Jondo Almondo wrote:Making Biochar can be hazardous not just to your own health (permaculture ethic: care of people), but all the neighbours, animals and the atmosphere. Not to mention the risk of a fire escaping. It wouldn't be unreasonable to suggest people buy the product from producers making the most of hardwood using high efficient retorts and to support this emerging and eco-friendly industry.
Rufus Laggren wrote:
You mentioned the the metric dribbles out over a period of discussion. To me this sounds fine. Many people don't know what their metric is to begin with and the needs of the discussion make things clear that weren't seen originally.
But a metric, being as it's so important, is often something that needs to be hashed out itself. _That_ is often the real issue, not the technical details which were used to frame the first question. I suspect that as a debate coach you're aware that the team the controls the metric usually wins - that the metric is what, be definition, determines the win. I believe this is commonly called "framing".
Dale Hodgins wrote:I find myself continually explaining one particular metric. When I hire someone or when I work for someone, one of the biggest goals is to make sure that Dale is very happy with how everything is going, all of the time. If this is not the case, I make some noise until it is. This makes for an efficient job site that I am happy to occupy and control, as much as possible. It drives some people away, but they're the ones I want gone.