Archive for Peter Frase

Prometheus Rebound

Posted in Ecological resilience, Evolution, Organic agriculture, Revolution, Sustainable farming, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2017 by rgwallace

Eagle eating snakeIn embracing Prometheus, techno-optimists expunge Zeus’s succeeding curse, an omission that aligns right alongside their myopia around one of two of humanity’s sources of wealth.

Earth’s regenerative natural resources are clearly as necessary an input as human labor. Otherwise, ignoring we’d never have evolved in the first place, any cargo system organized around mutual aid, even resignified in opposition to the colonial enterprise, would be no better than breaking rocks.

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It’s Official

Posted in Ecological resilience, Evolution, Revolution with tags , , , , , , , on May 13, 2014 by rgwallace

According to two just-released scientific reports–here and here— the West Antarctica ice sheet, all 2.2 million km3 floating attached to the continent, is now officially disintegrating. The NASA animation above shows recent glacier dynamics–increasing velocity and decreasing elevation–along the Amundsen Embayment.

Melt off is now thought irreversible and will likely increase the global sea level ten feet over only a couple hundred years.

Our generation’s Kollektivschuld, unique among Earth’s species extant and extinct, isn’t just that climate change is anthropogenic, but that we could have done something about it and chose not to.

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