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About borderslynn

Retired, living in the Scottish Borders after living most of my life in cities in England. I can now indulge my interest in all aspects of living close to nature in a wild landscape. I live on what was once the Iapetus Ocean which took millions of years to travel from the Southern Hemisphere to here in the Northern Hemisphere. That set me thinking and questioning and seeking answers. In 1998 I co-wrote Millennium Countdown (US)/ A Business Guide to the Year 2000 (UK) see https://www.abebooks.co.uk/products/isbn/9780749427917

Concept of borders

Each human may have an idea of their own space, and a sense of where they draw their border concept lines. A person may stand too close to us and we will say ‘”don’t crowd me” or “get out of … Continue reading

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Fight the cause of the refugee crisis

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Africa, the World’s leading creditor

The huge continent of Africa has been exploited, robbed and cruelly harmed for centuries. Yet we humans originated and evolved in that life giving landscape before the nomadic migrations to explore other lands. Yet I read Africa is in debt, … Continue reading

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Drought tolerant plants

Microbes living in and on the roots of plants keep them healthy just as the human gut microbes do. During drought conditions, plants increase the microbes which help them stay alive in drought conditions. Researchers have found they can inject … Continue reading

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The deeper the root system, the greater the access to moisture and the less need for irrigation.

The juniper tree has up to 200 metres depth of root system. It is an important tree and can only grow profusely in certain locations. The above image is of a reserve located in Pakistan. “Inclusion of Juniper Forest of … Continue reading

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The arrogance of religious beliefs to assimilate the Guardians of the Planet

I was reading about how Jesuits sent from Rome helped destroy the culture of the Sioux at the behest of US government officials through re-education techniques. I have reproduced the article which informed me of this travesty which took place … Continue reading

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“The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself”

“The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself,” Franklin D. Roosevelt wrote in 1937 following catastrophic dust storms and flooding in the United States. He was right. Soil deserves respect. A medium for plant growth, a source of nutrients, a … Continue reading

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Anoxification of Oceans

A quote from  “The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future” by David Wallace-Wells: “It has become quite common to say that we are living through a mass extinction—a period in which human activity has multiplied the rate at which … Continue reading

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Drip irrigation when water is limited

Shortages of fresh water can create difficult decisions, and lead to conflict. Industrial farming creating wealth for owners and investors may leave local poor communities without access to any clean water for personal use. This is illustrated by the South … Continue reading

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Fruit and nut yields threatened by warmer winters

As winters warm in some well know fruit growing regions of the world, crop yield can be severely reduced, even wiped out. See: https://climatechange.lta.org/winter-chill/ In the US state of Georgia, famous for its peaches, 85% of the 2018 crop was … Continue reading

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