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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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 . . .

February 25, 2021

Views of Future Earth – Part 3 of 4

by Usha Alexander

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. Dwindling herds of elk and moose, families of lemurs, orangutans, . . .

February 23, 2021

Views of Future Earth – Part 2 of 4

by Usha Alexander

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 did it hit me: the light was absolutely denuded of . . .

February 22, 2021

Views of Future Earth – Part 1 of 4

by Usha Alexander

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 from Europe directly into the Pacific in search of fortune. . . .

February 10, 2021

We Are Witnessing the Collapse of Society

by Stephen Kwakye

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 and you get to witness it happening firsthand, so strap . . .

February 7, 2021

Letter to the Facing Future Team

by Nathan Jackson

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 it came at a cost to you, Stuart. I hope . . .

January 25, 2021

Our Moment on Earth – Part 3 of 3

by Usha Alexander

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 pursuing new, previously inconceivable experiments in living, with more and . . .

January 22, 2021

Our Moment on Earth – Part 2 of 3

by Usha Alexander

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. Racism. Patriarchies. Capitalism. Consumerism ... to name but a few . . .

January 19, 2021

Our Moment on Earth – Part 1 of 3

by Usha Alexander

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 human lives and civilization. As I’ve immersed myself in the . . .

January 12, 2021

Arctic Methane Breaking News – Part 2 of 2

by Dr. Peter Wadhams

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 (e.g. digestive systems of domestic animals, or Arctic seabed sediments . . .

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