Category Archives: Environmental Conflict

Increasingly our global conflicts have an environmental dimension, even if we deny it.

American Football and Economics Knowledge Thereof

I tend to upset people on the Left, especially the Alt Left these days. But this is what keeps me up nights. Conservatives have a delusion that capitalism as she is currently constructed is not close to collapse by say … Continue reading

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“Learning to Die in the Anthropocene” by Roy Scranton

Well I just read in one sitting Roy Scranton’s “Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization” (Hint the book is not about individual, but imminent civilizational mortality and can be summed up in one … Continue reading

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Principled Resistance Principles

I responded to my friends’ election result despair with this riff: Principled Resistance Principles:  • The System is what needs to change • To change the System we need to understand it deeply as it is and as it works … Continue reading

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Systemic Thinking and Trump’s Environmental Policies

I thought two past posts on the work of Gregory Bateson (1904-1980) and his “Steps to an Ecology of Mind” worth reposting given what Trump is proposing to do to the planet:  “On the one hand, have the systemic nature … Continue reading

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Conflict Question for US Environmentally Motivated Voters

So help me understand. We have the best yet Climate Change Agreement the Paris December 2015 Agreement that has now, as of last week, finally been signed by governments representing over half the human race. And President Obama helped deliver … Continue reading

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Darwin’s Golden Rule

I really like this approach, by the great author of the Theory of Evolution Charles Darwin (1809-1892), for overcoming Confirmation Bias, our tendency to cherry pick data or information that supports our pre-existing ideas and prejudices and ignore or conveniently … Continue reading

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The Ideology of Isolation: Rebecca Solint

I am posting here what I think to be a very profound essay from Rebecca Solint in Harpers. Please support Harpers by going to their site:  http://harpers.org/archive/2016/07/the-ideology-of-isolation/?single=1 But here is the article: “If you boil the strange soup of contemporary … Continue reading

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