Facing Future Blog

We welcome you to submit blog posts on any of the stressors covered in this website, or other stressors not covered here.  Topics can include ocean and air pollution, toxic chemicals and processes, the dominance of ‘profit’ over ‘people’ and all of life on Earth, soil degradation and destructive farming and forestry practices, threats to the biodiversity of a no longer healthy ecosphere, population, how we feed ourselves, industrial and personal carbon footprints, and the many components and impacts of climate change.  Don’t forget the topics of political advocacy, and grassroots organizing that are central to Facing Future.

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Listing of Blog Posts

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July 2, 2021

Toxic Chemicals Engulf the Planet

by Robert Hunziker

Worldwide toxic chemicals are six times global warming emissions. This hidden dilemma is fully exposed in a superbly researched new book by science writer Julian Cribb: Earth Detox, How and Why We Must Clean Up Our Planet, Cambridge University Press, . . .

June 29, 2021

Lethal Heat Hits the Planet

by Robert Hunziker

The news does not get much worse than a recent scientific report that the planet is trapping twice as much heat as it did only 14 years ago. If this one report does not turn heads and create a sense . . .

May 27, 2021

What Would a Sustainable Life be Like?

by Phillip Middleton

I have an idea that to some extent this life we are being obliged to live under lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic may, in part, reflect the type of life we will need to live in order to live . . .

May 21, 2021

Chernobyl Alert and the Doomsday Clock

by Robert Hunziker

Like the mythical Phoenix, Chernobyl rises from the ashes. A recent… “Surge in fission reactions in an inaccessible chamber within the complex” is alarming scientists that monitor the ruins of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. (Source: Nuclear Reactions . . .

April 25, 2021

Cooling the Planet?

by Robert Hunziker

Grandiose plans to cool Earth, saving the planet from overheating by utilizing low-tech balloon flights sprinkling particles into the atmosphere to reflect solar radiation back into outer space have been delayed, nobody knows for sure when, or if, it’ll proceed. . . .

March 14, 2021

Upheaval and Migration – Part 2 of 2

by Usha Alexander

Humans are a migratory creature, by nature. Our time on Earth once saw families and whole communities roaming irrepressibly across open savannas, leaning hard into the blowing tundra, scaling snowy mountains and crossing jagged ranges, fording dense marshlands, even sailing . . .

March 11, 2021

Upheaval and Migration – Part 1 of 2

by Usha Alexander

—Change. Resilience. Where do we start? I’ve got no idea. What happens after this? Listen! The answer is here!— These words, splashed on posters, jumped out at me from images sent by a friend. The posters were part of an . . .

March 5, 2021

5G Assault on Health and Environment Without Informed Consent

by Brian McGavin

The drive by tech giants to develop artificial intelligence envisages every facet of our lives dominated by 5G networks. The media paints it as the technology of the future, but 5G is invading the public domain without public oversight. The costs are . . .

March 1, 2021

“The Removal of CO2 is our only real hope for the climate”

by Dr. Peter Wadhams

(Solution or band aid? The capture of CO2, to which the "Green & Blue" section of La Repubblica, a daily Italian newspaper,  has just dedicated a special edition as well as the cover of the paper edition, divides experts, scientists . . .

February 27, 2021

Views of Future Earth – Part 4 of 4

by Usha Alexander

My sketch of a future world is premised upon geophysical and biospheric changes that are already well underway. And while there are, of course, uncertainties about the future, what we do know for sure is that the situation is already . . .

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