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Environmental Crisis

Resistance To Trump May Save The Planet

Richard Steiner | Posted 02.13.2017 | Home
Richard Steiner

Even with the environmental accomplishments of the Obama administration, we are still heading into an ecological abyss. That is scientific fact, not "alternative fact."

Thank Liberalism for Donald Trump

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 11.22.2016 | Home
John Sanbonmatsu

Ten years ago, I predicted the rise of a new form fascism in the United States and Europe, suggesting that the injustices and contradictions of the capitalist system were growing too large to be contained any longer by the existing liberal political order.

The Danger of Hillary Clinton: She Is Not the 'Safer' Candidate

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 03.04.2016 | Home
John Sanbonmatsu

In an election year that finds both the left and right clamoring for political change, then, it seems suicidal for the Democrats to be putting forward a candidate who is as much a creature of the establishment as Hillary Rodham Clinton is.

The Establishment vs. Bernie Sanders

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 02.22.2017 | Home
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John Sanbonmatsu

The very ferocity and coordinated nature of the attacks on Sanders makes clear that the Democratic establishment views Sanders not merely as an annoyance, but as an existential threat. And he may be, at that.

Will the Real World Leaders Please Step Forward: Bravo Pope Francis

Joseph Carlisi | Posted 07.29.2016 | Home
Joseph Carlisi

Regardless of one's religious, cultural or national affiliations, it would be difficult to avoid the conclusion that only one individual has emerged f...

Mass Extinction - Turn It Around or Leave - No Pause Button

Joseph Carlisi | Posted 07.13.2016 | Home
Joseph Carlisi

Do we not, as individuals, have the ability to "wake up" and "see" a world, once resplendent with life and health, now toxic and destabilized; accelerating into a a mass extinction event, due to our inability to grasp the simplest reality of the connection and equality of all things in nature?

Environmental Collapse and Mass Extinction... in Dollars?

Joseph Carlisi | Posted 05.04.2016 | Home
Joseph Carlisi

Approaching the collapse of the earth's environment by attempting to commodify nature with a dollar value is a stunning instance of the prevailing human perspective responsible for the current state of affairs.

Extinction Machine* - Drivetrain Mechanism

Joseph Carlisi | Posted 01.18.2015 | Home
Joseph Carlisi

Why do people persist in behaving in ways that clearly threaten their future existence . . . in fact, the existence of all life, as we know it, on the host environment . . . planet earth? There is no mystery about what is happening. Science has laid it bare.

Revelation: Playing God Is Bad for Business

Charles Redfern | Posted 11.04.2014 | Home
Charles Redfern

It's a strange harmony. Wall Street powerhouses now chime with robed clerics in an offbeat tune: Ruining our atmosphere is not only immoral, it's bad for the S&P 500. What's next?

Practical Dreaming in the Hopeful Light of Earthrise

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. | Posted 07.06.2015 | Home
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

Perhaps it's time to try planting visions from the ground up and watering those that take root. Who knows? In restorying how we can live here, we might just prove that you can go home again. Especially if that home is your homeworld.

Eyes Wide Closed

Joseph Carlisi | Posted 07.06.2014 | Home
Joseph Carlisi

In a recent post appearing in MARKETPLACE, Morning Report, entitled, "Climate change: how to talk about bad news", Sarah Gardner presents the views of...

What Do You Believe?

Joseph Carlisi | Posted 05.27.2014 | Home
Joseph Carlisi

A recent Gallup poll indicates that most Americans do not believe that global warming and extreme weather are connected. The March 6-9 poll included 1,048 adults selected randomly from all adults living in the United States.

Silence and Freedom

Joseph Carlisi | Posted 05.06.2014 | Home
Joseph Carlisi

Silence, a break from mental noise, allows the world to seep into us, to fill us in a whole, unbroken sense.

See the Forest and the Trees

Joseph Carlisi | Posted 04.21.2014 | Home
Joseph Carlisi

A hideous event surfaced in the international news last week. It touched millions of people around the world and their anger, hurt and outrage flared ...

Where Is the Exit?

Joseph Carlisi | Posted 04.05.2014 | Home
Joseph Carlisi

Seventeen years ago, on a rainy day, I was sitting in a Cuban restaurant in Los Angeles with close associate and fellow traveler, Carlos Castaneda. We had been discussing the near impossibility of, somehow, freeing oneself from the mind . . . the ego centered self or me.

How Did It Come to This?

Joseph Carlisi | Posted 01.25.2014 | Home
Joseph Carlisi

UN News Center: 19 November 2013 - The world need look no further than the catastrophe in the Philippines to comprehend the profound and dangerous co...

Something New: The Delightful Conservationist

Charles Redfern | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Charles Redfern

Leah Kostamo has liberated me. I can now face my dark side: I love everything from sloths to moss and serve on three eco-friendly boards, but most environmental literature reminds me of toothpaste-flavored herbal tea - with no sweeteners allowed (carcinogens, you know). Guilt is slung like linguini.

Terra Nova: New Earth

Joseph Carlisi | Posted 11.04.2013 | Home
Joseph Carlisi

Hawaii, where the planet actively creates new land mass on a daily basis... literally new earth. What better place than Hawaii to base a blog dealing ...

At Rio+20 Earth Summit, Governments Must "Show Us the Money"

Richard Steiner | Posted 06.04.2012 | Home
Richard Steiner

For decades, our collective "ecological footprint" has exceeded what the Earth can sustainably provide, now by over 50 percent. This may be our last best chance to deal seriously with the global environmental crisis before it is too late.

Is Green News Getting Scarier?

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 09.13.2011 | Home
Karin Kloosterman

As an author of my own ecological news blog, I've noticed readers lately complaining that the environment news we are covering is too scary. That we a...

The Five-Fingered Ways of Knowing

Robert Koehler | Posted 09.06.2011 | Home
Robert Koehler

The Language of Spirit Conference takes place at the point where Western modes of perception break down, where traditional wisdom meets quantum physics.

Finding Interfaith Potential In Environmentalism

Frank Fredericks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Frank Fredericks

Our environmental problem is one place where the religion, democracy and development trifecta has a clear potential for success. Communities of faith around the country are joining the "green" conversation and the environmental movement.

Counting on China's Burgeoning Green Technology Marketplace

Joseph Meuse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joseph Meuse

A bumper crop of Chinese companies have emerged to address the country's significant environmental hazards accrued from their multi-decade role as the "world's largest factory."

Join the National Teach-in on Global Warming, Feb 4-5!

Mary Ellen Harte and John Harte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mary Ellen Harte and John Harte

Get a group of people together, find a room, and let the National Teach-in know that you want to talk to your congressional representatives about their plans for dealing with carbon emissions.

Save the Environment, Save People

Tri Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tri Robinson

The environmental crisis facing our world today has become an issue of social justice.