In The Belly Of The Whale

In The Belly Of The Whale

Julie Sperling’s latest work is “In The Belly Of The Whale”. She writes: “In November 2018, a dead sperm whale washed up on an Indonesian shore. It had 5.9 kilograms of plastic waste in its stomach. Drinking cups, pop bottles, flip flops,...
Green Hypocrisy

Green Hypocrisy

The Green New Deal resolution contains a plan that calls for solar, wind, and EVs, for so-called renewable energy, and an overhaul of our transportation system. That means massive amounts of materials, like copper, lithium, cobalt, iron ore, and other minerals and...
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 Cédric Gerbehaye. As we scramble to try to electrify everything, and build the batteries we need to go with that electricity, we...