WOW, what a radical idea! A recently hatched project to heal and restore our planet is well underway, funded by several people of means and vision. This idea was blogged about today by Tom Toles, editorial cartoonist at Washington Post. Perhaps there is now a basis for hope that we can forestall a sixth great extinction! For 10,000 years, humankind has been repeating the same failed experiment, a virtual pyramid scheme of stealing natural resources from future generations, to enjoy the bounty of the land, until it becomes a desert – then moving on. (Will Rogers once instructed: Buy land. They aren’t making any more of it.) Indeed! And I can’t remember when I’ve felt more encouraged about the direction of things.