Blog Posts

Economics, Reimagining and Reinventing Economies, The Threatening Catastrophe: Responding Now

The Futility of Symbolic Environmentalism

Like offering a band-aid for a bullet wound, Michael Goldberg argues that individual lifestyle changes may be little more than moral signifiers in the fight against climate change. For Goldberg such symbolic gestures are out of their depth when faced with the mounting material concerns of a global disaster.

Reimagining and Reinventing the Wisdom Traditions—Spirituality, Theology

Can God Stop Climate Change Singlehandedly?

According to theologian Tom Oord, we need a revolution. One that isn’t just social and political, but is spiritual and religious as well. One that believes creation and all creatures are intrinsically valuable.

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.