I'm an environmental writer with a focus on fundamental but generally unrecognized ecological issues.
Headlines distract us with other concerns, but there is no question our destructive impact on the web of life, more than any other event or issue, will be civilization's legacy. Confronting this reality is today our greatest challenge.
It's not only climate change. If we hope to mitigate the ongoing environmental cataclysm, we must face squarely such topics as the sixth mass extinction of species in Earth's history and underlying drivers such as the growth of the human population.
Looking more deeply, it is time we confronted the inherent unsustainability of civilization. Whether we consider its foundation in agriculture and the resulting growth imperative or linked ecological and economic issues as immediate as global warming and peak oil, the only rational conclusion is that civilzation is surviving on borrowed time.
If we look beyond ourselves this is not bad news! If we could take a vote of all other species, there is no question they would call for an end to civilization. With that in mind, the rewilding movement offers a positive vision for the long term human future.
Here you can see a snapshot of my efforts to bring light to these topics. Take a chance and go past the front page! See the articles list, or try the blog for material not published elsewhere. Several posts are followed by updates with recent findings.
For some of my earlier environmental writing see my old blog, Growth is Madness.
Thanks for stopping by!
-- John Feeney
It is essential to see the profound peril in continued flagrant misperception of the very nature of the human situation. -- William R. Catton, Jr.