The Turning Spiral

Category: Anthropocene


This Was the Decade We Knew We Were Right

Everything is connected, and everything is changing By Kate Marvel on December 30, 2019 A state of emergency was declared on November 11, 2019 and residents in the Sydney area were warned of “catastrophic” fire danger as Australia prepared for…

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Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene

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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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Grieving could offer a pathway out of a destructive economic system | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian

Is it possible to hold all the grief in the world and not get crushed by it? I ask this question because our failure to deal with the collective and individual pain generated as a result of our destructive economic…

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New book – After Nature: A Politics for the Anthropocene by Jedediah Purdy

Originally posted on the anthropo.scene:
Interesting new title from Harvard University Press can be found here: After Nature: A Politics for the Anthropocene Nature no longer exists apart from humanity. Henceforth, the world we will inhabit is the one…

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John Muir’s Last Stand

The postmodern greens aim to reorient conservation’s primary focus away from establishing protected areas intended to help prevent human-caused extinctions and to sustain large-scale natural ecosystems. Instead, they advocate sustainable management of the biosphere to support human aspirations, particularly for…

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Latour: War and Peace in Time of Ecological Conflict

Originally posted on the anthropo.scene:
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Center for Planetary Culture | TOWARD REGENERATIVE SOCIETY: A RAPID TRANSITION PLAN

“Today, humanity faces our greatest challenge, and our most precious opportunity.  Our activity as a species has put the Earth in jeopardy. We can directly observe that our use of resources must change.  We are threatening the ability of the…

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This Is Lateral Power – Jeremy Rifkin

Originally posted on Image As Voice:
http://youtu.be/EW3pQ0IXAPo

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