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Ecoliteracy : An Essential Guide to Our Future on Earth

Ecoliteracy : An Essential Guide to Our Future on Earth

“When our central organizing priority becomes the well-being of all life, then what happens through us is the recovery of our world.”                               -Joanna Macy – Active Hope­ “The world was not left to us by our parents. It was lent to us by our children.”                              – An African Proverb “People normally cut reality into compartments, and so are unable to see the...

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Nature’s Relationships : Predator and Prey

Nature’s Relationships : Predator and Prey

Our great predators, the wolf, the cougar, the bear, and others teach us about the vital importance of interdependence in Nature. They are top predators because the power of their connecting presence is an evolutionary driver of the diversity of life. Chains of life flourish with the force of predation. The killing of predators by mankind results in broken energy connections that make a big difference in how Nature operates. The...

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What does climate change, the COVID-19 epidemic, and the stewardship of Nature have in common??

What does climate change, the COVID-19 epidemic, and the stewardship of Nature have in common??

What does climate change, the COVID-19 epidemic, and the stewardship of Nature have in common?? How are these three phrases, and the ideas that they represent, related? You might be interested in this CNN report As a scientist who regularly explores how Nature operates within a world  where human activity is a dominant influence, I witness both productive and destructive activities by humans. To explore these activities, one must first...

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Empowering Stewards of Nature — Lessons From The Web Of Life

Empowering Stewards of Nature — Lessons From The Web Of Life

Empowering Stewards of Nature  Lessons From the Web of Life (Free PDF Study Guides) This book advocates a human worldview that includes a deep consciousness for an interdependent and connected Nature. With this worldview, we are empowering humans to partner with Nature rather than unsuccessfully trying to manipulate and control Nature. Without interdependence and connectivity in Nature, all life on Earth, including we humans, would cease...

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Carl Sagan Discusses Man’s Arrogance About Nature

Carl Sagan Discusses Man’s Arrogance About Nature

Mankind cannot live without Nature but Nature can live without mankind. Mankind has compelled his nature upon Nature. Charles Darwin has famously said that “Man in his arrogance thinks himself a great work, worthy of the interposition of a deity. More humble, and I believe truer, to consider him created from animals.” A quote  from Gozilla that holds a lot of truth is “The arrogance of man is in thinking that Nature is in our control...

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We Humans Must Include Nature In Our Sense of Self

We Humans Must Include Nature In Our Sense of Self

Those of you who are regular readers of my essays might have sensed a series of themes that regularly underlie my writing:   Everything in Nature is interconnected and interdependent. Nature is our home. We humans need Nature to live, but Nature does not need we humans. Humans are consuming Nature’s resources and polluting the atmosphere at unsustainable rates that might result in  the end of the human race by 2100. We senior...

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