EEARTH : a new religion for sustainability

EEARTH : a new religion for sustainability

An orangutang is treated for a bullet wound. What beliefs motivate the shooter, or the vet who treats the wound? We don’t need a greener Catholicism, we need a new religion with sustainability at its heart. The Pope is back...
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Gaia : a new religion for sustainability

Gaia : a new religion for sustainability

If we humans are to enjoy a Long Future on Earth, we need a religion that honours nature. Let’s create one, today. We humans are spiritual animals, and religion offers pathway to connect us to a supernatural world. Religion offers answers to big...
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The atmosphere has rights

The atmosphere has rights

If we humans want to enjoy a Long Future, we need to take the rights of the atmosphere seriously. I recently watched a NASA video showing the test-firing of the largest rocket booster ever built. The monstrous machine chewed through...
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ECOPHINY: a cure for climate change cognitive dissonance

ECOPHINY: a cure for climate change cognitive dissonance

Consider the picture below and how it communicates the human condition with respect to fossil fuels and climate change. Two sweethearts on a lake in a rowboat, with a small dog. “Oh, look, a lilly,” she says. He gazes dreamily at...
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Let’s get this oil war started

Let’s get this oil war started

The fossil fuel industry is killing our planet and they are using our money to do it. It’s time to fight them on the beaches… Not only do we pay the the fossil fuel industry for their poison, but our...
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The biosphere is nearly dead, it’s time for an intervention.

The biosphere is nearly dead, it’s time for an intervention.

In my twenty years of watching the biosphere die, I have yet to be convinced that there is anyone, or any agency, that has the capacity to substantially adjust the trajectory of human civilisation. In the absence of this home-grown...
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It’s time for the humans to start doing their job

It’s time for the humans to start doing their job

 – listen to the podcast of this story –  It’s time for the humans to start doing their job We humans are but one species among millions  on Earth, yet we have no useful ecological function – yet Even the humble worm has...
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$5.3 trillion a year. Climate change subsidies are huge.

$5.3 trillion a year. Climate change subsidies are huge.

It is profound just how little effort the political leaders of the world are putting into addressing climate change. Normally, I attribute this lack of effort to the vast, dark power of the hole-digging trinity: the coal, oil and gas...
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There’s very strange things going on, on Planet Earth right now.

There’s very strange things going on, on Planet Earth right now.

Armchair climate watchers and professionals alike, have an excellent tool called Climate Null School. It shows real time and historical climate/weather variables such as winds, temperatures, waves etc. A few days ago, climate blogger Robert Scribbler noticed a...
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We absolutely have to stop killing threatened species in captivity

We absolutely have to stop killing threatened species in captivity

We are in a new era with respect to biological diversity, and we need to change our behavior accordingly. Of the nine planetary boundaries, the one that is most significantly ‘shot to pieces’ is biosphere integrity –  genetic diversity. This...
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