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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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 . . .

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 . . .

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