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Are we hard wired to run a sustainable planet? And are we accountable to the entire world that we live in? For me the Jungle is something made up of so many fascinating elements; a journey of intriguing possibilities. That kind of sounds like "life" on planet-johnson.

Can I travel with a presence that allows my footprint to add value to the world that you live in while "capturing moments" that tell a compelling story? Karma is a belief that all of your actions will have equal reprecussions, affecting you and I. This journey is a search for some balance, a little discovery and hopefully some visual poetry?

This blog will humbly attempt to see my world through the experience of TRAVEL, photos and sincere examination of an experential and visual karma. And I will find a way to incorporate some positive travel experience into that karma with the perspective of a Digital Camera. Photography and writing have become my "love affair" with life on planet-johnson. Hopefully I can share my passions for the best of this crazy world!

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Friday
Sep272013

Suzuki Time

"Although it's difficult, if not impossible, to put a dollar value on the numerous services nature provides, leaving them out of economic calculations means they are often ignored."

My recent thoughts on how to travel are inspired more than a little by a recent encounter with Canada`s esteemed environmental advocate and scientist, David Suzuki.
Actually the encounter was with my son who discussed my environmental blogging and my work (at the time) in Alberta`s Oil Sands. My paradox though I can rationalize it when we have more time?

In the end of this interesting meeting in a Vancouver gym, Suzuki suggested that when I`m done with the work in the Oil Sands that "I`ll have a lot to make up for!" I could debate this to some extent but in reality I think he`s mostly right that I need to suck it up and brush up on my new E`s. Energy, environment and existence. How do I balance my E`s for a progeny`s future?

My goal is to heed the call and contribute to healing nature while there is time. I`ll reflect, re-evaluate and research possibilities or consequences for Gaia and our humanity. But me, I`ve got to have some fun while I save my world and that means travel. So can I travel with credibility? Can I paint a sustainable picture of my environment, economy and science?

My vote remains in favor of Biofuel powered Air Travel and a Solar powered world grid but I argue with Suzuki and others that we need to maintain an economy through the transition and adaptation period. I will argue for a "Natural Gas Economy" as the bridge for a 20 year transition. It needs to start yesterday! Solar can power the world in 20 years but people need an economy till then! 

For my part, I`m lucky enough to begin my rediscovery of Gaia by visiting Lake Louise enroute to the "Icefields Parkway". Not everyone can do this but if you can it`s a hell of a way to kickstart a plan to "make a difference".
Nature as art and inspiration. This is too fracking sweet to screw it up! 

 

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