Written in Orland Park, Illinois, Geraldine Perry's latest book is titled Climate Change, Land Use and Monetary Policy: The New Trifecta. Drawing on the work of independent thinkers, economists, scientists, and historical evidence, this book challenges conventional thinking about many subjects, including
Global Warming • Overpopulation • Sustainable Agriculture • Social & Economic Injustice
Clean Energy • Environmental Pollution • Greenhouse Gases - Zero Carbon
A Brief Synopsis
This book argues that the most important element in understanding where we went wrong (and how to fix it) is to first examine the oft-forgotten connection between land use and monetary policy. It is land use, not fossil fuel burning per se, which drives that portion of climate change attributable to human activity. It is, in turn, monetary policy that has driven land use since the days of ancient Mesopotamia.
We must come to terms with the fact that our current, single-minded fixation on CO2 reduction will only keep us on the present trajectory of planetary destruction-even as it makes boatloads of money for all manner of "stock-jobbers" and industry insiders who have managed to turn CO2 into a tradable commodity. All of this is, in large part, due to our own oversimplification and misunderstanding of the scientific and monetary questions. Yet there are solutions if we only choose to look.
The first portion of the book focuses on the relationship between climate change and land use, particularly in the agriculture and energy arenas. You'll be introduced to a unique form of agriculture, often referred to as regenerative or perennial agriculture, through which it is possible to dramatically reduce CO2 and associated soil and water pollution. At the same time, this helps to rebuild our dangerously depleted agricultural soils.
Surprisingly, this form of agriculture can also dramatically reduce the amount of land devoted to food production, and provide us with the astonishing ability to feed the world's billions 20 or 30 times over with high quality, nutritious foods. "Land-friendly" energy alternatives are also touched upon, which bear little resemblance to today's land-hungry "clean" or "green" energy alternatives.
The later portion of the book explores the relationship between land use and monetary policy which the modern world inherited from ancient Mesopotamia. It is the extractive nature of this monetary system that encourages the high-risk gambling characteristic of trifecta bets that destroys the land and deprives the people of the fruits of their labor. Land use is the problem and "land-friendly" monetary reform is the solution.
Contact Geraldine Perry to learn more about her book on climate change, land use and monetary policy.