Browsing the archives for the The Possibilities category

The climate-conscious corpse (part 1)

It would be hard to devise a more climate-unfriendly way to go than the conventional American burial. Figuratively and in many cases literally, we drench our dead in fossil fuels.

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The hope cycle

The Badger lands and other grasslands like it are of at least the same magnitude of importance to the struggle to slow global warming as the Badger Army Ammunition Plant was to defeating Hitler and the Axis powers in the 1940s. One thing is for sure: there is far more at stake today.

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Can we imagine a better future? On dystopias and hope

People sense that the world as they know it is dying, and they are frightened beyond belief—and I mean this quite literally. Climate-change denial of the extent that we have witnessed in recent years has to be fueled in part by a fear so big there is no name for it.