The people of Newfoundland are a patient lot, but their patience has been further tested this month. And that test provides me a teaching moment: Our negative impacts on the world can be halted, but we assume too often that when they are halted, the world will recover, promptly and smoothly, to its former condition. … Continue reading
Understanding the Anthropocene – we have cast our planet adrift on a dangerous voyage, and need to take charge before it is too late.
Our only home is adrift, and moving fast into dangerous waters. We need to man up, take over the controls, and bring it to safer waters. The terrible irony is that Earth is adrift because of our unthinking actions. It’s high time to clean up the messes we have made. Yet mostly, we do not … Continue reading
Preamble With COP21 in full swing in Paris, I thought I’d postpone any discussion of Canada’s contribution, or of the result of that conference, and instead present some thoughts on why climate change is the most wicked of wicked environmental problems, and why it has taken us so long to get to this point. And … Continue reading