Posts Tagged ‘human hubris’

Engineering the planet and disasters – there really is a connection

Posted July 11th, 2011 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on Engineering the planet and disasters – there really is a connection

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: [Friends, various commitments will make it difficult to post regularly for the next two weeks. But don’t go away, okay? Meanwhile, share the site with your friends and colleagues. Help spread the word!] In this year of wild weather, how big a role have humans played in these […]

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Human hubris – the long sad tale of the Mississippi River

Posted May 11th, 2011 in Blog, Featured 3 Comments

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: I have written of the Mississippi River before. It made up a good chunk of chapter one of my book, “Living Beyond the ‘End of the World:’ A Spirituality of Hope.” I recount there the long sad tale of our human efforts to channel, dig, levee, and otherwise […]

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Shock & Awe

Posted March 15th, 2011 in Blog, Featured 3 Comments

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: I try to imagine what this would be like, your land shaken by one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded, followed in half an hour by a 30 foot wall of water that first tore up everything you loved, everything that was your life, ripped it all right […]

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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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