The End of Being

Abrupt climate change and ecosystem collapse are leading to plagues, famine, perma-war and tyranny and will ultimately result in biosphere collapse and the end of being “I’m just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round…”John Lennon “Regain a sense of wonderous awe at the miracle of creation and work tirelessly to protect and…… Continue reading The End of Being

Mass Migration Portends Fascism and Biosphere Collapse Unless We Share

Decades of ignoring the converging crises of climate change, ecosystem loss, nationalism, and inequity are reaching their logical conclusion as Europe and America are threatened with inundation by desperate peoples. Not all who wish to come will be able to be housed, and certainly not those arriving illegally, without pulling down host societies. Yet we…… Continue reading Mass Migration Portends Fascism and Biosphere Collapse Unless We Share

The End of Being: Abrupt Climate Change One of Many Ecological Crises Threatening to Collapse the Biosphere

As industrial human growth continues its relentless assault upon nature, at least ten unfolding global ecological catastrophes including deadly climate change have the potential to destroy the biosphere. Any number of other environmental planetary boundaries besides climate change such as biodiversity, water, soil, and ecosystem loss and diminishment has the potential to end being. The…… Continue reading The End of Being: Abrupt Climate Change One of Many Ecological Crises Threatening to Collapse the Biosphere

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

Biosphere Collapse: The Biggest Economic Bubble Ever

The global environment collapses as in the pursuit of short-term growth, humanity overruns natural ecosystems including the atmosphere that make Earth habitable. Together we urgently address inequity, climate change, overpopulation and natural ecosystem loss or alone we each face the horrors of economic, social, and ecological collapse. “Horrendous inequity whereby a few hundred people possess…… Continue reading Biosphere Collapse: The Biggest Economic Bubble Ever

New Science Suggests More Land-Based Ecosystems Lost than Biosphere Can Bear

An important scientific journal article published today finds that 66% of Earth’s land area must be maintained as natural and agro-ecological ecosystems to sustain a livable environment. Yet about 50% have already been lost, threatening global biosphere collapse. In describing the paper, author Dr. Glen Barry suggests the Ebola epidemic, California drought, and Middle East…… Continue reading New Science Suggests More Land-Based Ecosystems Lost than Biosphere Can Bear

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

ESSAY: Freedom Isn’t Free, Terrorism Is Pervasive

Enduring occasional acts of random terror is the cost of living in a free society. Giving up civil liberties does not provide security, but rather enslaves you in a state of pervasive terror. The human family is threatened by systematized eco-terrorism and other assaults by the elite upon the poor far more than by infrequent…… Continue reading ESSAY: Freedom Isn’t Free, Terrorism Is Pervasive