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Catastrophes, Pando Forest, Reenvisioning Nature; Reenvisioning Science

Public Radio Explores Hidden Connections

Paul Rogers recently sat down with Utah Public Radio’s “Undisciplined” host, Matthew LaPlante, and inorganic chemist, Lisa Berreato, to weigh in on some potential connections between the Pando forest and inorganic chemistry. An interesting conversation emerged.

Catastrophes, Reenvisioning Nature; Reenvisioning Science

Massive Organism Is Crashing on Our Watch

The first comprehensive assessment of the Pando aspen clone by researchers Paul Rogers and Darren McAvoy reveals critical threats to this unique single-tree forest.

Nature, Philosophy, Reenvisioning Nature; Reenvisioning Science, Reimagining and Reinventing Culture, Reimagining and Reinventing Education

Philosophy at Large in the Ecosphere

Every so often a culture undergoes a radical re-assessment of its primary operating assumptions. It happens rarely and slowly, because such re-imaginings are considered highly dangerous and disruptive. At their most disruptive they can alter reality, which, according to Bill Vitek, is precisely what ecospherism has done.

Advocacy, Environment, Nature

Defending the Boundary Waters

Joseph Goldstein explains why the fight for our planet is “all about the small steps forward…about getting back up despite setbacks, about consistently showing up, and about staying even when you’re discouraged,” like the defense he and his peers have mounted on behalf of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Ecological Civilization, Integral Ecology, Laudato Si, Reenvisioning Nature; Reenvisioning Science, Reimagining and Reinventing Education

A Unique Historical Opportunity

In this far-ranging and inspirational speech for a meeting of women religious in Monrovia, CA, John Cobb discusses major influences that have shaped our current situation and the alternative vision of Pope Francis in Laudato Si’. He concludes with ways that Pando at Maryknoll might incarnate integral ecology.

An Alternative Vision: Whitehead’s Philosophy, Reimagining and Reinventing Economies

A Turning Point

In this biographical reflection John Cobb responds the following: “At what point in your life did you decide ‘enough is enough’ and put it all on the line? What was it that caused or inspired you to make the change? How did you respond?”