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Latest Posts in climate change

Natural Disasters

It’s hard to look away from natural disasters. We wonder why, after so many years of studying them, their impact has not lessened, and their restoration time has not shortened. The few minutes of attention we give them from the morning newspapers or the evening news is but one type of traumatic information we absorb on a regular basis. It is painful and stress-provoking to take it all in -- school shootings, assaults, property damage, homelessness, and a general uneasiness that we are not safe in public places. Some of our anxiety is surely left over from the worst of pandemic times.


October 2022 Magazine

Our October Magazine focuses on the life on earth that is now in peril due to climate change. Dr. Peter Corning, Director of the Institute for the Study of Complex Systems, proposes A New Social Contract for Our Endangered Species.


A New Social Contract for Our Endangered Species

As the evidence of our survival crisis continues to mount—with megadroughts, catastrophic floods, rampant wildfires, melting glaciers, devastating hurricanes and more—the word “denial” comes to mind. “Too little, too late” could very well become an epitaph for our endangered species.


Notes from the Road: My Big Stump

A big windstorm blew a massive tree trunk onto the beach. Looks like the stump of a redwood to me. After a good rain falls, the tree’s wet wood takes on the reddish glow of a slow flame. When the full sun appears in a dry blue sky, the wood turns grey and withers, throwing off splinters like wiry strands in an old man’s beard. In case you didn’t know, I’m standing with sand in my shoes on the windswept Oregon coast.


Florida Climate Change and its impact on families living in Poverty

The devastating impacts of climate change are already visible across the landscape of the United States, and our most vulnerable communities, including individuals and families living in poverty and experiencing homelessness, are being unfairly impacted and hurt the most.