Release Notes: Volume 1, Number 1, July 21, 2017

Compendium Volume 1 Number 1 July 2017

We have undertaken a far more ambitious enterprise than we had initially envisioned.

One reason is that, just as in a forest, whenever you turn over a leaf or a log you discover a universe. The universe of knowledge about healing a devastated earth is vast, from indigenous wisdom to systems science and everything in-between.

The second reason is that this body of knowledge is in a phase of exponential growth, as are the life-support issues that we attempt to address.  It is virtually impossible to keep up with the almost daily discoveries and surprises, some terrifying, some extraordinarily hopeful.

We have a small staff, and therefore have had to postpone some very important material for the next release, scheduled for December 2018.  We expect that these under-represented areas of discussion, which also hold great potential for addressing eco-devastation in general and climate in particular, will receive a more comprehensive review: forests and wetlands; cities and suburbs; oceans; shorelines; microbial life; dynamics of ice; and more (including the surprises we haven’t thought of yet).

For the full PDF version of the compendium issue where this article appears, visit Compendium Volume 1 Number 1 July 2017