Posts Tagged ‘ecological overshoot’

E.P.A. rules to reduce emissions from coal; oil and gas frenzy to increase emissions, and then some

Posted June 4th, 2014 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on E.P.A. rules to reduce emissions from coal; oil and gas frenzy to increase emissions, and then some

The new E.P.A. rules are not enough to avoid climate catastrophe. Meanwhile, climate change is only one aspect of the larger crisis of ecological overshoot, and that requires a whole new approach to how humans learn to live within the limits of the planet. Part of that is changing what we mean by the “quality of life.”

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Drinking the Great Plains dry: a metaphor for all that’s wrong with us. And then, the good news!

Posted December 2nd, 2011 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on Drinking the Great Plains dry: a metaphor for all that’s wrong with us. And then, the good news!

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: So here’s a good one with which to start off. The topic of the High Plains (or Ogallala) aquifer is something I bring to most of my talks – this singular source of water for 8 states of the Great Plains – because it is such a fine […]

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Talking with the kids

Posted October 7th, 2011 in Blog, Featured 2 Comments

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: I spent Tuesday in Green Lake WI presenting to three school groups and then a public keynote in the evening, sponsored by the Green Lake County UW-Extension and the Green Lake County Energy Independence Committee. My evening topic was “Global Markets & Earth’s Limits,” an oxymoron if ever […]

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Betting on hunger…

Posted September 30th, 2011 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on Betting on hunger…

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: I could also title this post, fighting for the right to eat – because it looks more and more like this will be one of our epic struggles of the future. Last March I collaborated with the Peace and International Issues Committee of the Interfaith Conference of Greater […]

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