Amazon Standing

Financed by the Other Amazon Paying for Its Name It should be possible to pay to fully protect the Amazon rainforest while meeting local people’s needs. The best place to start is for online Amazon Inc. to pay on a sustained basis for its long overdue unpaid expropriation of the Amazon name. Transforming Amazon Inc.…… Continue reading Amazon Standing

Global Ecological Restoration: The Leaves of the Tree Will Heal the Nations

“Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit…… Continue reading Global Ecological Restoration: The Leaves of the Tree Will Heal the Nations

On Amazon Fires: It’s the Ecology Stupid

Global Ecological Sustainability depends critically upon ending the logging and burning of old forests and letting them recover, expand and reconnect “Each act of cutting and burning old trees diminishes and contributes to the pending collapse of the biosphere… The cutting and burning of old forests ends, as a prominent aspect of the coming Great…… Continue reading On Amazon Fires: It’s the Ecology Stupid

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

The Appalling Meaninglessness of Being in a Post-Modern, Pre-Apocalyptic World

Nothing really seems to matter much when your Planet is needlessly collapsing and dying. Big important ideas to base your life upon are in short supply. Pretty much god myths, stuff, and tribes are all we got. There is nature. And she needs us. “The Ultimate Answer to Life, The Universe and Everything is…42!” –…… Continue reading The Appalling Meaninglessness of Being in a Post-Modern, Pre-Apocalyptic World

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

On Ecology and Going Back to the Land

Life begets life, making Earth livable. — Dr. Glen Barry Not much new land is being made, yet land’s health is central to the well-being of human and all life. On land, in a miraculous act of biological emergence, plants and animals have naturally evolved and self-organized to form ecosystems and ultimately the biosphere. Existing…… Continue reading On Ecology and Going Back to the Land

Open Letter: Post Keystone Win, Time to End Natural Forest Logging

An open letter/essay addressed to climate change luminaries Bill McKibben of 350.org and Michael Brune of the Sierra Club: After yesterday’s significant yet symbolic Keystone pipeline victory, not only must the climate movement demand an end to old-growth forest logging; it is time to speak of ending all natural forest logging to limit climate change…… Continue reading Open Letter: Post Keystone Win, Time to End Natural Forest Logging

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