop at gmail.com
Wed Sep 9 19:12:27 EDT 2009


http://gaiapermaculture.com/projects/permaculturecooperative/blog/2009/09/09/climate-change-and-a-climate-of-change-in-manhattan/

*Sitting in the Rose Room in the New York Public Library, chilled by
over-powered air-conditioning. Arrived via the underground and walked from
Times Square, where people have reclaimed the streets from cars, but not the
future from mass-consumption, witness mile-high advertisements.*

The underground is hot and dirty, the streets are noisy, dusty and
distracting. The reading and wifi Rose
Room<http://www.nypl.org/research/chss/grd/rosemain.html> is
the largest room in the USA and the head-space, if not the Arctic air-con is
a welcome respite.

*Climate Change Industry*

It seems there is so much going on and its hard to know where to place ones
energies, time, and debts. There is a climate of change, and climate
change<http://www.counterpunch.org/stclair05132007.html>,
and a climate change
industry<http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2009/09/climate-services/#more-1081>.
Or is it all noise, glimmer and glamour? Full of sound and fury, but
signifying nothing? Or is the climate justice
movement<http://www.climate-justice-action.org/> really
having an effect in the USA
<http://www.southernstudies.org/2009/02/climate-justice-movement-heats-up.html>and
elsewhere? Can Gaia
Permaculture<http://gaiapermaculture.com/projects/gaiapermaculture>
 Carbon Farming <http://carbonfarming.wordpress.com/> sequester the C02 and
save us ? Or will be get more military-industrial sustainability
(sustainment) via Bio-Char International<http://www.biochar-international.org/>
and McGaia<http://gaiapermaculture.com/projects/climatewar/blog/2009/08/15/mcgaia-corporate-permaculture-family-friendly-geo-genetic-socially-engineered-organic-perennial-polyculture/>
?

We landed at JFK sad to leave the UK after the friendships and sense of
achievement after Camps for Climate Action
Scotland<http://climatecampscotland.org.uk/>
 and London (UK) <http://climatecamp.org.uk/>. Especially important was the
work on the Coal Health Study <http://coalhealthstudy.org/> and the media
work. We have met cooperators and permaculturalists and all kinds of
interesting people this past month at and through the Climate Camps,
especially the good folks of the village of Douglas
<http://www.douglascommunitycouncil.info/news.asp#a20014>and
theMainshill Solidarity
Camp<http://coalactionscotland.noflag.org.uk/?page_id=415>
 Earth Firster’s <http://coalactionscotland.noflag.org.uk/?page_id=415> and
leads into the Radical Routes <http://www.radicalroutes.org.uk/> and
Permaculture
Association of Britain <http://www.permaculture.org.uk/>.
http://gaiapermaculture.com/projects/permaculturecooperative/blog/2009/09/09/climate-change-and-a-climate-of-change-in-manhattan/

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