Firebird Journal

Survival and Renewal in the Anthropocene

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Eco Anxiety: gun violence, climate violence and you

eco anxiety, stochastic violence, climate impacts, violent climate impacts

“[In a storm], lightning is going to strike…but you [can’t] predict [exactly] when and where…” — Curt Braddock, communications expert, American University Now, here’s a word for us non-specialists: stochastic. The term is familiar to most people working in fields such as science and economics that require statistical interpretations of occurrences. But it can also […]

A year of darkness; points of light

And when the night is cloudy, there is still a light that shines on me, Shine until tomorrow, let it be — Paul McCartney Greta Thunberg’s smile said it all. The famous young climate activist was getting herself arrested, along with dozens of other protesters, for blocking an entrance to London’s posh Park Street Hotel, […]

Ecoanxiety in the Anthropocene (part 2: Falling apart)

NOTE: This is part 2 of a four-part series. (Read Part 1.) The publication of parts 3 and 4 will be postponed until an unspecified later date, as Firebird Journal’s content focuses on the COVID 19 pandemic. Ecoanxiety, defined by the American Psychiatric Association as a “chronic fear of environmental doom,” can cause feelings of […]

Ecoanxiety in the Anthropocene (part 1: Eco-greiving)

NOTE: This is Part 1 of a four-part series. (read Part 2) The publication of parts 3 and 4 will be postponed until an unspecified later date, as Firebird Journal’s content focuses on the COVID 19 pandemic. Ecoanxiety, defined by the American Psychiatric Association as a “chronic fear of environmental doom,” can cause feelings of […]