Firebird Journal

Survival and Renewal in the Anthropocene

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Earth consciousness: working toward a better tomorrow

   NASA’s 2023 Earth Day poster — part of a global event to raise Earth Consciousness “Avoiding climate breakdown will require cathedral thinking. We must lay the foundation while we may not know exactly how to build the ceiling.” — Greta Thunberg All social and political movements begin as ideas born of necessity, desire or […]

Beyond the Decade of Reckoning

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“I have a child who is of an age that he could live to see the year 2100. So this isn’t such a remote problem.” — David Wrathall, Oregon State University climate migration researcher You’ve probably seen a Star Wars movie where the characters scurry around without space suits on a remote desert planet. (That’s […]

Will the “Decade of Reckoning” crash the global economy?

This article is part of the series What’s Next for the Planet? Read the series introduction. “The climate crisis is becoming a financial crisis.” — NY Times article titled “Climate Shocks Are Making Parts of America Uninsurable.” It’s only 2023, and it’s already happening. In May, State Farm, the largest insurer of California homes, simply […]

Will civilization collapse? Ask a climate refugee…

This article is part of the series What’s Next for the Planet? Read the series introduction. “At least 89.3 million people around the world have been forced to flee their homes.” — U.N. Refugee Agency’s end of 2021 report   Human civilization is just one component, or subsystem, of the complex living system we call […]