I have a deeper message that I intend to convey with pieces like this: that the solutions to the ecological crisis are much closer than we think. Regenerative agriculture is just one of the "technologies of reunion" that come from, and contribute to, the Story of Interbeing. From that story, the healing of the planet is natural, inevitable even. From the Story of Separation, it is impossibly difficult.
It doesn't come naturally to me to distill the ideas I work with down to the 800 words required by The Guardian. For example, consider this sentence: " In contrast, geoengineering seeks to take our centuries-long domination of nature to a new extreme, making the entire planet an object of manipulation." I wonder if the general reader who is unfamiliar with my writing will think, "Obviously, this guy hasn't considered that all technology involves some kind of manipulation of nature. Is he some kind of Luddite, decrying technology and romanticizing the past?"
I kind of miss the days when the dominant medium of opinion was the 20,000-word essay. OK, OK, that was 200 years ago, but still.