Aug
31

Does anyone still have hope?

If yes, what is it that gives it to you? The sad truth is that there’s no guarantee against heartbreak, in this or anything else. It looks like things are going to get bad, possibly really bad, even within my children’s lifetimes. The decisions we’re making today will reverberate for centuries, and so far we’re… Continue reading »

Aug
24

I find the results of industrial civilization sickening so I guess that makes us…

I find the results of industrial civilization sickening so I guess that makes us even. Many people may find these results sickening and I encourage careful deliberation before sharing these findings with others who are not deeply tuned-in to the latest climate science. Embedded Link What the climate models don’t show – Fairfax Climate Watch… Continue reading »

Aug
21

How much of the damage from not taking action should we lay at the feet of those…

How much of the damage from not taking action should we lay at the feet of those who cannot fathom the real world and have aggressively pursued a "do nothing strategy"? What is the opportunity cost of destroying the biosphere? Scientists are putting out the warning call that rapid, life-threatening climate change lies ahead in… Continue reading »

Aug
21

There is no end to education

It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.– Jiddu Krishnamurti Google+: View post on Google+

Aug
21

In the search for resilience and independence it is important to recognize the reality…

In the search for resilience and independence it is important to recognize the reality that our culture has created. Those who are "winning" are actually the most dependent on the system, and during times of stress and duress are the most likely to acquiesce to the demands of that system. This is the opposite of… Continue reading »

Aug
18

So much Internet

So little time. Embedded Link http://www.abeautifulmessinside.com …midlife mindfulness, madness, & mumblings Google+: View post on Google+

Aug
18

What is YOUR role?

A comment +Samara Sonmor wrote on the original post:  The problems are complex, but so are we. We need all of these things happening at once. We need to write new stories, we need to read new stories. We need to struggle and fight the status quo – and what it has made of us.… Continue reading »

Aug
17

Formed in 1928

Who knew? The credo of the International Biogenic Society states the following: We believe that our most precious possession is Life.We believe we shall mobilize all the forces of Life against the forces of death.We believe mutual understanding leads toward mutual cooperation; that mutual cooperation leads toward Peace; and that Peace is the only way… Continue reading »

Aug
17

There is such a huge disconnect between television and the real world

I am finding that there is also quite a difference between what flows through my stream here and the real world. The new economy seems to be the overwhelming concern, where producing something real entails a writing a video game or programming an app. The time to avert disaster was decades ago, yet the public… Continue reading »

Aug
17

We are kicking the planet's ass!

Some of the images from NASA’s flagship Terra and Aqua satellites are downright heartbreaking. They seem to make the case that we’re inexplicably intent on engineering our own expulsion from the garden, in a kind of late-breaking, self-inflicted Old Testament dismissal. Embedded Link Gorgeous Glimpses of Calamity Man-made perils to the universe’s garden of life… Continue reading »

Aug
17

Power and money

Seems rather silly in the grand scheme of things. More than any other crisis to date, the nuclear debacle at Fukushima illustrates the failure of our species, but especially those who put themselves forward as our leaders, to adapt old ways of thinking to the changes ushered in by the splitting of the atom. Embedded… Continue reading »

Aug
17

That kind of blows a hole in our entire notion of crime and punishment

Parental income and education are the best predictors of whether a three-year-old will end up in the boardroom or in prison. Embedded Link Beyond Blame | Boston Review Wilson’s answer was an unequivocal no. He has lots of company, which should come as a surprise given what scientific research into the determinants of human behavior… Continue reading »

Aug
16

The biggest story you never saw on the six o'clock news

By comparison, the current human emission of 120 ppm CO2 and 1100 ppb CH4 (methane) and rising, combine with other human greenhouse gasses such as Nitrous Oxide, Tropospheric Ozone (human emission), Clorofluorocarbons and Halons to provide an initial forcing of fully 3 Watts per meter squared or about 6 times the total forcing that resulted… Continue reading »

Aug
15

So much for the fight to save the West Coast wild salmon

Of course we won't want to be eating the farmed stuff either. "Fukushima is what happens when we have the moral responsibility of infants and the technology of adults." Embedded Link At the Very Least, Your Days of Eating Pacific Ocean Fish Are Over | Collapsing Into Consciousness Radiation by Gary Stamper. The heart-breaking news… Continue reading »

Aug
15

The impact of Arctic cyclones on the sea ice is phenomenal. 

Look how the last few days match last year's cyclone event. A couple of days later and starting from a little bit higher concentration, but a remarkable correlation just the same. Now we get to see just how much warmer the ocean beneath the ice is as the cyclone mixes the water and pushes the… Continue reading »

Aug
15

How exciting

This should be on television. The ultimate reality show. Watch engineers and technicians move fuel rods. One mistake and the consequences affect every single living being on the planet. Riveting. Imagine the ratings. Containing radiation equivalent to 14,000 times the amount released in the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima 68 years ago, more than 1,300… Continue reading »

Aug
14

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Aug
14

All great truths begin as blasphemies

– George Bernard Shaw Google+: View post on Google+

Aug
13

Does anyone still think that we are intelligent?

Such a rapid pace of warming holds no corollary in either the Permian, the PETM or during any other major warming event visible in the geological record of Earth’s past. Embedded Link A Deadly Climb From Glaciation to Hothouse — Why the Permian-Triassic Extinction is Pertinent to Human Warming In looking at the potential impacts… Continue reading »

Aug
12

We can all use a bit of escapism from time to time

Disclaimer: This is an article from one of our local papers, that I happen to run the website for and that my wife happens to write for.  The story is about an artist from our community. Make sure you check out the etsy page to see her work. "The steampunk future is a positive place—unlike… Continue reading »

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