Scientific Truths Matter, Willful Ignorance Kills

EARTH MEANDERS ESSAY Key bio-geochemical patterns and processes that sustain the biosphere, and thus societies and wildlife populations, are failing. Only love, science, and nature can keep us safe and well. Or disease, ecological collapse, and despair rage until being ends. That is the truth, like it or not. “What is all your studying worth,…… Continue reading Scientific Truths Matter, Willful Ignorance Kills

Regenerating Gaia: Imagine a Peaceful Rebellion that Regrows Nature

Gaia – the living global ecological system – is collapsing and dying as human industrial growth overruns natural ecosystems and climate. Yet the biosphere can regenerate, as it has done before, given the time and space, free from human burning and cutting. As the twin emergencies of climate and ecosystem loss threaten the end of…… Continue reading Regenerating Gaia: Imagine a Peaceful Rebellion that Regrows Nature

Abrupt Climate Change: In Hurricane Harvey, Texans Reap What They Sow

Science informs us that Texas oil fueled Hurricane Harvey. “Hurricane Harvey is abrupt climate change. And it shows collapse of the atmosphere and ecosystems that threatens to destroy the biosphere and end being… Texas’ war against science and the natural world must draw to an end. Like waking up after a long drinking binge, it…… Continue reading Abrupt Climate Change: In Hurricane Harvey, Texans Reap What They Sow

Declaring Climate Peace in an Age of Ecological Restoration

The global ecological system collapses and dies as human growth overruns natural ecosystems and climate. Our best hope is to declare peace with the natural world – starting with climate and old-growth forests – coming together as peace-makers of the rainbow for truth, love, justice, equity, and ecology. Only a declaration of climate peace based…… Continue reading Declaring Climate Peace in an Age of Ecological Restoration

Bill McKibben’s Ecology-Free Declaration of War on Climate is Dangerous and Wrong

Why does Bill McKibben’s recent sensationalistic appeal for a “War on Climate” make no mention, not even one, of ecology or ecosystems? While understanding Mr. McKibben is trying to call for a rapid societal response at a massive scale to an urgent existential threat, perhaps a better analogy would be demobilizing to make climate peace…… Continue reading Bill McKibben’s Ecology-Free Declaration of War on Climate is Dangerous and Wrong

California Wildfires Are Abrupt Climate Change, Ecological Collapse

It’s OK America, pop pills and watch TV. Don’t worry about abrupt climate change, environmental collapse, or perma-war blowback from your oil addiction. “California is a nice place to visit, but soon no one may be able to live there.” – Dr. Glen Barry   Only a couple centuries ago California was mostly covered in…… Continue reading California Wildfires Are Abrupt Climate Change, Ecological Collapse

Collapse of Antarctic glaciers seems to be unstoppable

Every day there is more evidence of abrupt climate change. It takes a massive amount of heat to melt ice, after which warming of the atmosphere will intensify. We must end this ecocidal madness and begin massive emissions cuts and protection and restoration of ecosystems immediately. gb Collapse of Antarctic glaciers seems to be unstoppable…… Continue reading Collapse of Antarctic glaciers seems to be unstoppable

ECOLOGICAL SCIENCE: Terrestrial Ecosystem Loss and Biosphere Collapse

Excerpt of manuscript accepted for publication mid-2014 by Management of Environmental Quality Abstract Planetary boundary science defines key thresholds in the Earth System’s biogeochemical conditions that precede ecosystem collapse and threaten human well-being. Terrestrial ecosystems enter into the nine originally defined planetary boundaries only indirectly, through boundaries such as biodiversity and land use. This study…… Continue reading ECOLOGICAL SCIENCE: Terrestrial Ecosystem Loss and Biosphere Collapse

RELEASE: With Sudden Greenland Ice Melt, Reiterating Declaration of Planetary Ecological Emergency

Given dramatic Greenland ice sheet melt and historic U.S. drought's threat to global food supply, EcoInternet renews calls for urgent measures to avoid global ecosystem collapse, achieve sustainable development, and sustain global ecosystems and the biosphere By EcoInternet, http://www.climateark.org/ Contact: Dr. Glen Barry, glenbarry@ecologicalinternet.org (Madison, WI) – Nearly the entire massive ice sheet that blankets…… Continue reading RELEASE: With Sudden Greenland Ice Melt, Reiterating Declaration of Planetary Ecological Emergency

RELEASE: Another Tar Sands Pipeline Postponed in Major Victory for First Nations and EcoInternet

Firm opposition by Canadian First Nation, EcoInternet, and innumerable others delays the Northern Gateway tar sands pipelines through British Columbia temperate rainforests, threatening the native salmon economy, and onward to Asia. By EcoInternet, http://www.climateark.org/ Contact: Dr. Glen Barry, glenbarry@ecologicalinternet.org Last week the Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline [search] approval process – meant to transfer filthy…… Continue reading RELEASE: Another Tar Sands Pipeline Postponed in Major Victory for First Nations and EcoInternet