Excerpts from Introduction to Third Phase Transition: Solving The Anthropocene Crisis

On the natural right of the Holozone

“The conservationist principle should, first of all, be based in optimal restoration of Holocene’s pre-fossil cultural landscape in the Holozone. But it must aim higher than that. Vast volumes of already emitted carbon must be re-sequestered. High-technological regenerative precision agriculture, together with reforestation, should focus on a recovery of soil that had been impoverished by fossil agribusiness, in the most rapid manner possible. Even larger areas of the world oceans should be covered with marine permaculture (seaweed farms), contributing to rapidly turning the oceans and the atmosphere from rising to sinking CO2 levels. Saving and restoring biodiversity and carbon sinks, by rehabilitation of topsoil, woods and dungeons, wetlands, streams, dams, marine ecology, et cetera, becomes top priority within the rural landscapes produced by civilisation during the Holocene. This principle should include conservation of culturally valuable sites, reflecting the history of human civilisation, thus including also ancient, premodern, and early modern urban areas. Equitably associated competence, between agricultural and tradition bearing rural populations and the ecosystem service of cities, for restoration of a sustainable Holozone, should found zone management’s global treaty of its particular natural right.”

“[R]emnants of the carbon-based human fire regimes should be turned into ecosystem services, like controlled fires, optimising the resilience of the Evoluzone and the Holozone, or production of biochar, for combined carbon sink and soil improvement, et cetera.”

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