EESEEMR was established to address the ongoing impact of climate change upon the earth's environment. The increasingly chaotic behaviour of our climate, and the ongoing deterioration of global landscapes, and the growing list of animal and plant extinctions highlights the need for action. Unfortunately, covid-19 has stalled global action on this front. However, as terrible as the corona pandemic has been there now is an opportunity to initiate a real program of planetary rescue, before we, the people of the earth slip into old habits again. What is clear is that there a clear path is being mapped, but now money must be allocated to environmental rescue projects.
The report on climate change and human activity and their impact upon agricultural and natural landscape was issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change highlights the issues that face us https://www.ipcc.ch/ The report on Climate Change and Land was more than sobering, it clearly revealed how much damage has been done to this planet and what will happen if we do nothing.The Summary for Policymakers has four parts: A) People, land and climate in a warming world; B) Adaptation and mitigation response options; C) Enabling response options; and D) Action in the near-term. The following is quoted from their first section Summary for Policymakers.
Each of the last 6 paragraphs are in essence what is accomplished under the principles of Permaculture.
Ironically that is the final phase of what we do in our company. The problem is that although the need is critical the money needed to implement medium to large-scale programs is not there. Governments are still not committed to doing something about the damage that climate change and bad land use has caused. Instead they waste energy and money combating the human and economic results of climate change primarily the loss of agricultural lands, and reduced food production due to climate warming.
The European Union and the U.S. is faced with a tremendous influx of economic refugees from nations where the agricultural system is in collapse or has already collapsed. Issues related to human health, malnutrition, and disease are all related to climate warming. We are trying to patch the holes in a bucket of water, instead of trying to turn off the water.
Part of the problem is of course education of the public. There is little information presented to the public…yes this report is available online, but how many of you have looked at the report? I know that YOU care. But what have you done? You say, “What can I do?” Or you say, “If I give money it will just disappear down some rat hole never to be seen again.” Or once I pay my taxes, I have little or no control anymore in deciding what they are used for.” They are diverted to build a wall of steel, or to conduct wars in countries where the only sins of the people is that their land is so damaged that they can no longer feed their families.
In this day and age we have so many causes. Equal rights, religious freedom, social justice. They can all be reduced to one simple issue and that is, giving people the ability to provide for their families. All wars can be attributed to this one factor. It has always been that way. During the Vietnam War era, the Vietnamese peasant didn’t conduct philosophical debates about the merits of Communism or Democracy. He was only concerned about supporting his family. It has been the same in all wars. Governments may use religious slogans (Allah U Akbar), or nationalist slogans (make America great again) to whip young men into rabid soldiers, but the only real issue is always keeping your family safe and healthy. The only way we can achieve that is by working together to solve the economic issues we face. And today that means to combat and reverse the growing impact of climate change. In this goal there is no difference between any religion…Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, Jewish, and so on, we are all in this together.
Why do I bring all this up? Last December a few colleagues and I started an environmental consulting company in Ireland. Our goals were at first modest. We were only going to add our scientific expertise to modelling of future climate scenarios. However, this winter we met some people who are involved in the creation of sustainable agriculture. We have now joined forces and are writing proposals to fund medium scale landscape rescue projects not only around the Mediterranean, but also projects the attempt to take action now to prevent continuing landscape destruction, such as in Ireland.
The problem is that we are running into walls of what people think a traditional business is. Ireland is really into IT now…they are funding companies have more gimdads and duuhickies rather than companies that are really doing something of value to improve the lives of people.
Ireland and Europe in general have a lack of companies that are attempting to address global change issues. Sure they have plenty of trash recycling companies and fuel economic transportation related business. That is they are looking at reducing the carbon foot-print by reducing the production of waste and carbon emissions. However, they don’t have any businesses (except for one or two permaculture/sustainable agriculture businesses) that address the creation of sustainable landscapes. We do that, and we are now collaborating with permaculture businesses that are doing that as well. When we have approached the Irish business start-up agencies, we get a yawn…maybe we should do some Riverdance routines or something?
Well now I come to the crux of my diatribe. Are any of you committed enough to fighting climate change to become a supporter of a company that is trying to do something about the impact of climate change on agricultural and natural lands? Would you be willing to donate money to help a company doing this kind of work?
See what we do…then contact us at if you would like to contribute to our cause:
Contributing to our cause includes not just encouraging us to continue the good work, and sending us a few dollars or euros, but also, if you are someone that can contribute time working with us in the field, or can start a sister company that addresses landscape rescue, and the creation of sustainable environments under increasingly warmer climate, contact us. We are more than willing to help.
The issue of agricultural land deterioration due to climate change and exacerbated by human activity is the most important issue facing humanity. All other issues are simply examples of little boys with big egos posturing on the playground.