by elephantjournal.com on May 16, 2013
But the Dalai Lama said that we should first detach ourselves from the situation in order to become objective. Forget about politics. Forget about money. Forget about territory, borders, or ego. Become objective and look at the world from the standpoint of a steward–a steward who regards his or her immediate surroundings with an insurmountable level of love and care.
by elephantjournal.com on May 7, 2013
by Waylon Lewis on May 6, 2013
Can We Survive Ourselves? Yes. But Will We? Years ago, I interviewed leading environmental hero Lester Brown. He said we were doomed—unless we decided as a society, as we did before WWII, to rapidly mobilize. Five years later, little has changed for the better. The key, he said then, is media. Communication. Education. Where will [...]
by Lisa Tully on Apr 30, 2013
Ever wondered what life would be like without dysfunctional families, plastic bags and distant governing bodies telling us what to do locally? In my search for cultures that can teach us something new I have started to explore a far away land where life is more harmonious. Learn about my findings here.
by Martin Murphy on Apr 20, 2013
I was pondering the question: ‘If there was a panacea for the challenges we all face, what would it be?’ My research was already steering me towards the idea of localization, but when I watched the movie The Economics of Happiness produced by Helena Norberg-Hodge, I became convinced. It seems obvious to me that the [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Apr 18, 2013
Source: flickr.com via Lacy on Pinterest Climate change will lead to bumpier flights caused by increased mid-air turbulence, according to an analysis by scientists of the impact of global warming on weather systems over the next four decades. The increasing air turbulence results from the impact of climate change on the jet streams, the fast, [...]
by Walk The Talk Show on Apr 12, 2013
Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis: Frances Moore Lappé. “Every aspect of our lives is, in a sense, a vote for the kind of world we want to live in.” ~ Frances Moore Lappé This lady is all about power, possibility, joy & honesty. We’re in love. Waylon interviewed Frances Moore Lappé via skype as part [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Mar 23, 2013
For the record—I do not think that any sea ice will survive this summer. An event unprecedented in human history is today, this very moment, transpiring in the Arctic Ocean. The cracks in the sea ice that I reported on my Sierra Club Canada blog and elsewhere over the last several days have spread and [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Mar 18, 2013
Since the Industrial Revolution, carbon dioxide levels increased 38 percent because of humans, methane levels have increased 148 percent, nitrous oxide is up more than 15 percent—and the list goes on and on…
by elephantjournal.com on Mar 18, 2013
We never know the worth of water till the well is dry. ~ Thomas Fuller
by elephantjournal.com on Mar 15, 2013
Hang on folks… the times they are a-changin’.
by elephantjournal.com on Mar 12, 2013
The opposite of what we thought would work.
by Rolly Montpellier on Mar 12, 2013
70 percent now believe that climate change is real compared with 52 percent in 2010. Climate change deniers who say it’s not taking place fell to 15 percent from 22 percent.
by elephantjournal.com on Mar 11, 2013
Winter Blues. Spare a thought for those of us in the Southern Hemisphere; winter is approaching fast. This is a sad, sad fact. My Northern Hemisphere neighbours may at this stage feel little sympathy as they emerge from a bone chilling adventure with Old Man Winter. The thaw is starting to set in. Crocuses are [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Mar 6, 2013
Source: wikihow.com via wikiHow on Pinterest Let’s face it—we like to push the “easy button” in this country. We’ve cocooned and fortressed ourselves so that it’s easy to deny problems and causalities and easy to avoid facts. When it comes to climate change (or “chaos,” as it’s also been referred to), if we admit that [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Feb 26, 2013
by Tom Grasso on Feb 22, 2013
…are those things the very beginning of rebirth we seek? Isn’t it just a matter of awareness, of seeing the opportunity to embrace the beauty and be reborn? Is it just a matter of seeking something different?
by elephantjournal.com on Feb 22, 2013
I joined with nearly 50,000 protesters who endured freezing winds to express their fervent desire that President Obama take bold action on climate change. For my husband, Ted and I, the Forward on Climate rally was a culmination of years of living a green lifestyle. It was time to move beyond the recycling bin and compost [...]
by Lynn Hasselberger on Feb 18, 2013
Yesterday, an estimated 40,000 people gathered in Washington D.C. for the Forward On Climate rally.
by elephantjournal.com on Feb 18, 2013
by elephantjournal.com on Feb 15, 2013
Sandy, Irene, Katrina…hurricanes are fast becoming household names and have many people worried over the connection between extreme weather and the amount of greenhouse gases people are pumping into the atmosphere.
by elephantjournal.com on Feb 14, 2013
Source: Uploaded by user via Maja on Pinterest Details: The Mall, Washington, D.C., Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013; noon to 4 pm . For more information, go here. Remember the Keystone XL Pipeline, purveyor of tar sands, the planet’s most toxic fossil fuel yet? Bulletin: the Keystone XL Pipeline project has not only not gone away, it’s [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Feb 12, 2013
1. It will feel like you are dying.
by elephantjournal.com on Feb 9, 2013
by Martin Murphy on Feb 3, 2013
People that study climate change, income inequality and all the other challenges we face are beginning to get on my nerves now, not because what they say is wrong, but because we don’t need telling anymore. Scientists and academics would serve us better by researching the answers and it would be better if movie [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Feb 2, 2013
Author, global strategist and speaker Daniel Rirdan set out to create a plan addressing the future of our planet. His book The Blueprint: Averting Global Collapse, published last year, does just that. “It has been a 60-hour-a-week routine,” Rirdan told mongabay.com in a recent interview. “Basically, I would wake up with the burden of the world [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Jan 31, 2013
We are all interconnected, and it’s time we started acting like it.
by Lynn Hasselberger on Jan 31, 2013
Hurricanes, wildfires, record heat? Oh my!
by Lynn Hasselberger on Jan 21, 2013
This was one of my favorite moments of his speech. But…what I’d like to hear is a plan for fighting climate change. Click here to sign the “We the People” petition demanding “that our leaders act on the recommendations coming from an overwhelming majority of the scientific community to halt climate change and save the [...]
by Lynn Hasselberger on Jan 19, 2013
Who says we can’t have a little laugh about our environmental problems?
by elephantjournal.com on Jan 18, 2013
What we can learn by studying birds.
by Yasodhara Ashram on Jan 17, 2013
Understanding symbolism is a key to living with more awareness. If you keep your eyes and ears open and are a good observer, you will see that much is revealed that is thought to be hidden.
by elephantjournal.com on Jan 14, 2013
Fracking causes friction in “Promised Land.”
by Karl Saliter on Jan 10, 2013
Here is a letter, emailed to me this morning. My responses are in italics.
by Rebecca Lammersen on Jan 8, 2013
Source: Uploaded by user via Kris on Pinterest The other day I was cleaning my garage and discovered a box of old clothes and toys from my childhood. This is the box every adult is bestowed by their mother when they move into their first house—“Here, now this can take up space in your garage, [...]
by Anne Falkowski on Jan 7, 2013
Are you really doing yoga? Oh, I know you are doing it on the mat; you have a great down dog, up dog, chaturanga, that type of thing. But do you let what you learn on the yoga mat have a place in your life? Or do you simply plug away in your day-to-day business as [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Jan 4, 2013
It was another year of incredible weather extremes unparalleled in American history during 2012.
by Karl Saliter on Dec 31, 2012
Let’s look at time, love, the human condition, and God. But quickly, no fluff.
by Karl Saliter on Dec 29, 2012
A note which one farmer may have left, unseen and unread, blowing along the rows of his once fertile, now ruined land.
by Karl Saliter on Dec 24, 2012
So out of the tunnel and up. Up into the Main Concourse. I arrive there, my feet on the floor. This room is huger than God’s Fist.
by Cayte Bosler on Dec 21, 2012
Jeff Orlowski has been picking up so many awards his arms must be tired.
by Bud Wilson on Dec 20, 2012
Chasing Ice is an important, infuriating, powerful, helpful, frustrating enlightening film
by elephantjournal.com on Dec 16, 2012
Save the People. “Yeah there is just no way man is having any effect on the climate.” ~ a top Reddit comment. More: “What’s most changing the climate can’t be seen. More developed countries do a better job of filtering out particulate matter and other emissions, but do little about CO2 or methane.” And: [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Dec 15, 2012
Marine snails, also known as sea butterflies, are dissolving in the Southern Seas due to anthropogenic carbon emissions, according to a new study in Nature GeoScience. Scientists have discovered that the snail’s shells are being corroded away as pH levels in the ocean drop due to carbon emissions, a phenomenon known as ocean acidification. The [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Dec 10, 2012
Raising human consciousness has become a far more important concern than ever before. With thanks for our sponsor, Isha Foundation. For the first time, individual human beings have become so phenomenally powerful—empowered by technology. If now human consciousness does not rise, the world will go towards destruction. Right now, the way we are constructing the [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Dec 4, 2012
There was a flurry of activity at CU Boulder despite the uncharacteristically warm weather Sunday night. Bill McKibben, an American climate activist, author and journalist was in town for his Do the Math Tour. He’s the founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org. In his traditionally accessible style, McKibben presented three numbers that might add [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Dec 3, 2012
Are you getting the picture? That the coal, oil and gas companies are actively seeking the demise of humanity, civilization, most mammalian life on the planet?
by Chris Fici on Nov 29, 2012
We have an existential crisis.