The unbearable burden of the technosphere

The unbearable burden of the technosphere

“The technosphere encompasses all of the technological objects manufactured by humans. The technosphere comprises not just our machines, but us humans too, and the professional and social systems by which we interact with technology – factories, schools,...

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...