In my perambulations around the interwebs I came across Phys.org. Now, I am all about physics although I don’t have the brain for it. To paraphrase the Englishman at the beginning of Casablanca, I know very little and understand even less.
I still think it’s awesome.
But ANYWAY, I found an article on Phys.org,
The article quotes Professor Nathalie Seddon, Director of the NbSI [Nature-based Solutions Initiative], saying that just planting trees won’t do it; just slapping some non-native greenery somewhere won’t do it; imposing foreign imperatives to the detriment of indigenous well-being won’t do it.
The four points in the paper she helped prepare are:
- NbS are not a substitute for the rapid phase-out of fossil fuels;
- NbS involve a wide range of ecosystems on land and in the sea, not just forests;
- NbS are implemented with the full engagement and consent of Indigenous peoples and local communities in a way that respects their cultural and ecological rights, and
- NbS should be explicitly designed to provide measurable benefits for biodiversity.
Makes sense, doesn’t it? Even I can understand that.
A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about nature.