The Horrific Human Supremacy of Jeff Bezos

The Horrific Human Supremacy of Jeff Bezos

On May 9, 2019 Blue Origin — Jeff Bezos’ space exploration company — posted this video of Jeff Bezos speaking at the Going to Space to Benefit Earth event. One of the visions of Blue Origin, as outlined on the web site, and the focus of Mr. Bezos’ presentation is that...
Faltering and False Solutions

Faltering and False Solutions

Bill McKibben pulls no punches in this excerpt from Falter, his most recent book, as he describes the future that is coming our way for those of us who have so far been spared, and the now for those of us who haven’t. Unfortunately, McKibben has drunk the...
Human Nature

Human Nature

This morning I’m imagining what could have been if only we’d kept our animal selves intact… if only we’d never allowed our hearts and minds to be colonized… if only we’d fought harder to protect our habitat… With the help of...
Reflections

Reflections

Photograph by Tom Hussey, one from his “Reflections” series, in which older people look in the mirror at their younger selves. His photographs make me wonder, as I often do, how I would better prepare for these days of ecological crisis if I could go back...

The horrors we inflict

Everyone should force themselves to watch this video from Netflix, a short behind-the-scenes clip of a harrowing scene of walrus who cannot find ice in a melting Arctic, and are forced to rest on land, with horrific consequences. This is just one of many impacts of...
Arctic: New Frontier

Arctic: New Frontier

Russian photographer Yuri Kozyrev and Dutch photographer Kadir van Lohuizen joined forces to document the industrialization and militarization of the Arctic. Their photographs are currently at an exhibition, Arctic: New Frontier, in London’s Saatchi Gallery....
An insane system

An insane system

A recent article in the Encyclopedia of Puget Sound describes legislation to make shipping fossil fuels through the Salish Sea safer. It’s all about tug boats and the speed of ships and modeling risk. At no point in the discussion–either in the article, or...