"In many respects, especially for Indigenous people, the scientifically derived terms “ecology,” “ecological,” and “ecosystem” also fail to capture the emotional and cultural dimensions of the human relationship to land. They are useful terms in systems science but not so relevant to the expression of human emotions. Ecosystems are abstractions, as it is impossible to … Continue reading Earth Emotions and Ecology
I have meteoranxiety. The red, orange and yellow colours on the satellite weather screen indicate the intensity of precipitation. Yellow is moderate, red is heavy rain. I am being teased by the rain. Only the top of my head is wet but the most savage drought I have experienced in my lifetime (I am 66) … Continue reading The Effort of Blame: Bushfires and Burnt Koalas.
The Australians, having been sound asleep for too long, are being rudely awakened as the smoke alarm goes off. The massive and deadly wildfires in Australia have changed ... everything and no longer can denial and delay be used to support the status quo. In Earth Emotions, I argue that a shift in the baseline … Continue reading Smoke Alarms in Hell