Posts filed under ‘Habitat and environment: the evolutionary tradition’

Nuclear Mess from Nuclear Power Plants to Nuclear Weapons Disposal

Nuclear waste from weapons production is much more difficult to store, transport, and handle because it is viscous/liquid. The plan was to store these in metal containers 2000 feet deep in the ground near their massive nuclear facility in Hanford, Washington above the Columbia River gorge. Predictably, these steel containers began leaking, while stopping these leaks is a major concern today. Please click on title for the complete report.

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Continue Reading July 27, 2011 at 4:00 pm 7 comments

The Relevance of Deep Time by Joanna Macy

To make the transition to a life-sustaining society, we must retrieve that ancestral capacity–in other words, act like ancestors. We need to attune to longer, ecological rhythms and nourish a strong, felt connection with past and future generations. For us as agents of change, this isn’t easy, because to intervene in the political and legislative decisions of the Industrial Growth Society, we fall by necessity into its tempo. We race to find and pull the levers before it is too late to save this forest, or stop that weapons program. Nonetheless, we can learn again to drink at deeper wells.

Continue Reading September 25, 2010 at 7:37 pm Leave a comment

The Ecologocal Self

We can enjoy a wider sense of identity than that prescribed by the Industrial Growth Society. It is both our birthright and our necessity for survival. Here are words from Arne Naess’ ground-breaking talk introducing the concept of the ecological self.

“For at least 2500 years, humankind has struggled with basic questions about who we are, what we are heading for, what kind of reality we are part of. Two thousand five hundred years is a short period in the lifetime of a species, and still less in the lifetime of the Earth, on whose surface we belong as mobile parts.

Continue Reading September 25, 2010 at 7:15 pm 2 comments

Buddhist Anarchy by Gary Snyder

No one today can afford to be innocent, or indulge himself in ignorance of the nature of contemporary governments, politics and social orders. The national polities of the modern world maintain their existence by deliberately fostered craving and fear: monstrous protection rackets. The “free world” has become economically dependent on a fantastic system of stimulation of greed which cannot be fulfilled, sexual desire which cannot be satiated and hatred which has no outlet except against oneself, the persons one is supposed to love, or the revolutionary aspirations of pitiful, poverty-stricken marginal societies like Cuba or Vietnam. The conditions of the Cold War have turned all modern societies — Communist included — into vicious distorters of man’s true potential. They create populations of “preta” — hungry ghosts, with giant appetites and throats no bigger than needles. The soil, the forests and all animal life are being consumed by these cancerous collectivities; the air and water of the planet is being fouled by them.

Continue Reading June 1, 2010 at 10:17 am 1 comment

Ignorance Pt. III Liberation from Prison

Microcosm and Macrocosm: the reflexive universe of the hologram

Everywhere right now, nowhere else, all the time, truly exists in holographic non-duality the open empty door for all to experience who are true seekers. The microcosm is the a-temporal primordial seed potential and the macrocosm is the entire universal universe physical, energetic, everchanging, and temporal. On the other hand, is the microcosm imprinted within all beings and things, while suddenly we might awake to our inherent sympathetic harmony as healing vibrations of love, light, and complete clarity of awareness? Inside and out, left/right, up/down, forward/back are all linked together by limitless and infinitesimal love essence.

Is every “thing” and being a macrocosmic or microcosmic entry point or portal to anywhere else in the hologram? Is anything really solid, non-vibratory, autonomous, dead, and discrete?

Continue Reading December 16, 2009 at 8:46 pm Leave a comment

Copenhagen Climate Change Talks Fixed and Flawed

“‘We don’t have a leader who is able to grasp [the issue] and say what is really needed. Instead we are trying to continue business as usual,” says James Hansen, the world’s pre-eminent climate scientist on December 2, 2009.

Also Annie Leonard on why “cap and trade” is flawed. Why cap and trade is flawed by Annie Leonard http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pA6FSy6EKrM&feature=player_embedded

Continue Reading December 2, 2009 at 3:00 pm Leave a comment

A New Direction for Health Care and the Economy

The idiocy of a profit motivated disease care system: The more disease, the greater the profits. Disease pays, hence the motivation is to keep Americans sick. That makes economic sense to some, but not to me. What about you?

Continue Reading November 17, 2009 at 5:51 pm Leave a comment

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