Glass is Half full - if you displace hot air and fear
Young People in Australia have a choice. Either they follow the views of the Yvonne Walter’s and the Lisa Neville’s of this world ( Victorian Greenlabor) and try to preserve the dying in museums ,or they can study and support full cycle ecology on the land. They can follow the blinkered picture or the full picture. They can keep trees standing up till they fall on someone, or they can study the ecosystem fully so we give the older things a decent burial and keep the baby with the bathwater ; still have everything from seed to old age, young phases fully integrated with the old.
Our young people have the choice of letting the ants, termites and fungi eat their way through our great opportunity to sequester the carbon and improve our water quality or, they can sit on their hands in fear- locking the gate.
Readers in Corangamite area can visit their water supply reservoir wall at Forrest and study the health of three generations of timber harvested forest in its catchment. Those closer to Warrnambool can wonder at how, with a tiny bit of recycling of iodine, molybdenum and copper, soil nutrients and calcium lost by tree based acidification of water and soils in the Heytesbury can now support higher functioning soils and exports of the best cream products to the world. It’s more than just taking a glass half full view of the world. It’s moving on from ignorance and fear ; to the sound long term territory of really understanding and caring for all the components of the eco family.