Year of the Serpent

Year of the Serpent

“When I look at the state of the world right now, I see an arc bending towards something that dwarfs any parochial concerns about particular presidential elections or political arrangements between human nations, and which should put those events into deep...
Flag for Arctic Sea Ice

Flag for Arctic Sea Ice

This image, “Flag for Arctic Sea Ice” by Andrea Krupp, is based on the Greenlandic flag and imagines the breakup of the Arctic sea ice around Greenland and the impact that will have on the culture and myths of the people of that land. The artist says:...

Shell knew, just like ExxonMobil knew

Shell Oil, like ExxonMobil, spent millions lobbying against action on climate change. But all along they knew of the dangers of climate change. We know because way back in 1991 they produced a video warning about the threat of global warming. They ignored their own...
Learning to Listen

Learning to Listen

“If we simply learn to listen, we will hear non-humans demonstrating humility everywhere. Trees know they are nothing without soil, so they build forests as monuments to soil health – collecting, storing, and restoring nutrients to their life-giver. Salmon know...
Considering Leaves

Considering Leaves

You could rake leaves while the glaciers melt and horses stand somewhere in a field with the sound of wind blowing rain into their manes you could go to a job you don’t love and live in a house you don’t want and sit in traffic and feel trapped watching the eagles...
THAW

THAW

Lakes and rivers on the rapidly melting Greenland ice cap, from a new collection of photographs titled “THAW” by Timo Lieber. The collection highlights the rapidly accelerating melt of the ice cap, which is losing an estimated 380 billion tons of ice...
Time is running short

Time is running short

Time is running short… 1.5C: we have only 1 year, 7 months. 2C: we have only 18 years, 11 months. Albert Bartlett, physicist and teacher, once said the greatest shortcoming of us humans is our inability to understand the exponential function (think population...
The technology trap

The technology trap

You know what really bugs me about the whole self-driving car thing? Everyone’s talking and talking about this “renaissance in technology” (heard on NPR this morning) and all of the extra special gadgets and artificial intelligence being developed at...

Mermaids Hate Plastic

Conceptual artist and photographer Von Wong has created a beautiful new project highlighting the problem of plastic waste, “Mermaids hate plastic.” You can see the final photos on his web site, or watch the video to see how he made the photographs. In his...