Once again I must congratulate Bob Sherwood on his enthusiasm for his topic, and also for giving me the opportunity to explain repeatable natural phenomena as ecology: The Science of Nature.
Bob is correct in his understanding and use of the word entropy, meaning to explain the phenomena of loss of momentum without an extra external force applied during the use of all man made high maintenance mechanical, industrial or infrastructure inventions, for that is indeed so.
However when experiencing the inventions of Nature’s own living creations, where all life is one self-organising, self-replacing, self-energising eco-system on Earth, the momentum of life on Earth is continuously supported by natural cycles and many internal forces simultaneously. This is Earth’s single multipurpose ecosystem continuously working as the geology/hydrology and biology together. Nature is indeed a wonder worker. People as a single species have only a stewardship role to play, ecologically.
In dysfunctional landscapes, erosion is the result of human induced loss of soil, water and species by the export of ecosystem resources, to another place. In functional landscapes, erosion and accumulating sedimentation are equal and opposite actions of the one function of land formation, only occurring in vegetation dense landscapes.
In our present day most of our urban and farm lands and the Murray/Darling stream valley catchment system, are dysfunctional eco-systems due to human intervention and the application of technology to make money, rather than the application of ecology to increase soil, water and living species. A paradigm shift in thinking now in our present day, is enabling enlightened Nature aware people to use many regenerative methods of farming in Australia. They don’t
waste their money and are showing many ways to harness Nature to benefit all species present, not just people. Only Nature as a whole, using multiples of species that are living, dying, decaying and living once again, is able to accumulate eco-structure and increase soil, water and living species of microbes, plants and animals together as viable biological communities, where people live too.
Now in our present day we can all celebrate both the roll out of Regenerative Farming across Australia, initiated by Nature aware farmers and celebrate the extinction of Industrial Agriculture invented during the last two hundred years by a Western Civilisation, over saturated with money.
As a co-author of the roll-out of Regenerative Farming across Australia, I hope an invitation to visit Western Australia to promote this new way to farm Australia will give an opportunity for more explanations and demonstrations of the wonders of Nature working on farm. And to meet Bob whose interest and letters I appreciate.