Author: glennaalbrecht

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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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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Generation Symbiocene, Optimism and Symbiocene Identity

The loss of identity tied to a sense of place was one of the defining characteristics of my concept of solastalgia.[1] 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

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Soliphilia

“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

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