I suppose it is the curse of consciousness that leads humans to see themselves as distinct from, and superior to, nature. It is a hubris that the natural world is paying a heavy price for, as we insist on placing our wants and needs above those of other forms of life. New research is showing . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The World We Ignore
One thing that folks living in and around Howe Sound and those of us on the Islands is that we are both facing LNG developments that fly in the face of need, economic benefits, threaten Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: No part of the word ‘clean’ should be used in association with LNG
It’s astonishing how little we know about communicating with other life forms. Here’s an example of a dolphin in trouble “asking” some divers for help:
You probably know that dolphins are highly intelligent creatures, with brain sizes that are comparable to those of humans. And, like humans, they are self-aware creatures with the ability to solve problems.
I therefore suspect these magnificent creatures lead quite complex lives, and as we know, the ability to engage in complexity brings with it . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Pass the Puffer, Please
It’s from last year but still resonates with power.
Last year, I wrote a post on the power of the documentary. In it, I discussed how a good nature documentary can very powerfully help us to see both the wonders of the world and how we are destroying that world.
Last night I watched the show Nature on PBS. The particular episode, called . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The World We Are Willfully Destroying