The Turning Spiral

Monthly Archives: September 2015


Ways of Seeing II – The Mechanical View and the Treadmill of Techno-Fixes

Another excellent post by Chris Perley and the need to drastically rethink our direction. Thoughtscapes – Reimagining This is the second in a series.  I wanted to write about where we have come from in land use and conservation, what we…

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It’s getting quiet out there. Too quiet.

Originally posted on Live & Learn:
“Have you heard? Or more accurately, not heard? Vicious fires and vanishing ice floes aside, there’s yet another ominous sign that all is not well with the natural world: it’s getting quiet out there. Too quiet.…

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Pope Benedict XVI – Towards a Human Ecology (reviewed)

The forthcoming issue of Human Ecology Review (vol 21: 2) has a review of Pope Benedict XVI book Towards a Human Ecology by Robin vanTine. Is Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI a Human Ecologist? In this collection of religious writings, sermons,…

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United Nations University Dr. James Hansen On Climate Change – YouTube

Follow ClimateState Dr. James Hansen speaking at the United Nations University. Key topics: Anthropogenic Climate Change … After Copenhagen: Looking for Real Solutions James Hansen is director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York and Adjunct Professor…

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Our first, & not our last, climate change refugee at NZ’s barricade

Originally posted on First We Take Manhattan:
In July of this year, the Supreme Court denied the application of Ioana Teitiota from Kiribati to be granted asylum in Aotearoa New Zealand as a climate change refugee. In its ruling, the…

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World Is Locked into About 1.5°C Warming & Risks Are Rising, New Climate Report Finds

In the Andes of South America and across the mountains of Central Asia, the glaciers are receding. As temperatures continue to warm, their melting will bring more water to farms and cities earlier in the growing season, raising the risk…

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Combustion of available fossil fuel resources sufficient to eliminate the Antarctic Ice Sheet | Winkelmann, R. Levermann, A. Ridgwell, A. Caldeira, K. Science Advances

The Antarctic Ice Sheet stores water equivalent to 58 m in global sea-level rise. We show in simulations using the Parallel Ice Sheet Model that burning the currently attainable fossil fuel resources is sufficient to eliminate the ice sheet. With…

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Monsters amongst us: inhumane commentators damn us all in their refugee crisis response

Originally posted on First We Take Manhattan:
[Trigger warning: the photos of Alyan Kurdi’s body and Laith Majid with his children are in this blog] This is not a blog about Alyan Kurdi. But it is a blog about who…

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