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An Elder's science: Saving the Murray-Darling Basin
Imagine returning this major catchment to a fully functional living river system that self-repairs and sustains all aspects of its own ecosystem.
The main points of submission are:
· The loss of biodiversity, species extinction, erosion of natural resources, land and water degradation cannot be solved by more of the same thinking that has created it.
· Pollution of air and water is really the absence of vegetation to filter the streams of air and water. Reductions in vegetation density on Earth, wherever people live is linked to the breaking of nutrient/mineral/
· People have lost the understanding of their own ecological role in the functional ecology of the land, cannot appreciate the ecological roles of all species they live with as their companions, living community and food.
· A monoculture of one dominant species is not sustainable. Each species is dependent on every other species. Life on earth is "Habitat in Common". Monocultures are single specie dominant landscapes (consider a feed lot of cattle, a crop of wheat or a city of people). A monoculture is a dysfunctional ecosystem that cannot self-resource. The Murray-Darling catchment is now a dysfunctional monoculture in decay mode.
· Western societies mine and export for money, earth-gas-minerals-
· Vegetation 'choked' landscapes have the capacity to manage soil, water and climate. When any valley floors 'over-flow' streaming 'storm water' through multi species dense vegetation the shallow broad stream of slow moving water, soaks into the soil sediment and is retained as local in-ground water away from evaporation and maintains soil depth and fertility, moisture absorption and vegetation growth the whole year through. Dysfunctional lands do not.
· Retention of species, soil and water, reverses the symptoms of regional land and climate dysfunction to function. This is self-repair of eco-system.
· Applied Agrarian Science, is farming naturally, with plant/animal systems, produce and increase local natural resources.
· Mature self-reliant productive, self-resourcing Australian rural communities make good their local decisions.
· Instead of using human logic, why not use Nature's self-organising/
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