February 27, 2021
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 . . .
February 25, 2021
The future world will be more barren than the one we’ve known, traveled by fewer animals, both in kind and in number. Fewer birds making a ruckus in the treetops. . . .
February 23, 2021
One evening some years ago, I noticed that something about our back patio light looked ... unnatural, though I couldn’t say just what about it was odd. Only weeks later . . .
February 22, 2021
In the late fifteenth century, European seafarers began searching for what they called the “Northwest Passage,” a fabled route across the Arctic Ocean, which would allow them to sail northward . . .
February 10, 2021
You may have a front row seat in witnessing the breakdown of the greatest societies that have ever existed in history. This is truly a one in a million spectacle . . .
February 7, 2021
I wanted to thank you for your consistent loyalty to speaking the truth. It's been a huge help to those of us trying to follow the same path. I'm sorry . . .
January 25, 2021
As I’ve discussed in previous essays in this series, after the last glacial age loosened its grip and the climate regime stabilized into the Holocene, many of our ancestors were . . .
January 22, 2021
Our world is thick with stories. Gods. Devils. The Invisible Hand of the Market. Original Sin and Salvation. Karma and Kali Yuga. Progress and Liberty. The Enlightenment. Manifest Destinies. Nationalism. . . .
January 19, 2021
For the past few years, I’ve been taking a fairly deep dive into attempting to understand the physical and ecological changes occurring on our planet and how these will affect . . .
January 12, 2021
It is known that the methane level in the atmosphere is a cumulative product of many sources, including wholly natural sources (e.g. termite mounds); natural sources enhanced by Man’s interference . . .
January 1, 2021
In our contemporary superhero realms, the greatest threats against the world are supervillains, often recognizable as a mythic archetype called the Trickster. These kinds of supervillains personify chaos, or – . . .
December 29, 2020
The earliest hero whose story survives in writing is Gilgamesh, of Bronze age Mesopotamia. As a king of the Sumerian city-state, Gilgamesh was hailed a hero not because he was . . .
December 25, 2020
Methane is one of the most important greenhouse gases, second only to carbon dioxide in its heating effect, though far more potent, molecule for molecule. Its instantaneous global warming potential . . .
December 24, 2020
In Classical Greek mythology, Thanatos was Death. As a minor god who got little press in the surviving tales, he appears in the play, as something of a functionary, dutifully . . .
December 20, 2020
On Addressing the Deconstruction of Deep Adaptation  and the Denial That Collapse Is Inevitable by Kent Deal Let me assume some pessimism can be directed towards the chances of . . .
November 30, 2020
As I intimated at the start, this trajectory we’ve ultimately followed as a global civilization—toward increasing inequity, greater despoliation of the commons, and the eradication or oppressive control of natural . . .
November 27, 2020
The first farmers we know of in the world lived in the eastern Mediterranean region less than ten thousand years ago. They became farmers by slow degrees, through a progression . . .
November 23, 2020
High in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta of northern Colombia, the Kogi people peaceably live and farm. Having isolated themselves in nearly inaccessible mountain hamlets for five hundred years, . . .
October 15, 2020
Tabea Bakeua lives in Kiribati, a North Pacific atoll nation. Her country is likely to be the first to disappear completely under the rising seas within a few decades. Asked . . .
October 9, 2020
This documentary, which Attenborough describes as his “Witness Testament and vision for the future", goes further than his BBC program "Extinction - The Facts", which was broadcast last month, and . . .
September 29, 2020
The Danger of Using the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Relation to Human Migration from Rural to Urban Areas and How the Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) Can Remedy This. The . . .
September 24, 2020
At the beginning our story—paraphrased from an origin story remembered by a Creed elder — two figures are walking along the clouds. They’ve been walking long and far. Looking down . . .
September 21, 2020
Certain sayings earn a place in human culture beyond what one would expect. “Houston, we have a problem” is such a saying. Uttered by Jim Lovell, commander of the Apollo . . .
September 17, 2020
When I was a kid, I used to wonder about the possibility that the planet could slip back into an ice age. I grew up in the Rocky Mountain region . . .
We Are Being Warned
Humanity is on a collision course with Nature.
A damaged Nature will survive. We may not.
We must change course to avert an ecological disaster.
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World Wildlife Foundation estimates 60% of global biodiversity loss results from clearing land...read more...
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We Must Take Action
Humanity is on a collision course with nature.
We must take action if we are to survive.
Activism and Civil Disobedience
Activism and Civil Disobedience Now more than ever, citizens of the world must take action regarding the climate crisis. Activism is...read more...
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Adopt a Plant Rich Diet
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Flying is bad for the environment and a major driver of climate change. The number of flights is forecast to...read more...
Distinguish Needs and Wants
"Distinguish between real needs and artificial wants and control the latter," is a quote from Mahatma Gandhi that quite aptly...read more...
Regard All Life as Sacred
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The Alliance Of World Scientists
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