I highly recomend the Derrick Jensen book As the World Burns-50 simple things you can do to stay in denial.
Apparently you can't use anything like a greenhouse to do good in some people's minds because they would simply say you shouldn't live there in the first place.
And yet after talking with greenhouse users,I relise that most people are marginalized to annual production by the current social structures(renters,profit orientation,moving for job ect...)and wether or not that is ideal is a mute point as little other options appear to exist for them.
Kathleen Sanderson wrote:
Every place that humans have ever lived, they've managed somehow without greenhouses.
and they often suffered famine and the diseases that come along with famine. We have huge numbers of people alive and living in densely packed places now so we have think anew about life in general if we're going to survive.
But, if I move back to Alaska, does that mean that I want to live on fermented fish and whale blubber like the Aleuts and Eskimo did? (I'd be moving to a formerly Aleut area.)
with global climate change even the native peoples of most areas couldn't go back to their traditional ways of living and providing their communities with food.
No! I'm used to having some vegetables to eat that need a little extra help in that climate -- I would use recycled glass to build a small greenhouse so I could get plants started for my garden, at the very least (like I've used recycled old windows here for cold frames). I don't see any point in NOT using technology that's currently available, just because it wasn't available in the past and MIGHT not be in the future. I'm no high-tech kind of person, and wouldn't use plastic since it doesn't last long and makes a mess when it disintegrates, but I would certainly recycle old windows and patio doors!
You make a lot of sense. Things are very different for everyone now and to make things work we have to do things differently than before and invent new ways of living. Here's a link everyone might enjoy. http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/food-for-everyone/everybody-eats-how-a-community-food-system-works
We have huge numbers of people alive and living in densely packed places now so we have think anew about life in general if we're going to survive.