Posts Tagged ‘climate change’

Oil and Ecological Hope

Posted October 3rd, 2013 in Blog, Featured 2 Comments

They don’t really go together, do they? One cancels out the other. That’s what we’ve come to. That’s the moment in which we humans are living now. We have to decide which direction we’re going in.

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Why I don’t like the “game over” language

Posted June 25th, 2013 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on Why I don’t like the “game over” language

“Game over for the planet” is a message of despair. What happens if the game is not over, and the world we are moving into, the hotter more depleted world, is one in which we will need to learn how to live all over again? “… it’s time to unleash our visionary best, and our most unselfish best. It is time to look upon the era coming as one of the biggest transitions in human evolution.” How do we want to approach such a time?

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When what is predicted actually happens…

Posted June 14th, 2013 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on When what is predicted actually happens…

Predictions of ecological impacts as a result of global warming, inappropriate and destructive human development into vulnerable habitats, and unrealistic standard of living expectations have turned out to be disastrously accurate. The Colorado forest fires and the severe weather that has wreaked havoc through much of the Midwest, South, and Mid-Atlantic are indicators of the vastness of the changes underway, combined with our human inability to change our expectations about our lives even in the face of disaster. We have to start living differently. We have to start getting our lives back in synch with the planet before things really get out of hand.

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400 ppm – what do we do now?

Posted May 13th, 2013 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on 400 ppm – what do we do now?

There is no way around it. It is very bad news. But, despite that news, there is still so much that we can do – learning new ways of life, and ramping up our work to save the environment in which we live and move and have our being. These will be the essential ingredients of what it means to be human for the next generations.

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