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...
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...
Beyond Oceans

Beyond Oceans

Julie Sperling is a mosaic artist we’ve featured before; she tackles tough topics like climate change, plastic pollution, and industrial waste in her mosaic art, and writes a great blog to go with her pieces, with scientific background and details (including...
A Green New Deal to a Dead Planet

A Green New Deal to a Dead Planet

A Green New Deal to a Dead Planet 2018 has been a year of devastating reports about our ecological crises. There was the WWF’s Living Planet Report showing wildlife population declines of 60% globally since 1970; there was the OECD’s Global Material Resources Outlook...