In “Civilized to Death,” Christopher Ryan argues that our nomadic ancestors were better off than we are today.
Reforestation must be done in collaboration with those directly affected; after all, there was usually a human reason why the forest was cut down or degraded in the first place.
We exist in the midst of planetary tragedy. A tragedy that demands we face the truth and ask the hardest questions about how we now must live.
The Green New Deal is even more socially capacious than the old one, embracing as it does the need for universal health care, a guaranteed annual income, a program of affordable housing, commitments to truly clean water and air, and a revolution in the production of healthy food.
Every day, private jets take off from London carrying a single passenger, mostly flying to Russia and the US. Each of them is filled with 32,000 litres of fuel. That’s as much fossil energy as a small African town might use in a year.
In an ongoing gesture of self-destruction, humanity has been tapping what might be thought of as Pyromaniacs, Incorporated, to run the world.
Changing the food system is the most important thing humans can do to fix our broken carbon cycles. Meanwhile, food security is all about adaptation when you’re dealing with crazy … Continue reading →