The Real World

The Real World

Kenn Orphan has written a beautiful photo-essay titled The Real World about the impacts of our industrial civilization on the planet and on our psyches. Perhaps the only possible outcome of industrial civilization is estrangement from the natural world from which we...
Stealing our summer

Stealing our summer

“To live in Seattle is to exist, perpetually, in the bargaining stage of grief. From October through May, generally speaking, it drizzles. Every day. This past fall and winter, we broke a 122-year-old record for rain and had only three sunny, mild days in six...
We Should Never Have Called It Earth

We Should Never Have Called It Earth

“To be a climate scientist is to be an active participant in a slow-motion horror story. These are scary tales to tell children around the campfire. We are the perfect, willfully na├»ve victims: We were warned, and we did it anyway. Dark fairytales, of course,...
It’s too late to save the world

It’s too late to save the world

When we build fossil fuel infrastructure like new runways at airports, or new methane processing plants, or a new car tunnel running under a city, we are locking ourselves in to using that infrastructure for several decades, at a minimum (“return on...