The Baconian War on Life

The Baconian War on Life

In his book, "Domination of Nature," William Leiss traces the destructive impact of modern civilization on Life to pervasive attitudes originating with Sir Francis Bacon in the 17th century. Countering the defeatism in 17th century society towards natural disasters in the form of the bubonic plague, childhood diseases, etc., Bacon proposed that the mechanical inventions of the industrial revolution be employed to "conquer and subdue Nature, to shake her to her foundations."

Why I Quit Consuming Dairy

Why I Quit Consuming Dairy

Dairy consumption is a sleeper item in the whole diet issue and hasn't received much attention in environmental circles. Of the 1.3 billion heads of cattle worldwide, 320 million are in India where cows are mostly allowed to live out their natural lives and beef consumption is not very popular. India has 600 million vegetarians who consume dairy on a routine basis. Thus dairy cattle form a substantial segment of the cattle population that is currently impacting land use changes throughout the world.

The Fitter, Slimmer Test

The Fitter, Slimmer Test

Day by day, Americans have been getting fatter and sicker. This works out great for the food industry as the demand for their products increases with American appetites. It works out equally great for the Pharmaceutical industry as sicker Americans pop more pills daily. Unfortunately, this combination is now bankrupting the system, while making for some unhappy, angry citizens.
 

Climate Healers Manifesto

Climate Healers Manifesto

This is surely the most exciting time to be alive, for this generation will be viewed in history as either the Greatest Generation that ever existed on earth for having taken steps to overcome all these crises or it will be vilified as the Worst Generation ever for failing to do so. No other generation was afforded such an opportunity to steer the future of Life on Earth so dramatically.