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Eearth Extravaganza: an atmosphere of new opportunity

The picture that comes to mind of the transition to a sustainable economy is that of a baby turtle struggling to get out of it’s egg; desperate to escape before the predators get to it. The predator in this case is collapse – collapse of the global financial system due…

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Collansition: an era of collapse/transition

There’s a lot of talk these days about the transition to a low carbon economy that has clearly already begun. At the same time, there is talk about collapse – collapse of the global financial system due to massive debt in fiat currencies, collapse of the climate system due to…

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The Nautilus is our inspiration.

We are running out of time to avoid collapse, and we need Mass-Ecophiny to get to the Long Future. An objective appraisal of the state of the world today, leads one to realize that the trajectory of human development is heading on a path to imminent collapse of the global…

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The Gulf of Mexico disaster comes to Alaska. Thank’s, Jeff.

Beluga whales, on the brink of extinction, now threatened by a greedy billionaire. It’s time to hold these people responsible. As could be expected, the US oil and gas industry has served up yet another ecological disaster that threatens our oceans, atmosphere, and our seafood. As if the Alaskan coast…

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More power to the Blue Economies

Reading some of my earlier posts, you’d think that sustainability was all doom and gloom: runaway climate change, the sixth and near term extinction. Well, this Gregorian calendar New Year ( as opposed to Eearth New Year on 16 July) I am going to make a distinctive effort to keep…

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Help me Princess Pangolin, you’re my only hope.

“Help me Princess Pangolin, you’re my only hope.” World news watchers may have noticed a few days ago two stories, one of which should have had us sitting on the edge of our seats in alarm. The two stories were that a) Princess Leia died and, b) Chinese wildlife officials…

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A hot tip for New Years 2017

Most people in the Western world associate January 1st as the beginning of the New Year. They must be bananas! Yet in reality, the use of any particular date for the beginning of the New Year is an arbitrary choice. This is because a year is the time it takes…

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Explaining the end of the world is exhausting

Consider this analogy to the current predicament of the humans of Planet Earth: There is a long flat stretch of railway track that runs for a hundred kilometers then rises over a little hill beyond which is a three kilometer downhill run. At the bottom of the hill is a…

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A healthy dose of plankton humility

If we humans are to thrive on this planet, we need to nurture the living systems that make it possible – and that includes the plankton. “Plankton?” you say. “What has plankton got to do with anything? What is a plankton, anyway?” Plankton are the tiny (and sometimes not so…

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Super-Supermoon : auspice of our extinction or awakening

Can you feel it? The Quickening: the pace is getting faster. The curve is exponential, so it speeds up as it goes along. It’s time to change…   Three seemingly unrelated elements aligned over the period of this week. Climate scientists release a paper that details the most grim fears…