"Soliphilia" is the love of the totality of our place relationships, and a willingness to accept the political responsibility for protecting and conserving them at all scales. The concept has its origins in the French solidaire (interdependent) and the Latin solidus (solid or whole), and, the love of one's fellow citizens and neighbors implied by the Greek … Continue reading Soliphilia
Human identity for all; males, females and LBGI+, has become a place of dangerous contradictions, with globalisation destroying the planet while locking people into psychic instability, toxic jobs, structural unemployment, addictive consumption and deep inequality. Control and influence over our emotions in such a context has become a battleground. Tribalism is built into our … Continue reading Sumbioregionalism
I think we need a new ‘discipline’. One that takes into account the way the world actually works. I call this new discipline Sumbiology (from the Greek sumbios = living together, ology = a branch of learning and knowledge). Sumbiology is the study of humans ‘living together’ with the totality of life. Sumbiologists study life-supporting … Continue reading Sumbiology: The ‘Sum’ of Everything
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.
Sumbiocracy Democracy is, by definition, anthropocentric, and capable only of partial answers to human-biased questions concerning the body politic. That human bias is now revealed as its greatest weakness as the multiple crises enveloping the planet require global answers that must incorporate non-human life in all of its forms. In addition to that fundamental flaw, … Continue reading Sumbiocracy