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The Problem

The Problem by Lierre Keith From the introduction to the book Deep Green Resistance: Strategy to Save the Planet. “You cannot live a political life, you cannot live a moral life if you’re not willing to open your eyes and see the world more clearly. See some of the injustice that’s going on. Try to … Continue reading The Problem

Here’s how the 2020 Western fire season got so extreme

by Mojtaba Sadegh (Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, Boise State University), Ata Akbari Asanjan (Research Scientist, Ames Research Center, NASA), and Mohammad Reza Alizadeh (Ph.D. Student, McGill University)  / The Conversation Two wildfires erupted on the outskirts of cities near Los Angeles, forcing more than 100,000 people to evacuate their homes Monday as powerful Santa … Continue reading Here’s how the 2020 Western fire season got so extreme

Large-Scale Permafrost Thawing

This article was written by BY ROBERT HUNZIKER and originally published in CounterPunch on OCTOBER 20, 2020. Robert offers the reader multiple sources of evidence regarding the nature of large-scale permafrost thawing including the impact of the release of greenhouse gases and the potential for a feedback loop. Large-Scale Permafrost Thawing Twenty-five percent (25%) of the Northern … Continue reading Large-Scale Permafrost Thawing

Assisted Tree Migration

Connie Barlow is a leading advocate for the “assisted migration” of native trees poleward in this time of rapid climate change. Beginning in 2004 in a paper cowritten with Pleistocene ecologist Paul S. Martin titled, “Bring Torreya taxifolia North — Now,” Barlow’s advocacy subsequently expanded to include even common native trees of North America. The … Continue reading Assisted Tree Migration

Techno-Utopian Visions Will Not Save Us

This is the fourth part in the series. In the previous essays, we have explored the need for a collapse, the relationship between a Dyson sphere and overcomsumption, and our blind pursuit for ‘progress.’ In this piece, Elisabeth describes how the Dyson sphere is an extension of the drive for so-called “green energy.” By Elisabeth … Continue reading Techno-Utopian Visions Will Not Save Us

High Speed Rail: The Insanity of Civilisation

In this writing Ben asks questions about a rail development that is destroying the natural world. He asks what it would take to stop the development  and why we are not all talking about it. Is high speed rail the pinnacle of civilisations’ insanity? By Ben Warner Probably not, unfortunately, but it is an excellent … Continue reading High Speed Rail: The Insanity of Civilisation

Peril In The Hills: Extreme Weather A Danger For Nilgiri Ecosystem

Godwin Vasanth Bosco reports on extreme precipitation that has fallen on the Nilgiri plateau of southern India the last few years. These extreme and unprecedented rain events have led to massive landslides and other ecological damage. Little has been done to address the crisis. Featured image: A massive landslide in one of the largest sholas … Continue reading Peril In The Hills: Extreme Weather A Danger For Nilgiri Ecosystem

90% Chance of Civilization Collapsing Within 20-40 Years

This is the first in a series of articles reflecting on a recent study which predicts collapse of industrial society within a few decades. By destroying the ecological foundation on which all life depends, civilization makes collapse inevitable. Max Wilbert describes the destruction caused by the industrial civilization, and what we can do for a … Continue reading 90% Chance of Civilization Collapsing Within 20-40 Years

World On Track For “Worst Case” IPCC Climate Change Scenario

This article, originally posted by the Woods Hole Research Centre on August 3rd 2020, states that the “Worst case” for CO2 emissions scenario is actually the best match for assessing the climate risk, impact by 2050.  The RCP 8.5 CO2 emissions pathway, long considered a “worst case scenario” by the international science community, is the most … Continue reading World On Track For “Worst Case” IPCC Climate Change Scenario

Arctic Ice Hits Record Low as Extreme Heat Accelerates Melting

Siberian heat drives Arctic ice extent to record low for early July by Gloria Dickie / Mongabay On June 17, 2020, a Siberian town registered a temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the highest ever recorded above the Arctic Circle. High temps across the region are driving impacts of great concern to scientists, firefighters, and those … Continue reading Arctic Ice Hits Record Low as Extreme Heat Accelerates Melting