DUNE: Sayings of the Zen-Sunni Wanderers

Ignore the space opera trappings. Dune goes deep.
Early Dune illo by John Schoenherr.

Plants Rule Water Cycle, Water Cycle Rules Climate?

“Plants are really the thermostat of the world.” #BioticPump #GaiaHypothesis

Imaginings & Imagings of Mars – A Poetic SciFi Ramble Through the Rubble

Anomalies and ambiguities of LeMars Imaginaire, a ramble through scifi narratives, contrarian / conspiracist readings, and NASA denials.

E.M. Thrivability Band on Gaia?

Weird thought exercise for the day: Visualizing the narrow band of temperature that allows life to thrive – basically -30F to +130F – how ridiculously improbable it is that most of our

Moorish Orthodox Church Online Archive

Hakim Bey-ish subcult network surfaces

#Moebius “40 Days” Hits US, Finalement!

If “Inner Earth” realms actually existed, Moebius would be their chronicler.

Vernadsky! Originator of ‘Biosfera’ Concept – Life as a Geological Force on Earth

Vernadsky! …the Earth’s atmosphere itself, consisting primarily of oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon, is the creation of life. – Vernadsky Yeah, before Lovelock and the Gaia Hypothesis, long before Gorshkov / Makarieva’s “Biotic

Terrors of the Technosphere: Fresh Thinking on Climate

James Dyke, writing at The Technosphere, Our Agency, Our Planet blog*: As defined so far, there appears nothing to stop the technosphere liquidating most of the Earth’s biosphere to satisfy its growth.

Civilization & Planet-Killers, a Short & Mutable List

1. Cascading ecosystem degradation from deforestation, overfishing, habitat destruction of insects and birds, etc. Pollutants in waterways including synthetic fertilizer loads and wipeout of invisible microbial and microrrhyzal ecosystems over large regions

Feedbacks in Climate

For a few years we were looking for a neat table comparing all climate feedbacks side by side. Finally we found one in this new study about how feedbacks are handled in