Category Archives: Biodiversity

The trouble with plastic waste

Originally posted on daryanenergyblog:
Figure 1: The great Pacific Garbage patch [Phys.org, 2018] With large garbage patches of plastic growing in the oceans, the ecological impact of our oil addiction is now a major crisis. And it’s also starting to…

Posted in Biodiversity, Culture, Education, Environment, Health, Reblogs | Tagged | 6 Comments

Unwinding the Human Predicament

From here, reproduced with permission from the author Jack Alpert of the Stanford Knowledge Integration Laboratory, with a hat tip to Damn the Matrix for pointing me in this direction: Note: this is an unfinished work, comments welcome alpert (at) … Continue reading

Posted in ... wait, what?, balance, Biodiversity, Communication, Core thought, Culture, Environment, Health, Strategy | Tagged , , , , | 14 Comments

Climate Change Elevator Pitch: Eric Rignot

Originally posted on Climate Denial Crock of the Week:
? One of my favorite little series, sparked by an idea from John Cook. Along with John I interviewed scientists at the 2014 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco.…

Posted in balance, Biodiversity, Climate, Communication, Core thought, Education, Environment, GCD: Global climate disruption, Reblogs, Strategy | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Will the plastics industry be the next target of the merchants of doubt?

A riddle for you: What has three words, eight letters and one meaning? My blog following now stands at 381. This number is special to me because it says 3-8-1, and to me that says “I love you”. I do … Continue reading

Posted in ... wait, what?, balance, Biodiversity, Business, Communication, Core thought, Culture, Economics, Education, Environment, Health, Phlyarology, Strategy | Tagged , | 24 Comments

How Wolves Change Rivers

When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent for nearly 70 years, the most remarkable ‘trophic cascade’ occurred. In this short film, George Monbiot explains what a trophic cascade is, and how wolves do actually change rivers. Continue reading

Posted in ... wait, what?, balance, Biodiversity, Culture, Drama, Education, Environment, Strategy | Tagged , , , , , , | 25 Comments

Yeah, I got Issues about Climate Change.. Turns out a Lot of People do..

Originally posted on Climate Denial Crock of the Week:
What about it? Reuters: NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Depression and anxiety afflict Americans who are concerned with the fate of the environment, according to a study of the mental…

Posted in ... wait, what?, balance, Biodiversity, Climate, Communication, Core thought, Environment, GCD: Global climate disruption, Health | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

Climbing the Ladder of Awareness

Just so there can be no doubt, the following are not my words, they belong to Paul Chefurka. I reproduce them here because I believe they are insightful and worth repeating. Climbing the Ladder of Awareness by Paul Chefurka http://www.paulchefurka.ca/LadderOfAwareness.htmlContinue reading

Posted in balance, Biodiversity, Climate, Communication, Core thought, Education, Environment, GCD: Global climate disruption, Health, History, People, Strategy | Tagged , | 13 Comments

Magkaugnay | Opinion

Originally posted on K Just Randomly Thought:
Magkaugnay is a Filipino term more or less meaning interconnected. This feels like it is the best word I can relate geology to, at least as of the moment. Seeing the daily prompt,…

Posted in balance, Biodiversity, Communication | Tagged | 2 Comments

World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice

Following on from that, I present this, from here, courtesy of Sir Charles: please read. Twenty-five years ago, the Union of Concerned Scientists and more than 1700 independent scientists, including the majority of living Nobel laureates in the sciences, penned … Continue reading

Posted in balance, Biodiversity, Core thought, Education, Environment, GCD: Global climate disruption, Science, Strategy | Tagged | 6 Comments

From 1985: Warnings from Carl Sagan and Al Gore

Originally posted on Climate Denial Crock of the Week:
Climate deniers will have a hard time explaining these to their grandchildren, the kids who are now woke to the disasters they’ve been served by  blindness and greed. Astounding find by…

Posted in balance, Biodiversity, Climate, Core thought, Environment, GCD: Global climate disruption, Science | Tagged , | 13 Comments