Mermerosity and Global Dread

From Earth Emotions (2019) Global Dread Beyond mermerosity (and meteoranxiety) is a more serious existential condition focused exclusively on extreme anxiety about the future. Having its origins in a conversation in 2003, "global dread"┬áis a psychoterratic condition that anticipates a hugely negative future state of the world.[1] It produces a mixture of terror, extreme anxiety … Continue reading Mermerosity and Global Dread

On Becoming a Sumbiovore

Symbiocene Food and Becoming a Sumbiovore (From Earth Emotions 2019). Generation Symbiocene will appreciate more than any earlier generation that "you are what you eat". As we further investigate the human gut microbiome, it is clear that the relationship, between the foods we consume, and the characteristics of our gut bacterial communities, is an intimate … Continue reading On Becoming a Sumbiovore

Pedolygia

Pedolygia (ped-o-ly-gia) I have often considered that we need a new term in our ethical lexicon to describe deliberate harm inflicted on future generations by those who promote increasing greenhouse gas emissions and global warming. I have used the term "ethically bankrupt" to describe such people, but particularly politicians who lie to the current generation … Continue reading Pedolygia

Solastalgia and the Creation of New Ways of Living (2010)

Albrecht, G.A. (2010) Solastalgia and the Creation of New Ways of Living, Chapter 13 in Pretty, J. and Pilgrim S., (eds), Nature and Culture: Rebuilding Lost Connections, London, Earthscan, pp.217-234. Introduction: The global transformation of place and psychoterratic dis-ease Cultures all over the world have concepts in their language that relate psychological states to states … Continue reading Solastalgia and the Creation of New Ways of Living (2010)