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The essential cultural divide

Posted January 17th, 2011 in Blog, Featured 5 Comments

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: This morning I received an email from a friend and colleague taking issue with one sentence from my previous post. In writing about how we are not prepared to address our multiple ecological crises, I note that one reason is this: “We aren’t making good decisions about any […]

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Yup, despite this week’s prediction of below-zero weather, it’s getting warm out there

Posted January 15th, 2011 in Blog, Featured 1 Comment

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: So you probably already heard this, that 2010 tied with 2005 for the warmest year on record globally, and broke records for the wettest. There is certainly some connection in that, really. A warmer atmosphere holds more moisture, while warmer, moister air holds more energy for storm systems. […]

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The Suffering of Humans

Posted January 12th, 2011 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on The Suffering of Humans

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: So this little pile of articles sat by my side much of yesterday as I thought about what I wanted to post (trying to keep to a Tuesday/Friday schedule right now), articles about how coal plants are killing trees and other plants over a broad swath of Texas, […]

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The Suffering of Nature

Posted January 7th, 2011 in Blog, Featured 1 Comment

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: I worked for many years in Washington DC on matters of human rights, social justice, and US foreign policy – specifically in the Central America region and later at the US/Mexico border. It was inspiring work, without a doubt. But it lacked something whole. It focused on the […]

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