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’s 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...
The Horrific Human Supremacy of Jeff Bezos

The Horrific Human Supremacy of Jeff Bezos

On May 9, 2019 Blue Origin — Jeff Bezos’ space exploration company — posted this video of Jeff Bezos speaking at the Going to Space to Benefit Earth event. One of the visions of Blue Origin, as outlined on the web site, and the focus of Mr. Bezos’ presentation is that...
Faltering and False Solutions

Faltering and False Solutions

Bill McKibben pulls no punches in this excerpt from Falter, his most recent book, as he describes the future that is coming our way for those of us who have so far been spared, and the now for those of us who haven’t. Unfortunately, McKibben has drunk the...
Human Nature

Human Nature

This morning I’m imagining what could have been if only we’d kept our animal selves intact… if only we’d never allowed our hearts and minds to be colonized… if only we’d fought harder to protect our habitat… With the help of...
Reflections

Reflections

Photograph by Tom Hussey, one from his “Reflections” series, in which older people look in the mirror at their younger selves. His photographs make me wonder, as I often do, how I would better prepare for these days of ecological crisis if I could go back...