The Effort of Blame: Bushfires and Burnt Koalas.

I have meteoranxiety. The red, orange and yellow colours on the satellite weather screen indicate the intensity of precipitation. Yellow is moderate, red is heavy rain. I am being teased by the rain. Only the top of my head is wet but the most savage drought I have experienced in my lifetime (I am 66)

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detitanise

The act of confronting those people, institutions and corporations that have become too large and powerful to be in the public, community or global interest. The confrontation results in the transfer of titanic power and its re-incorporation into intensely democratic and sumbiocratic decision-making structures at local and sumbioregional levels. In the Symbiocene the Titans will have

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Meuacide: the extinction of emotions

The extinction of emotions. (From meuə– an Indo-European root for words such as remove, motion and emotion plus cide meaning to kill). Meuacide leads to the extinction of human emotions by forces that, for example, destroy psychological, cultural and biophysical diversity in order to replace rich and diverse emotional connections to place and home at

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Earth Emotions and Ecology

“In many respects, especially for Indigenous people, the scientifically derived terms “ecology,” “ecological,” and “ecosystem” also fail to capture the emotional and cultural dimensions of the human relationship to land. They are useful terms in systems science but not so relevant to the expression of human emotions. Ecosystems are abstractions, as it is impossible to

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Marx and Engels on the Sustainable Society

Written in July 1991, revised May 1992, revised for Healthearth Blog November 2011, republished here in December 2019. The now almost orthodox view of Marx and Engels concerning the relationship humans have to the natural environment is that they endorsed a strongly anthropocentric or human centered philosophy which gave humans a position of dominance over

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Topoaversion

From Earth Emotions: “Topoaversion” is a conceptual response to the feeling that you do not wish to return to a place that you once loved and enjoyed, when you know that it has been irrevocably changed for the worse.[1] It is not “topophobia”, where you have fear of a place that might prevent you from

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The Ethics of Killing Horses

Posted in response to the recent (October 2019) revelations about the death of ex-race horses in Australia. See: https://iview.abc.net.au/show/7-30 and …. https://www.news.com.au/sport/explosive-730-investigation-exposes-brutal-slaughter-of-thousands-of-healthy-racehorses/news-story/eafb209900ad1c18a38b2062ad679381 Pre-publication sections from Chapter 11: ‘Ethics in Conflict’,  By McManus, P., Albrecht, G, & Graham, R. (2012) The Global Horseracing Industry: Social, Economic, Environmental and Ethical Perspectives, Routledge, London. Chapter 11: Ethics in conflict:

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