A book on the positive and negative emotions humans have with respect to the Earth.
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
(written in 2002 in response to massive bushfires in the Sydney and Hunter areas of New South Wales). Still relevant? Life for both human and non-humans can be put at risk in an instant by wildfire. Wildfire has the potential to kill and maim many hundreds of humans and destroy their property (Ash Wednesday,
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. It is not “topophobia”, where you have fear of a place that might prevent you from
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:
First posted Sunday, 12 January 2014 on HealthEarth. Eco-evil I can think of an ethical issue that involves the very possibility of a good life for millions of babies and young people worldwide. It is also an issue that causes misery and death right now to thousands of young people worldwide. This issue is getting
It seems that most of the current crop of politicians in the world could not give a crap for their own children to flourish. They could not even give a fart for their grandchildren to be secure. Is this lack of care for the future a new human pathological norm? Or is it temporary insanity
The loss of identity tied to a sense of place was one of the defining characteristics of my concept of solastalgia. The issue of “identity” was even in the sub-title of the first publication devoted to it. In my first publication on this topic I argued that, while solastalgia is a serious psychic condition, it
“Soliphilia” is the love of the totality of our place relationships, and a willingness to accept the political responsibility for protecting and conserving them at all scales. The concept has its origins in the French solidaire (interdependent) and the Latin solidus (solid or whole), and, the love of one’s fellow citizens and neighbors implied by the Greek
Terratorture (acts of intentional cruelty to the Earth). From: Terra (the Earth) and Torture, Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin tortūra, from Latin tortus, past participle of torquēre, to twist. Cognate concepts: Terratort (Earth injury where ecocide and tierracide are inflicted on the Earth). From: Tort Middle English, injury, from Old French, from
The PDF: Open Cuts Solastalgia 2003 Written by my colleagues Nick Higginbotham and Sonia Freeman for the Joint Medical and Health Sciences Newsletter 118 December 2003. I provided the notes on Solastalgia for the article which was edited by Kathy Byrne of the Faculty of Health, The University of Newcastle.
I have often wanted a single word for ‘What the Fuck’? One that has class, pure Latin, and can be used in scholarly circles and polite conversation. According the the Urban Dictionary, WTF is; “A phrase said to state that one is in total disbelief or confusion as to what has happened, or what is happening.” When I get yet another