“Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.” – Revelation 22: 1-2
“Ecosystem restoration of landscapes across bioregions can ultimately lift the souls of dispirited citizens, provide continuously for their righteous livelihoods, regenerate the health and well-being of entire nations, while ensuring sustainability of our one shared biosphere… Only more leaves on the trees can heal your and our many nations’ brokenness. Please plant trees, restore ecosystems, and love nature and others.” – Dr. Glen Barry
The End of Being Looms
The ecological fabric of being is fraying and Earth is at imminent risk of become uninhabitable. The collapse of major ecological systems that provide for the..
EARTH MEANDERS ESSAY
The Chinese system of government has shown monstrous disdain for free speech, truth, and basic human rights; most recently bringing disease upon its citizens and threatening the health of the entire world. It is time for Chinese Democracy, and for totalitarian communist tyranny to end, starting with President Xi Jinping’s resignation.
“A healthy society should not have just one voice.” – Dr. Li Wenliang
“There are no rioters, only a tyrannical regime” (沒有暴徒 只有暴政) and “Five demands, not one less” (五大訴求 缺一不可) – Hong Kong Democracy Protestors
“Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” – Winston S. Churchill
“The Chinese communist party cannot be trusted to tell the truth and must step down.” – Dr. Glen Barry
To start, let me express my most sincere condolences for Chinese and other victims of the Wuhan Coronavirus. The whole world hopes for swift containment and recovery. Yet this is a manmade crisis that with a decent, functional gove..
Financed by the Other Amazon Paying for Its Name
It should be possible to pay to fully protect the Amazon rainforest while meeting local people’s needs. The best place to start is for online Amazon Inc. to pay on a sustained basis for its long overdue unpaid expropriation of the Amazon name. Transforming Amazon Inc. into a purpose driven venture will make it stronger and more appealing, while providing a long-term source of finance to keep Amazon Standing.
By Dr. Glen Barry
“There’s nothing about our model that can’t be copied over time… A lot of it comes down to the brand name. Brand names are more important online than they are in the physical world.” – Jeff Bezos
“The bill is due for Amazon company’s unpaid use of the mighty Amazon rainforest’s name.” – Dr. Glen Barry
The First Amazon
rainforest is a global ecological treasure of unparalleled importance for Earth
and all inhabitants. Over at least 55 million years vast evolutionary radiance
EARTH MEANDERS ESSAY
Key bio-geochemical patterns and processes that sustain the biosphere, and thus societies and wildlife populations, are failing. Only love, science, and nature can keep us safe and well. Or disease, ecological collapse, and despair rage until being ends. That is the truth, like it or not.
Science Truth: Naturally evolved old-growth rainforests are worth more standing than logged
“What is all your studying worth, all your learning, all your knowledge, if it doesn’t lead to wisdom? And what’s wisdom but knowing what is right, and what is the right thing to do?” – Iain Banks
“Science informed and strengthened by love is our best bet to remain healthy and prosperous in these troubled times… Looming global ecological collapse including abrupt climate change is going to make the coronavirus pandemic look like a picnic in the park.” – Dr. Glen Barry
Love and Science
Anti-science sentiment and hateful rhetoric are in vogue in certain quarters. In a disturbingly rela..
EARTH MEANDERS ESSAY
I do not know how to tell Creepy Donald’s fascist death cult that they should care for other people
The survival of America as we know it – a particularly good, but flawed country, until recently working on improvement – depends critically upon resoundingly thumping Trump at the polls.
Dr. Glen Barry
Rarely if ever has the State of the Union been as grim or as fragile.
A pandemic rages without benefit of a federal response. Self-absorbed Americans gripe about the inconvenience of wearing a mask.
As 135,000 people are dead largely un-mourned.
It has become OK to be openly racist again. Non-whites are at risk of false imprisonment or even death from squads of Karens and rogue cops.
Sick, weak, and vulnerable; our enemies put bounties on our troops. While we surreptitiously wage war on Iran, blowing up nuclear facilities. Unidentified federal agents abduct Americans off the streets of Portland.
The 2020 budget deficit has already surged to $2.7 billion as mone..
Abrupt climate change and ecosystem collapse are leading to plagues, famine, perma-war and tyranny and will ultimately result in biosphere collapse and the end of being
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse — Death, Famine, War, and Conquest — result from our everyday choices and are not preordained
“I’m just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round…”
“Regain a sense of wonderous awe at the miracle of creation and work tirelessly to protect and restore nature’s splendor.”
Dr. Glen Barry
Deep Ecology Essays by Dr. Glen Barry
Look out the window, any window, and behold portends of the end of being. The very ecological fabric of being is unraveling. Disease, famine, false prophecy, and authoritarianism are rife.
The biosphere – the thin mantle of life upon the Earth that holds ecosystems that are the habitats for all life – is dying. And all Earth’s life is threatened with prolonged collapse followed by extermination. There can be no escape. Unless as individua..
Under no circumstances will white supremacy, authoritarian fascism, and rollbacks of global human rights be tolerated
“When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.” – Sinclair Lewis*
“…another generation of American antifascists has been called to duty.” – Dr. Glen Barry
* quote disputed yet salient
America invented fascism. America’s centuries long system of white supremacy inspired Hitler’s Holocaust. Genocide and racial hostility are as American as baseball and apple pie, perhaps more so.
The new world of settler colonialism was born upon the twin sins of genocide and racism. Settlers wielding shotguns and bullwhips terrorized and subdued non-white nations; raping and enslaving dark-skinned people. Under the banners of christianity, capitalism, and democracy, white people have murdered and enslaved black people for centuries.
A white supremacist state was enshrined with highfalutin words of liberty, justice, and equality. As dispossessed Na..
Amid collapse, recall life begets life. Reject lazy thinking, reimagine everything, be the seed promoting truths that rejuvenate Earth and uplift all life.
“Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.”
Henry David Thoreau
“Life begets life. As ecology narrates… Be the seed, and tend to your garden.”
Dr. Glen Barry
Be the seed…
Life Begets Life
Miraculous seeds are our future and always have and will be. Programmed in sprouting seeds and animal zygotes, deeply within their DNA, is the perpetual renewal of life. Faith can be found in a seed, as well as the willful knowledge upon which life’s promise rests.
Together organisms propagated through seeds combine to produce plant communities, wildlife populations, human habitats and livelihoods, ecosystems, landscapes and ultimately our one living biosphere. In a cosmological wonder, these habitats bo..
Being is ending. Humanity and kindred species’ one shared environment is collapsing and dying. Wake up. Before you experience up close and personal the horrors of habitat collapse.
“Go back to the abyss! Fall into nothingness that awaits you and your master!” – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
“The biosphere is collapsing… Global ecological sustainability depends critically upon a swift end to both cutting natural vegetation and all burning.” – Dr. Glen Barry
Falling into Nothingness
Earth Meanders – Deep Ecology Essays by Dr. Glen BarryThe environment, which provides the habitat to sustain life, has been and continues to be shredded by the consuming hordes for throw-away products. Water, food, clean air, and natural resource depletion loom as exponential growth gobbles the last bits of global greenery. Sick ecosystems, abuse of animals, and over-crowdedness threaten rolling pandemics.
Nature is our only home
Humanity is dismantling the biosphere, the shared thin mantle ..
Rewilding, Population Controls, Local Food, Forever Peace, and Emission Cuts – or Die
Witness inequitable overpopulation’s thunderous crescendo before global ecological collapse destroys everything, because many could not fathom how much is enough, as too many others have nothing
“You smell that? Do you smell that?… Napalm, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that. I love the smell of napalm in the morning.” – Apocalypse Now
“Humanity’s and nature’s future, if any, are being determined now.” – Dr. Glen Barry
Earth Meanders Essays by Dr. Glen Barry
Ecological Apocalypse Now
I have a story to tell you. It regards the mayhem you see all around you. The exponential growth tearing apart being, sending humanity well beyond Earth’s carrying capacity, and threating perma-war, abject poverty, and environmental collapse if we don’t act immediately…
We will get to the solutions, but first understand the magnitude of intertwined crises as biosphere collapse looms.
Earth is massive yet..