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A Most Dangerous Assumption. Harvey Austin.

By Dean Walker | August 26, 2017

            A Most Dangerous Assumption “…It was amazing how many people thought money could buy them exception from the laws of nature.” S.M. Stirling Dies in the Fire, 2004, p. 5.   This is the grave mistake we make as a western culture, particularly as an American culture. We assume, because we have so much…

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Wetiko Inside and Outside: A Remarkable Teaching Moment

By Dean Walker | August 26, 2017

Wetiko Inside and Outside: A Remarkable Teaching Moment By Carolyn Baker   This thing of darkness, I acknowledge mine. “The Tempest,” William Shakespeare   In this time of extinction—whatever that means and whenever it may occur, we owe a huge debt to Paul Levy for giving us Dispelling Wetiko. In that extraordinary book, Levy writes…

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Telling the Climate Truth. Gaius Publius.

By Dean Walker | July 23, 2017

This article in Naked Capitalism and Down With Tyranny, is as strong an expression of climate realism and sober strategizing as I’ve seen. Of the now many responses to the David Wallace-Wells NY Magazine article, this one nails it for me and us here at Living Resilience.   Living Resilience readers looking for other sober…

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Assigning a Cost to BP’s Gulf Oil Spill. TruthOut. Dahr Jamail. 2014.

By Dean Walker | July 16, 2017

In April 2010, the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform exploded, causing the single largest marine oil disaster in US history. While the oil gushed from nearly a mile below the surface, BP promptly began to lowball the daily flow rate. The US government established the Flow Rate Technical Group (FRTG) led by Marcia McNutt to determine…

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The Battlefield at Mother Nature. Piercing Video from Marc Haneburght.

By Dean Walker | July 16, 2017

Prolific video producer, Marc Haneburght offers us one of his most artful and grief-filled pieces to date. This is a film to watch when you find yourself numb and uninspired. Watching this piece will either invoke your appropriate rage or your grief. Either way our hearts are inspired to break open consciously. Thank you Marc.

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The Uninhabitable Earth. NY Magazine. July 9, 2017

By Dean Walker | July 16, 2017

  In a July 9, 2017 article in New York Magazine, David Wallace-Wells did what very few mainstream journalists are willing to do. Wallace-Wells articulated a list of impacts and symptoms that we can look forward to in the very near future, if we stay on the Business as Usual track we are on. Clearly…

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