The Turning Spiral

Monthly Archives: April 2016

Water is too valuable to squander. Anne Salmond – NZ Herald News

“If I am the river and the river is me – then emphatically, I am dying.” Whanganui elder Across New Zealand, people from many different backgrounds have a deep and passionate connection with their waterways. From children who grow up swimming…

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Series of powerful quakes could herald new MEGA quake, warns top scientist

Originally posted on The Extinction Protocol:
April 2016 – GEOLOGY – A series of powerful earthquakes which struck Asia and South America in the past week could be followed by a ‘mega’ quake in the near future, a scientist has…

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Why did no one see it coming?

Originally posted on WEA Pedagogy Blog:
In the wake of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC 2007), the Queen of England asked academics at the London School of Economics why no one saw it coming. The US Congress constituted a committee…

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Exiting The Anthropocene and Entering The Symbiocene.

Originally posted on Psychoterratica:
Exiting The Anthropocene It has been proposed that humans are now living within a period of the Earth’s history appropriately named ‘The Anthropocene’ (Crutzen and Stoermer 2000). The name is derived from the observed human influence…

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Generation Anthropocene: How humans have altered the planet for ever | Books | The Guardian

In 2003 the Australian philosopher Glenn Albrecht coined the term solastalgia to mean a “form of psychic or existential distress caused by environmental change”. Albrecht was studying the effects of long-term drought and large-scale mining activity on communities in New…

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