Sometimes there is no happy ending.
Human-Shaped Society for a Post-Industrial World
We’re not any good at threat assessment. Familiar dangers are ignored, while the most remote ones seem the most fearsome.
To encourage alternate ways to approach ourselves and the world, this week I offer two poems rather than an essay.
A review of a book that challenges our assumptions about human and nonhuman nature.
If water systems collapse, or if we decide to simplify voluntarily, we may be surprised at the lifestyle changes that await us.
What habits of mind prevent us from acting in the face of future climate change disasters?
Collapse can’t happen soon enough, as far as I’m concerned.
What is it about attempts at justice and peace, like Rojava’s, that infuriate the rest of the world?
Concerning the difficulties of making changes in a society that is not yet ready to change.
Whether he microwaves a prepared vegan meal from the frozen aisle or eats nuts and berries, what difference will it really make?
Guest author Steven Gorelick considers home energy use.
How and when will the swirling chaos that is climate change affect us?
In order to make good use of resources and to live according to genuine human nature, every household will need a homemaker.