This post is a series of articles I have found recently that illustrate for me the complexity of what we must deal with as a culture. I shake my head in wonder, and sometimes struggle to stay out of despair. Even in despair, I choose to be function in contemplative action.
Two graphics that illustrate the changes in average temperature over the 20th and 21st centuries. Simple, impressive.
re: Generation (20190218)
An excellent article regarding our failure as a generation to respond to the existential crisis of climate disruption — we need now to support our youth as they stand up to our acedia. Hopefully they will manage better than we have done.
The second in a series (the first is also online). Both express the vulnerability needed to come to terms with the possibility of our collapse as a species.
The strongmen strike back (20190314)
An excellent article on the rise of authoritarianism throughout the world. I am currently in a small group exploring issues of Power & Privilege; what I recognize from this article is that I am currently only exploring the tip of the iceberg.
The Gentriﬁcation of Payments (20190317)
The complexity of the issues whereby power infiltrates systems astounds me.
I assume it is also likely true of Canada. The denial of garbage is another illustration of the complexity we must overcome if we are to survive, let alone thrive, as a species.
An amazing description of life existing in places where I would not have thought possible. The resiliency of life astounds me such that I imagine that even if we destroy ourselves, life will persist. Who knows — maybe in another billion years archeologists will wonder who we were.