Truth and life lessons often come to us the hard way. An old Chinese proverb says that one way to learn to do something right is to do something wrong. And we humans have been doing many things wrong...
Most of us have often used a plastic spoon. And we really never question its origins. The video featured in this post traces the evolution of the plastic spoon from its very beginnings some 4.5 billion years ago to the time you...
I closed the last post by saying, “And so we have come to it: the greatest opportunity for enlightened courageous action that humanity has ever had.”  Opportunity to do what?  Nothing less than reshape civilization and build a collective future for...
“Climate change offers a unique parenting challenge: a steadily-rolling disaster to which we all contribute, punctuated by periodic events and mounting scientific evidence. It calls into question the very way we live and the world we will leave for...
I seldom publish articles that are not climate-related. But during the Christmas season, the child in me drifts back to earlier days of innocence and magical thinking. You know, those days when the future looked so bright and when all...
We all know that the first step to solving a problem is understanding it. But when it comes to climate change, what happens when understanding alone isn’t enough? The reality is that changing the behavior of one person is both...
Emissions from livestock account for 14.5% of human-caused GHGs (greenhouse gases) according to a UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) study – total of 7.1 gigatonnes per year. Animal agriculture is driving global warming and deforestation around the world....
In this post, Mike Nickerson asks the question, "what would happen if one thing changes all else?" What if our current mindset focused on perpetual growth could be supplanted by a mindset emphasizing the Common Good? Would that make...
Important connections can be made between the novel Covid 19 pandemic and climate change and doing it in a good way requires nuance and skill or risk appearing hard-hearted and opportunistic. — THE CLIMATE MOVEMENT AND COVID-19 website The coronavirus...
Many environmentally and socially conscious people feel overwhelmed right now. How can they counteract a host of problems, including climate disruption, species extinction, water depletion, soil loss, deforestation, toxic chemicals, chronic disease, stress, food insecurity, corruption, and violence? They...