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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,000 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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Ecology: Developing Ecological Consciousness

In the last three posts we have heard from some of the most articulate spokespersons for shifting human consciousness from a preoccupation with human-centred economic and social development on planet Earth to understanding that human well-being is possible only if … Continue reading

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Ecology: What on Earth Are We Doing?

Readers of this blog have been on a journey with me through the literature about future prospects for our grandchildren.  We began with a review of how industrial society was built by the intensive use of energy, mainly from fossil … Continue reading

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Ecology: Breaking Free from Economic Mind to Eco-Mind

Humanity in the industrialized world of the 21st century is held fast by the dominant and destructive paradigm of the economic mind.  We can expect no possibility for sustainability if we don’t break free from it.  But what to replace … Continue reading

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Ecology: How Should We Live Here on Earth?

In the previous post I drew on the work of Thomas Berry and Osprey Orielle Lake to help answer the question: Which way do we go from here?  Their answer was to revitalize our industrial lives so that we see … Continue reading

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Ecology: Which Way Do We Go from Here?

The story of this blog so far tells how humanity strove to become a controlling force over nature.  It is not a noble story; but neither can it be said to be an ignoble story.  It is a mixed blessing.  … Continue reading

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Economics: Summary and Review

I have devoted many posts over the past few months describing how the economy operates as one of the determinants of human destiny.  You will recall I called this the second of five Es affecting our common future on Earth, … Continue reading

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