A widening circle of death

A widening circle of death

Okay here’s an experiment. Look at a few Facebook posts and/or Twitter posts sometime and ask of each one: How does this help the natural world? Here’s my pick of the day, a tweet by Brad Plumer who writes about climate change for the New York Times....
Ecological soul mates

Ecological soul mates

“Foremost, there was the problem of climate change. Yellowstone’s grizzlies until recently acquired a huge portion of their nutritional energy from just four sources: elk meat; army moths; cut-throat trout, a native fish; and the seeds of whitebark pine,...
Our Loss

Our Loss

I remember the day David Buckel killed himself; I remember feeling almost incomprehensibly sad. Sad for this stranger who set himself on fire because of his own sadness about the environmental devastation we are inflicting upon the Earth, and sad because of my grief...
The Desecrated Places

The Desecrated Places

It’s easy, if you can afford a certain lifestyle, to not see the desecrated places. I managed to get though 20 years of my adult life without paying much attention to those nondescript, no-window buildings behind the chain link fences, the dead spaces underneath...
Who are we willing to sacrifice?

Who are we willing to sacrifice?

“Chinese state media warned that Beijing could cut America off from exotic minerals that are widely used in electric cars and mobile phones. The threat to use China‚Äôs rich supply of so-called rare earths as leverage in the conflict has contributed to sharp...
The art of brainwashing

The art of brainwashing

Do you believe the Endangered Species Act (ESA) protects endangered species? If you do, you are wrong. Do you believe wind energy is “clean”? If you do, again, you would be wrong, unless you think “clean” means it’s okay to kill...