The voice of the natural world

Most of us live in cities and have lost touch with the natural sights and sounds in the world. Do you remember what it’s like to walk out your door and hear nothing but the buzz of a bumblebee nearby, the call of a mourning dove, the happy chirping of a robin,...
We are waiting it out

We are waiting it out

Mountain sleeps with her back to us; tender dip of neck, shoulder dark head full of dreams. We are waiting it out she whispers till all of you go. — Rachael Clyne Photograph by me.
Fly less to help slow climate change

Fly less to help slow climate change

Other than not having kids, the number one thing we can do personally to slow climate change is to stop flying. Flying is the privilege of a few; 95% of the people in the world have never taken a flight. With each flight we take, we are condemning poor people to a...
Everything not saved will be lost

Everything not saved will be lost

The three r’s of the climate-catastrophe generation – reduce, reuse, recycle – need a serious upgrade. In their place I propose resist, revolt, rewild. Resist debt. Resist careers. Resist chasing the dollar. Resist being sold that mass-produced gadget that will...
Nature, for its own sake

Nature, for its own sake

We humans continue to look at the destruction of nature only in terms of how it impacts humans. But the destruction of nature (and us, since we too are nature) is important for its own sake. After all, doesn’t the eagle, the salmon, the orca, the elephant, the...

100 year time lapse

In 1909 Eduard Spelterini went up in a gas balloon and took incredible photographs (with glass plates!) of the Mer de Glace glacier in the Swiss Alps. He was the first to traverse the Alps by air, and the first to photograph the mountains from the air–an amazing...
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“Being ecologically conscious is like living in a world of wounds.” — Aldo Leopold, environmentalist This photograph by Austin Curtis is of Morgan Curtis’s hand, freshly tattooed with the level of CO2 in the atmosphere when she was born (1991). Morgan...