Opinion | Biden’s all-EV dream lives on, despite a lack of sales or feasibility – The Washington Post

The Biden administration’s costly and coercive crusade to replace internal combustion vehicles (ICVs) with electric vehicles (EVs) is disproportionate to its minuscule climate impact. Source: Opinion | Biden’s all-EV dream lives on, despite a lack of sales or feasibility – The Washington Post Compared to the cost of continued fossil fuel emissions? ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS, people. Ecological costs are REAL and Continue Reading

The hugely massive FAIL of social media companies.

It’s a huge FAIL on the part of Social Media companies that our content is not ALL instantly available to us, forever. Facebook in particular. They (Facebook) were once very open in their API, and made it simple to save posts and comments to blogs, and vice versa. And , by many of the same mechanisms, interoperable, so that posts Continue Reading

The Great Work of Ecological Civilization

Someone just tweeted a link to Bill McKibben’s first Climate book, “The End of Nature”, which was published/released Jan. 1, 1989. Their tweet said “Should have listened to you in 1989”. It got me thinking about how that was just a couple of months prior to the birth of our first child. And it was prior to the Internet becoming Continue Reading

Delgado: Don’t Look Up

Don’t Look Up https://sharondelgado.org/2023/03/29/dont-look-up/ via @SharonD19031284 Sharon Delgado on how after the latest IPCC report, the media is hardly mentioning it. “Many of us in the global North are privileged enough to be able to find ways to insulate ourselves (temporarily) from the reality and impacts of climate change on our lives and hope that the fires and floods don’t Continue Reading

Hauerwas and the Ecological Crisis? A “war” not addressed.

For a few years now, since my “Eco-conversion” in 2014, I find myself bothered by the absence of any attention at all to the Climate Crisis by many of my earlier influential authors, and Hauerwas stands out here. He is definitely a pivotal influence theologically. But he, unfortunately stands out in the absence of theological reflection on the Climate Crisis.The Continue Reading

Always with you

This reflection on “the poor you will have with you always” initiated a similar illumination for me regarding the “other issues” which are central to our mission , but call upon us to recognize a very important matter to “Salvation”, which is the Restoration of Creation as central to our being able to respond to any “issues”. We need our Continue Reading

Christians called to keeping Creation

I shared this post from Shane yesterday, but another area where “Christians” need converting is to the notion that Christians are called to be participants in “keeping” Creation (and the word “to keep” there is the same as the one used in one of the very next Genesis stories: “Am I my brother’s keeper”). Late 20th and early 21st century Continue Reading

Christians called to keeping Creation

I shared this post from Shane yesterday, but another area where “Christians” need converting is to the notion that Christians are called to be participants in “keeping” Creation (and the word “to keep” there is the same as the one used in one of the very next Genesis stories: “Am I my brother’s keeper”). Late 20th and early 21st century Continue Reading

History of Race is much like the history of Earth

A “checkered past” and continued denial in the present Much like the uproar about CRT, is the pushback on the idea that humans have ushered in the Anthropocene. The systemic buildup of CO2 in our atmosphere, coupled with the accompanying extractive and disruptive technologies that have damaged soil, coral reefs, and wetlands, and clear cut for pastures to feed our Continue Reading

“to work at this work alone is to fail”

“We need to help each other. Consumer-based approaches and “simple things” lists tend to reinforce our sense that the only sphere in which we can act is our own little private lives, and that isolates us. But the isolation we all sometimes feel in the face of the magnitude of the problems is itself a major part of the problem. Continue Reading