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“ is 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

Global Dread and Terradread

Global Dread (terradread) The experiences of angst, dread, nausea and despair are commonly associated with the writings of the existentialist philosophers such as Sartre and Kierkegaard. Kierkegaard wrote The Concept of Dread in 1844, but it was published in English in 1944. Kierkegaard’s dread was prompted by the tension created in human affairs by “original … Continue reading Global Dread and Terradread

Global Dread

The experiences of angst, dread, nausea and despair are commonly associated with the writings of the existentialist philosophers such as Sartre and Kierkegaard. Kierkegaard wrote The Concept of Dread in 1844, but it was published in English in 1944. Kierkegaard’s dread was prompted by the tension created in human affairs by “original sin”, as explained within a … Continue reading Global Dread

Glossary of New Words for a New World (WordPress Links).

Corrumpalism Ecoagnosy Endemophilia Eutierria Ghedeist Ghehds Global dread Mermerosity Meteoranxiety Psychoterratic Solastalgia Soliphilia Sumbiography Sumbiocentrc  Sumbiocentrism Sumbiocracy, Sumbiocriticism Sumboikos Sumbiovore, Sumbiotarian, Sumbioculture Sumbiology Sumbiologist Sumbiophilia Sumbiopolis Sumbiosic, Sumbiosic development, sumbiosity Symbiocene (The) Sumbioism, Symbioist Symbioment symbiomimicry Terranascia, Terraphthora, Terrafurie Tierracide Terraliben Tierratrauma Topoaversion Topophobia Topopinia Tinpany

The Psychoterratic Typology

The Psychoterratic Typology (see Glossary) Negative Emotions Origin Positive Emotions Origin Biophobia Kellert & Wilson 1995 Biophilia Wilson 1984 Ecoagnosy Albrecht 2017 Ecoliteracy Orr 1991 Ecoamnesia Kahn 1999 Sumbiophilia Albrecht 2018 Ecoanxiety Leff 1990 Eutierria Albrecht 2010 Ecocide Galston 1970s Terraliben Albrecht 2018 Eco-Necrophilia Fromm 1965 Biophilia Fromm 1965 Ecoparalysis Rees 2007 Soliphilia Albrecht 2009 Ecophobia … Continue reading The Psychoterratic Typology

Mermerosity and The New Mourning

I suggest that the ‘new mourning’ contains the emergent elements of detailed knowledge of causality, anthropogenic culpability and enhanced empathy for the non-human (Albrecht 2016-7). The etymological origins of the word ‘mourning’ come from the Greek language, mermeros related to ‘a state of being worried’ and its meaning is associated with being troubled and to … Continue reading Mermerosity and The New Mourning

Exiting The Anthropocene and Entering The Symbiocene.

Exiting The Anthropocene It has been proposed that humans are now living within a period of the Earth’s history appropriately named ‘The Anthropocene’ (Crutzen and Stoermer 2000). The name is derived from the observed human influence and indeed dominance of all climatic, biophysical and evolutionary processes occurring at a planetary scale. The issue is not … Continue reading Exiting The Anthropocene and Entering The Symbiocene.