Anxiety 1: 爥, a poem.

Originally posted on 360 by bike:
爥 A wildfire carried by wind, Consuming life before realization, so alive that rain-soaked moss withers and lights, Whips across miles, Like dust in a gentle breeze For the orbital lens ? ? An ember rests deep in the ashes Ripples its old light out in darkness The bond tears, the grain cracks…

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We Reached Peak Stuff

Originally posted on Pretending Not To Panic:
The head of sustainability at Ikea has declared that we’ve reached Peak Stuff. That’s an interesting assertion from a furniture and household goods retailer because it challenges the very concept of their consumer based business. Though he didn’t define how that will change the products for sale, it…

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You, Today (Part One- Live)

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi At the beginning of my journey, I wrote pages and pages of thoughts on how I should continue with my life having been introduced to the severity of this impending disaster. My plan, originally, was to type […]

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Jill Pelto: Climate change art

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Jill Pelto - Climate change art

Bangor Daily News:Jill Pelto, an artist and scientist, recently completed a project as part of her honors thesis that explores the issues of human-induced climate change she has studied with her father over many years of study.

“I call it environmental art,” she said. “The way I use it is specifically to communicate particular issues.”

Jill Pelto made it her mission to show others the facts through unique watercolors and screen prints that illustrate the effects of climate change by integrating scientific data with her own unique artwork.

“I incorporated a graph with data points and used some sort of illustration to give a narrative about what the piece was about,” Jill Pelto said. “A lot of scientists don’t know how to communicate their research. … Since I’m involved in both the science world and the…

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The World Today

Ideally, after the passing of such a crisis, we could take advantage of the removal of today’s society and reshape it in a better way. In order to do this, we must first address what is wrong with the world today. A list seems to be in order: Intolerance of religious differences of sexual orientation […]

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Potential

Personally, I am not happy with society today as it is. I could go on for hours about what is wrong with it. History itself is proof that humans live to serve short-sighted, self-centered agendas. The destruction of our environment, the enslavement of any number of peoples, the idea of racially applied social Darwinism, and […]

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