A balance of nature, unbalanced

A balance of nature, unbalanced

In winter especially, caribou retreat deep into the forest, often along ridge tops where lichen grows, in order to steer clear of wolves. It is well known that logging roads provide easy access for wolves deep into caribou territory and logging roads alone have been...
False hopes

False hopes

“If we are to survive, we need to discern the difference between real and false hopes. We must eliminate the false hopes, which blind us to real possibilities, and bind us to unlivable situations.” — Derrick Jensen (So-called) Renewable energy is a...
It’s always about exploitation

It’s always about exploitation

The National Geographic February 2019 issue has a good story about lithium mining in Bolivia, with beautiful photographs by photojournalist C├ędric Gerbehaye. As we scramble to try to electrify everything, and build the batteries we need to go with that electricity, we...
Earth Destroyers

Earth Destroyers

The machines used to mine coal are called “earth movers”. I call them “earth destroyers”. You can see them in the distance in this photograph by Edward Burtynsky, from his book Anthropocene, titled Coal Mine #1, North Rhine, Westphalia Germany...