Sep
28

Wendell Berry: “I would argue that it is not human fecundity that is overcrowding…

Wendell Berry: “I would argue that it is not human fecundity that is overcrowding the world so much as the technological multipliers of the power of individual humans. The worst disease of the world now is probably the ideology of technological heroism, according to which more and more people willingly cause large-scale effects that they… Continue reading »

Sep
26

It would be nice to understand the why

It is simply too bad that we won't be able to act at this late date. So while those few of us who are capable can continue to seek understanding of our situation, at least for scientific sake, I just don't see that understanding having any impact on how the world is run by the… Continue reading »

Sep
24

It sounds more like a social problem than an economic problem

I guess that is what happens when you define everything in terms of money. Eventually everything begins to look like an economic problem. Even in economic hard times, the United States already has an economy that produces the equivalent of over $190,000 for every family of four. At some point we must ask when enough… Continue reading »

Sep
19

"Man, owing to an egoism that is too shortsighted about his own interests, his…

"Man, owing to an egoism that is too shortsighted about his own interests, his penchant to take pleasure in all that stands at his disposal, in short, owing to his carelessness about the future and his fellow men, seems to labor at annihilating his means of preservation and even at destroying his own species. By… Continue reading »

Sep
18

I spent a long fruitless hour yesterday trying to convince a denier

His position was that climate change is an ideologically driven pile of crap designed to steal peoples liberty and force us all to eliminate fossil energy so that a small group of oligarchs could seize control of our society. No arguments to critical thinking, rationality, scientific literature or common sense would shake him from his… Continue reading »

Sep
18

The rest of the biosphere knows that we are all in this together

What is wrong with us? Embedded Link Get touchy feely with plants: Gently rubbing them with your fingers can make them less susceptible to disease Forget talking to plants to help them grow, gently rubbing them with your fingers can make them less susceptible to disease, a new article reveals. Gently rubbing the leaves of… Continue reading »

Sep
17

Collaborative consumption is a growing trend in urban areas

Reshared post from +Samara Sonmor Collaborative consumption is a growing trend in urban areas. I am not sure it easily applies to rural lifestyles… but I wonder if it could be.  Google+: View post on Google+

Sep
15

An incredible resource.

An incredible resource. Embedded Link Encyclopedia of Life – Animals – Plants – Pictures & Information The Encyclopedia of Life is an unprecedented effort to gather scientific knowledge about all animal and plant life where pictures, information, facts, and mo… Google+: Reshared 1 times Google+: View post on Google+

Sep
14

Business as usual, in the form of denying there is a problem and continuation of…

Business as usual, in the form of denying there is a problem and continuation of the fossil fuelled madness that we call industrial civilization, will lead to 10C by 2100. So what's the plan? The link between rapid climate change and human extinction is basically this: the planet becomes uninhabitable by humans if the average… Continue reading »

Sep
12

I look through my stream every day and wonder. 

There seem to be an awful lot of people who either don't think that this system is badly screwed or everyone is scared shitless that it is and they do not have a plan B. So assuming that everything is not perfect now, and we can see that it isn’t, how are we blind to… Continue reading »