We need biodiversity-based agriculture to solve the climate crisis

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 Camino Puerto Aysén, Chile. Photo: Jorge BorquezCamino Puerto Aysén, Chile. Photo: Jorge Borquez
 
This story originally appeared in Truthout. It is republished here as part of Patagon Journal's partnership with Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 350 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story.
 
By Vandana Shiva
 
The Earth is living, and also creates life. Over 4 billion years the Earth has evolved a rich biodiversity — an abundance of different living organisms and ecosystems — that can meet all our needs and sustain life.
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Climate crisis: The changing landscape of Patagonia

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The author and partner, Brinannala Morgan walk across the meltwater pools on the surface of the Campo de Heilo Norte with the Torres and the Circo de los Altares in the background.The author and partner, Brinannala Morgan walk across the meltwater pools on the surface of the Campo de Heilo Norte with the Torres and the Circo de los Altares in the background.
 
 
The following article was originally published in July 2016 as part of our special series "Climate Change in Patagonia." We are republishing now in the context of the 25th United Nations climate summit this month as part of Patagon Journal's partnership with Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 350 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story.
 
Text and photos by Jonathan Byers
 
Looking out across a glacial lake in a rocky valley below Cerro Fitz Roy in Los Glaciares National Park, I had with me a black and white photograph taken 80 years earlier at this very same spot by the Italian priest and mountaineer, Alberto de Agostini. In the photo by Agostini, a massive glacier filled the valley floor. The scene in front of me a century later was starkly different, with several kilometers of ice in the valley completely gone.
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Winners of the Flash Photo Contest

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Fly Fishing: Re-thinking Patagonia’s lakes

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Photo: Rex BryngelsonPhoto: Rex Bryngelson
 
 
By Rex Bryngelson
 
Editors Note: The following is from Issue 1.
 
Lakes tend to get a bad rap. I must admit, I too used to be among the hordes of unenlightened fly fishers who look at lakes as some lesser entity, not near so sexy as a glistening stretch of freestone river. However, since I began guiding in Chile several years ago, my attitude toward lakes has been drastically transformed. Now, when weighing my fishing options at the beginning of the day, its often a toss up as to which way to go, river or lake?
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Flash Photo Contest

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