Posts by Pando Populus
The tree and I are looking at one another closely. The tree does not move. It simply remains here with me. The tree is wiser than I am, more of a survivor.
The EPA reinvented itself and began seeing the world through the eyes of polluters. The choice was stark: change or die.
Like Rev. King, Pope Francis is calling for radical nonviolent global revolution.
The distinction of Pando Populus lies in our commitment to a worldview that displays the profound interconnectedness and mutual dependence of all the entities that make up our world.
Fourth grade students recruited State Senator Okerlund as a quaking aspen advocate and spokesperson on the senate floor and he, along with colleagues, passed Senate Bill 41 to change the state tree from the Colorado Blue Spruce to the quaking aspen – Pando, of course, being the oldest and largest example. Then the governor signed it into law.
“Very few regrets, I thought, except this one: that we had not done justice to this huge, overshadowing, overwhelming issue of…Climate Change.” — Alan Rusbridger, Guardian
The “modern” world quickly abandoned Greek wisdom. Seventeenth-century scientists constructed a machine out of the sacred natural world and cosmos of the Greeks. Even humans started thinking like machines.
My argument is that thinking that leaves subjects out of the picture not only ignores the fundamental reality, but also does practical damage.
Should climate scientists frankly tell the public just how dire the situation is? On this question, there are differences of opinion within the climate community.
The history of a world composed of nation states has not been a pretty one. Why should we care? It is not promising that governments are ceasing to be sovereign. It is hard to expect transnational corporations to make the decisions needed to save the habitability of the planet.
Our knowledge of the microscopic world has exploded. For machines, without human programming, to “communicate” and “sense” does indeed sound “almost magical.”