To be published by Cornell University Press in 2019
Covid-19 and Capit-22: Going Viral.
A building at Paris International Airport, Corona architecture. Image by author. Humans have always contemplated the importance of the invisible in nature. To account for the invisible influences of the Earth and its cosmos, humans have invented ‘forces’ to explain their impacts. Spirit forces, even God(s) might be human inventions to help us understand the … Continue reading Covid-19 and Capit-22: Going Viral.
Meuacide: the extinction of emotions
Meuacide is defined as the extinction of emotions: (From meuə– an Indo-European root for words such as remove, motion and emotion plus cide, meaning to kill). Caused by forces that, for example, destroy psychological, cultural and biophysical diversity. As rich and diverse emotional connections to place and home at all scales are erased they are replaced with … Continue reading Meuacide: the extinction of emotions
Eco- the spray-on solution to almost everything and … nothing.
"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 Eco- the spray-on solution to almost everything and … nothing.
From Earth Emotions: "Topoaversion" is a conceptual response to the feeling that you do not wish to return to a place that you once loved and enjoyed, when you know that it has been irrevocably changed for the worse. It is not "topophobia", where you have fear of a place that might prevent you from … Continue reading Topoaversion
First posted Sunday, 12 January 2014 on HealthEarth. Eco-evil I can think of an ethical issue that involves the very possibility of a good life for millions of babies and young people worldwide. It is also an issue that causes misery and death right now to thousands of young people worldwide. This issue is getting … Continue reading Eco-evil
Our Prime Minister/President Hates His/Her Own Children
It seems that most of the current crop of politicians in the world could not give a crap for their own children to flourish. They could not even give a fart for their grandchildren to be secure. Is this lack of care for the future a new human pathological norm? Or is it temporary insanity … Continue reading Our Prime Minister/President Hates His/Her Own Children
Generation Symbiocene, Optimism and Symbiocene Identity
The loss of identity tied to a sense of place was one of the defining characteristics of my concept of solastalgia. The issue of "identity" was even in the sub-title of the first publication devoted to it. In my first publication on this topic I argued that, while solastalgia is a serious psychic condition, it … Continue reading Generation Symbiocene, Optimism and Symbiocene Identity
Terratorture (acts of intentional cruelty to the Earth). From: Terra (the Earth) and Torture, Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin tortūra, from Latin tortus, past participle of torquēre, to twist. Cognate concepts: Terratort (Earth injury where ecocide and tierracide are inflicted on the Earth). From: Tort Middle English, injury, from Old French, from … Continue reading Terratorture
The Ongoing Apology to Young and Future Earthlings.
The Ongoing Apology to Young and Future Earthlings (I wrote this letter of apology to future generations in 2009. It was based on the apology to the 'Stolen Generation' of Indigenous Australians. Now, 10 years later, it is, unfortunately, still relevant.) From Glenn Albrecht, Earth Citizen, My fellow Earthlings, We have reached a point where … Continue reading The Ongoing Apology to Young and Future Earthlings.