Biosphere

Biosphere

The world has enough for everyone’s need, but not enough for everyone’s greed.

Mahatma Gandhi

Big Questions

Is the hydrologic cycle being hacked by climate change? (i.e., humans?)


Science Be Dammed: How Ignoring Inconvenient Science Drained the Colorado River
by Eric Kuhn

When it comes to the conflict between growth’s relentless extractive attack on the biosphere vs. the imperative to feed and provide jobs for 10 billion people in the future, are we truly caught between a rock and a hard spot?

Every Dollar Generated Takes a Bite Out of Our Planet

The extraction mentality with both corporations and the populations they serve has no planetary vision and duty of care, but only an insatiable and greedy drive and appetite for consumptive energy and profits at the exclusion of the Common Good.

Can we change?

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Is renewable energy (solar, wind, biomass) essentially a shill for the fossil fuel, mining, and heavy industries?

Is COVID-19 sending us an emergency signal about humans expanding destructive impact on the biosphere and ourselves?

Is coal collapsing faster than predicted? What will the adverse impacts be on base energy capacity and unemployment?

Cradle to Cradle: Does the company know how the parts, components, and materials are ultimately separated, processed, and disposed of and the cost of end-of-life disposal?

Big Picture

Big Picture / Life on Earth / Biosphere


Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

Clean air and water is simply the cost of a civil, healthy, and sustainable society that we must all share proportionally. Our long-term survival depends on each of us and all of us conserving the Commons.

Basic Features of the Biosphere

Biological Populations and Communities

Hazards of Life: Disease & Death

Bio-geographic Distribution of Organisms (Ecosystems)

Human Impact on the Biosphere

  • Qualities that set humans apart
  • Effects of human action upon the biosphere
    • Farming
    • Growth and land development (paving)
    • Hunting
  • Utilization of organisms by humans
  • Conservation
    • Conservation management
    • Types of natural resources
    • Management of natural resources
    • Management of the world’s food supply

Sustainability & Green

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Protect What You Love