Book Review: Ministry for the Future

February 22, 2023 admin 0

Author: Kim Stanley Robinson Reviewer: Marilyn Freeman It’s rare that speculative fiction gets a review in a magazine aimed at practically-minded Transitioners, but the novel covers many bases of interest to those who recognize that the Anthropocene has changed climatic systems to the point of trophic catastrophe. This compelling story opens with a disastrous “wet bulb” heat wave that kills most of the inhabitants of a city in India. A new international crisis body is […]

The Green “Red Line”

February 21, 2023 admin 0

EDITORIAL COLLECTIVE – Good old Greenpeace! Still hanging in there with the unpopular positions. While the Green Parties of Europe have all gone nuke and affirmed nuclear energy as carbon-free, Greenpeace doggedly reminds the world of some inconvenient truths. Resorting to nuclear power is the red line in the sand which the environmental movement should not have crossed. There has been a veritable nuke revival during the past five years. It has intensified as Europe […]

The Wind That Wants To Be Seen

February 14, 2023 admin 0

By Allan David Smith-Reeve From my bedroom windowI look up the driveway between the lilac hedgesnorth over open fieldsfrom where winter arrives most days She arrives with her weathersilent and nakedI have to look for her in treetops But today She rushes at my doorstepHowling between the gaps in my door and windowed defensesAnd declares herself clothed in the snow she’s gathered upwith skirts swirling spiraling. She revels in her wintry wearFreezing the blood of […]

A Young Activist Dreams

February 11, 2023 admin 0

Norah von Bieberstein Talks with the Greenzine about the Youth Climate Action Club (YCAC) CHERYL LYON – With a snow storm raging outside on January 25, the Greenzine “Zoomed” in on Norah von Bieberstein at home with her parent, Ziysah. Norah is a Kaawate Elementary School student in Grade 4 in Peterborough, learning a lot about climate change in there. From the hill that the school stands on, they can look out and see so […]

Surface Pressure – Ecojustice version

February 11, 2023 admin 0

Adapted by Norah and Ziysah von Bieberstein from the original song lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda We’re the strong ones, we’re not nervousWe’re as tough as the crust of the earth isWe fight for what concerns usAnd we glow ’cause we know what our worth is We know how hard all the work isWe’re prepared to fight for what serves usDestroyers, greed-mongers, you’re free no longerWe see all the factions, we call you to action But […]

Clive Mason’s Rant – Part 2

February 10, 2023 admin 0

Part 1 PETER CURRIER – When George Guessworthy of Climate Crunch and builder Clive Mason last met, they discussed the manifestations of ecological abuse – the lifestyles and tech aspects, with an on-the-ground look at how planet Earth reached a state of crisis. As they continue their dialogue here they delve into why humanity is failing to recognize and plan for the climate crisis. Clive has brought them a Coke, and all the preliminary niceties […]