LADAKH, LOCALIZATION AND THE GAS TIMEBOMB.
April 22nd 2019
Presenter: Vivien Langford
Production: Huna at Radio Skid Row
Guests: Helena Norberg Hodge - Local Futures
Dr David Shearman - Doctors for the environment
Ancient Futures and The Economics of Happiness are the work of Helena Norberg Hodge. She says " the more time I spent in Ladakh, the more I came to realize the importance of scale.........Ladakhis have an overview and can comprehend the structures and networks of which they are a part,seeing the effects of their actions and thus feeling a sense of responsibility. And because their actions are more visible to others,they are more easily held accountable".
Dr David Shearman and Dr Melissa Haswell have collaborated to alert us to the great danger of opening up new gas wells eg in the NT. WA and QLD . The methane that escapes is much more potent short term than the CO2 emissions, yet we are blithely opening new wells for short term profit. https://www.dea.org.au/the-world-may-be-nursing-a-giant-gas-bomb/
The Doctors for the Environment Australia want no new gas wells and a stricter regulation of existing wells. They want an independent national environmental authority to protect the biosphere. It is certainly "No time for games ",as our children's future is gambled away.
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