Monday, February 6, 2017

Notes for how to conduct the animal revolution

China Mieville on Utopias 
"Rather than touting our togetherness, we fight best by embracing our not-togetherness.... Rather than hoping for cohesion, our best hope might lie in conflict. Our aim, an aspect of this very utopianism, should be this strategy of tension." from The Limits of Utopia - 2014 Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Sea change

I'm laying down a marker for myself and whoever might read this. Guardian headline: "Soaring ocean temperature is 'greatest hidden challenge of our generation.'" 
The soaring temperature of the oceans is the “greatest hidden challenge of our generation” that is altering the make-up of marine species, shrinking fishing areas and starting to spread disease to humans, according to the most comprehensive analysis yet of ocean warming.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

anthrax... return from a forgotten time

This from Salekhard, Russia. Far north climate change has eroded the permafrost. Dead animal and human remains buried in shallow graves are being exposed as the permafrost melts. The dead bodies release anthrax into the air and water table. Time exposes the past to the present in deadly ways.

Monday, May 2, 2016

CERN news:
"Animals are a recurring problem to scientific progress" says NPR science reporter. This after a furry critter, likely a weasel, chewed through power cables at the Large Hadron Collider (the world's largest particle accelerator) and shorted the magnets. His furry body was found dead on the scene.   This is not the first time animals have shut down the power of to the massive 17 miles accelerator ring. Once a bird dropped a piece of bread into the power complex causing a short. The animal world does not know the sensitivity of these machines or rather is testing their limits by way of, well, being animals. Other worldings effect our own notion of progress.

Friday, April 22, 2016


Beavers through their dams and the ecologies (microbes etc created) de-couple nitrogen from the water. It matters because our fertilizer run-off has created too much nitrogen in the water which creates algae blooms and kills fish... basically rupturing the equilibrium. So, today more beavers could mean better ecology. Beavers also help (re)distribute water in ways that could smartly conserve it for an ecological future. Could we save California through beaver engineering? Take that human dam builders! Hoover dam and Glenn Canyon have nothing on the humble beaver!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Walton Ford and the power of history and art to think the revolution

This is just a placeholder to look more at Walton Ford's work! He is thinking of animal-human conflict and conflating the real and the fabulous, natural history and myth. Such is the work of a revolutionary!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015