There are many important issues on Earth right now. Movements such as "Me too" and now, "Black Lives Matter" are hugely important in addressing systematic injustice. Today, I carefully examined a graph (above) that shows that there is one huge issue over-riding all others ... climate warming. As Siberia melts 80 years ahead of sober … Continue reading Every Emission Counts: Avoiding the Erasure of Identity
Month: June 2020
The Importance of Language: “the expansion of my language means the expansion of my world”.
If “the limits of my language … mean the limits of my world”, as the early Wittgenstein once argued, then our current language has impoverished both humans and the nature it supposedly describes. I am a scientific realist, yet I acknowledge the power of language and narratives in creating the zeitgeist, through which humans interpret … Continue reading The Importance of Language: “the expansion of my language means the expansion of my world”.
Imminania: a powerful feeling of sorrow for what is about to happen, deep sorrow for the future. (im-in-an-ya) From imminent; 'about to occur' (Latin imminēns: to overhang) and the Greek ania (a form of algia, Greek; algea) that is characterised by the emotion of sorrow or sadness). From the Greek, Ania (Ἀνία – “sorrow”). We … Continue reading Imminania
Covid-19, Pandemics and Solastalgia.
Glenn A Albrecht, 'Solastalgia: Environmental damage has made it possible to be homesick without leaving home'. From Alternatives Journal 32:4/5 2006. Covid-19, Pandemics and Solastalgia. "Any context in which pervasive change to the existing order challenges place identity has potential to deliver solastalgia. Transformative technologies and emergent disease (for human and non-human life) have enabled … Continue reading Covid-19, Pandemics and Solastalgia.