This unusually sophisticated critical analysis assesses a portion of the immensity required to produce and run our Electric Civilization era. The following exposition contains inline segments of the map—linked to full-size map segments—and endnote references within [square braces] in the paragraphs where the endnote numbers appear in the original text. A majority of references link […]
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. — Rumi It becomes ever more difficult to understand how this way of life that depends on unlimited energy can survive the staggering demands continuing to be made of Mother Earth and all our relatives. In roughly the past 100 […]
Collapsologie is an applied and transdisciplinary science involving ecology, economics, anthropology, sociology, psychology, biophysics, biogeography, agriculture, demography, politics, geopolitics, archeology, history, futurology, health, law and art. This systemic approach is based on the two cognitive modes of reason and intuition.
As of 2018 more than 1 million tons of radioactively contaminated water are being stored and new storage tanks have to be built every four days.
Since at least 2014 vinyl bags containing surface soil weighing one ton each are stacked in massive rural region dumps. As of March 2019 it is reported that bags are now starting to break down due to the build-up of gas released by rotten soil. Plants and flowers have also started to grow inside the bags, in the process tearing them apart. With weather factors, residual radioactivity inside the bags will eventually be scattered back into the environment.
The woods surround Fukushima remained highly contaminated. When it rains or snows, or the wind blows the dust or pollen from the woods, that radiation migrates back to people’s supposedly clean and radiation-free homes. Peoples’ homes and communities that were claimed to be clean are indeed being recontaminated every day.
The astronomical disparity between U.S. and Russian military priorities—comparatively, Russia currently spends seven-point-five percent of what constitutes our total U.S. military budget—needs to be stated over and over and over again; repetition is vital to foster understanding of how our world actually operates and is organized.
ABOVE: Actress Diem My: image of an actress unable to continue acting in a world in ruins. See “Vietnamese campaign warns of nightmarish coal future” and “I CAN”T – Raise environmental awareness.” Does the “modern” segment of our species possess sufficient collective intelligence to avert sleepwalking to extinction? Carl Jung called dreams our most personal […]
This talk gets at something I was deeply affected by in 2015 when making the archive of Dr. Helen Caldicott’s extraordinarily relevant Symposium: The Dynamics of Possible Nuclear Extinction convened at The New York Academy of Medicine. Speaking on Artificial Intelligence and the Risk of Accidental Nuclear War: A Cosmic Perspective, Max Tegmark touched on […]
Michael Franti: Good To Be Alive Today (Acoustic Remix, 2016) what if this song was number 1? Would it mean that love had won? Would it mean that the world was saved And no guns are bein’ drawn today? What if everybody had a job? And nobody had to break a law? What if everyone […]
56 years ago on 10 June 1963 President Kennedy gave the Commencement Address at American University. His focus was “the most important topic on earth: peace” and includes the inescapable reality of our species’ oneness: …in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe […]