Glenn Albrecht, Australia’s 'Person General'. We are all being fucked by the fickle finger of failure. The land that we love is being fried and a bunch of fuckwits in charge are doing nothing about it. It is frying because the joint is getting fucking hotter. Our trees and gardens are fucking dying and frying … Continue reading Solastalgia and Fire: Written for the Australian Black Summer of 2019-2020. Re-written for the Northern Hemisphere summer of 2022.
Spruce juice and Eucalyptus elixir. From Earth Emotions (2019): "I am fully supportive of experiences such as "forest bathing" (Shinrin-yoku) that give back to the body the elements it needs for physical health, for example, enhanced oxygen levels. I do this at my property at Duns Creek. The subtle combination of trees, running water, wind … Continue reading Spruce juice and Eucalyptus elixir.
What my most positive thoughts now tell me is that we must resist so-called 'deep' adaptation to an increasingly solastalgic world. That path is an abrogation of our personal and collective obligation to the future and the life-chances of children. Rather, we must offer, at personal and structural levels, grounds for optimism, that we humans … Continue reading The symbiotic emotion
Heavy rain is falling again in the already saturated catchment of the Yimmang. Warnings from the BOM that the rain will persist for days! We have tried to engineer resilience into our waterside settlements by using sea walls and levees. As human-enhanced unnatural disasters become more frequent and cause more devastation, these 'old' protective measures … Continue reading Disaster Amnesia
The Ethics of Assisted Colonization (AC) in the Age of Anthropogenic Climate Change. G. A. Albrecht • C. Brooke • D. H. Bennett • S. T. Garnet. Case Study 1: The ‘‘New Zealand’’ Mountain Pygmy-Possum (Burramys Aotearoa parvus) 2012; Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics. The Australian Mountain Pygmy-Possum (Burramys parvus) is a little knownanimal … Continue reading The Moth and the Pygmy Possum: A Case Study in Assisted Colonization in the face of Climate Change
The impacts of the late Anthropocene, the age of human dominance over the planet, are now headline news. Visions of a pessimistic future for present and future generations are regularly presented to audiences in public and scientific forums. From the IPCC to cli-fi, the message is one that constantly reminds us that the hot breath … Continue reading Entering the Symbiocene.*
Prihdom: the desire to be set free while at the same time being afraid of the consequences. From Indo European roots: prih (pri) – to love, [Middle English fre, from Old English frēo. V., from Middle English freen, from Old English frēon, to love, set free; see prī- in Indo-European roots.] prī- / Indo-European roots: … Continue reading Prihdom
There is a real need for new concepts in the English language that help us understand the vital relationship between our physical environment and our mental states. We need a new conceptual ecology to remember and reunite that which we have almost forgotten. Our appreciation of nature, for many city-based and urban citizens, is now … Continue reading Caretaking a new Landscape of the Mind (2011 for Ingenius)
From Earth Emotions: The Third and Last War: The Emotional War between Terraphthora and Terranascia. Warfare has been part of the human condition since recorded history. The origins of the word 'war' have meanings connected to states of confusion and being 'mixed-up'. I can see the relevance of 'war' at a time in history where, … Continue reading Symbiosis is life, Dysbiosis is death.