LESSONS ON FACING THE DARKNESS TOGETHER There's something special about this time of the year, the coming of the Winter Solstice. Almost all Northern Hemisphere cultures in the world recognize the symbolic import of the longest night of the year, few, however as dramatically as the traditional European cultures who saw this time as a... Continue Reading →
Americans are rejecting science, and putting themselves…and everyone else…in peril Every semester I lead my Introduction to Sociology students through the following scenario: Uncle Phil is sitting at home watching television, a wonder of technological advancement, and eating a microwave meal. Suddenly, he feels a sharp pain in his chest that travels down his left... Continue Reading →
Could we be Looking at the End of Civilization? We always thought the end of the world would come from fire, of flood, or interstellar rocks. It could be that the end of the world comes from profit motive. Click Here to go to the Last Hours website.
Fukushima is here! If you think you are far enough away that you don't have to worry about the radiation from Fukushima, you may have another think coming. Fukushima is Here.
http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf Pam Warhurst gave a rousing lecture on the experiences of her hometown in re-imagining their common space. This isn't just about increasing food yields, which would be impressive enough. This is about re-imagining the commons and building a community around food. In an age where the commons is being gobbled up by the unfree... Continue Reading →
Global Warming? What Global Warming? (Click the image for the source) Nothing to see here, folks. Go back to what you were doing. This is all a socialist plot! Who are you going to believe? A bunch of stupid climate scientists or well respected, right-wing think tanks? You know how those environmental hippy whackos... Continue Reading →
Join 350.org and connect the dots yourself. Global warming is real. It's happening. And it's our fault. And it's our responsibility to do something about it.