Climate breakdown and human health

I have recently come across two articles on climate change from a human health perspective, who urgently demand action to minimize climate-related threats to human health and related costs. These articles were published in one of the highest-impact medical journal, The New England Journal of Medicine. Some highlights are the summary of climate change on…

The Anthem of the Anthropocene

Hurt (Original: Nine Inch Nails, 1995, Cover: Johnny Cash, 2002) I hurt myself today To see if I still feel I focus on the pain The only thing that’s real The needle tears a hole The old familiar sting Try to kill it all away But I remember everything What have I become My sweetest…

Tal av advokaten Pia Björstrand i försvar av XR rebellen Anna Termine (2020-12-10, Rådhuset, Stockholm)

Obs! Den här bloggen baserar på en Facebook posting av “Extinction Rebellion Sverige” 2020-12-18 [Web]. Jag formaterade meddelandet och talet för att kunna läsa texten lättare, visa strukturen, och länker referenserna [WI-2020-12-18] 1. Introduktion Förra veckan ställdes rebellen Anna Termine inför rätta för att ha limmat fast sig vid entrén till Socialdemokraternas hus och ha…

A taxonomy of climate activism

Note: The following text is for discussion and will be updated based on received commen 1. Introduction Climate activism is often based on loosely defined concepts such as “Non-Violent Direct Action” (NVDA), “civil disobedience”, “strikes”, “protests”, and other forms, which may be used with different meanings by different groups, and, therefore, lack conceptual clarity. In…

Why climate justice needs both love and rage

Summary The following text presents the concept of the “three modes of nature”, ie tamas (“passivity”), rajas (“activity”), and sattwa (“balance”),  from Indian philosophy. The basic idea states that these conflicting modes of human nature (prakriti)  creates a fundamental dilemma which does not allow humans to perform good, peaceful and powerful actions in the real…

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