Posts Tagged ‘hurricane sandy’

In the silence, a lot has happened

Posted November 20th, 2013 in Blog, Featured 1 Comment

There is the silence that settles into the weight of hearts and spirits as we start seeing, more than imagining now, what climate change will actually look like … That’s a hard silence, one laced with fear, sorrow, and grief. We know now that this is not something we can recover from anymore, or reverse, or make go away. We have altered the planet…

There is the deep soul-silence that sits with the question, “What in the world have we done?” and there is a deep place in the human psyche, a deep inner space, a profoundly sobering silence, where that question goes to dwell.

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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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What do you say after a year like this one – Part Two

Posted January 7th, 2013 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on What do you say after a year like this one – Part Two

Fostering Ecological Hope Reflections on Culture and Meaning by Margaret Swedish Here’s the thing: we are either going to grab hold of this greatest challenge in human evolution, or we are going to fail as a species. And that failure will come about in two possible ways: either through sudden collapses or catastrophes, or through […]

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What do you say after a year like this? – Part One

Posted December 28th, 2012 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on What do you say after a year like this? – Part One

Fostering Ecological Hope Reflections on Culture and Meaning by Margaret Swedish Really, tally it up. If you wonder about the sensation you have at times that the world is falling apart all around you, it’s not because you are crazy. Check out the planet: we are about to break the record for warmest year ever […]

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