Category: psychoterratic

Social Ecology and Organic Environmental Design

(Original publication in Rethinking the Built Environment: Proceedings of the Catalyst ’95 Conference, 13-16 July, 1995, ed. By Dr. Janis Birkeland, Centre for Environmental Philosophy, Planning and Design, University of Canberra, PO Box 1, Belconnen. Glenn A. Albrecht, The Department of Geography, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan NSW 2308. Introduction One of the major intellectual

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Ecosystem Health and Insurance (2002)

Taking LIFE Insurance Seriously:A revolutionary role for the global insuranceindustry in achieving sustainability Albrecht G, Rapport DJ. 2002. Taking LIFE insurance seriously: a revolutionary role for the global insurance industry in achieving sustainability. In Healthy Ecosystems Healthy People [conference], Washington, DC. International Society for Ecosystem Health in association with the Center for Applied Biodiversity Science

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Beware the Oikos

Beware the Oikos “Prior to the development of the formal concept of rights in the seventeenth century, ancient Greek society provided a model of how rules of entitlement and ownership were regulated within the context of the household and the family. In Ancient Greece, property ownership was subject to a set of rules that clearly

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Koalas killed by Concrete.

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” John Muir (1911). The plight of Koalas in eastern Australia is highlighted by what at first glance appears to be a minor issue of a quarry expansion in a place called Brandy Hill at Seaham in

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Emergent Sumbioregional Identity

  Extract from Earth Emotions: From what I have outlined above, human identity for all; males, females and LBGI+, has become a place of dangerous contradictions, with globalization destroying the planet while locking people into psychic instability, toxic jobs, structural unemployment, under-employment, addictive consumption and deep inequality. Control and influence over our emotions in such

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Every Emission Counts: Avoiding the Erasure of Identity

There are many important issues on Earth right now. Movements such as “Me too” and now, “Black Lives Matter” are hugely important in addressing systematic injustice. Today, I carefully examined a graph (above) that shows that there is one huge issue over-riding all others … climate warming. As Siberia melts 80 years ahead of sober

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The Importance of Language: “the expansion of my language means the expansion of my world”.

If “the limits of my language … mean the limits of my world”, as the early Wittgenstein once argued, then our current language has impoverished both humans and the nature it supposedly describes. I am a scientific realist, yet I acknowledge the power of language and narratives in creating the zeitgeist, through which humans interpret

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