Category: Explore

Land Clearing Reduces Rain, Biotic Pump Confirmed?

The principle of Biotic Pump was not mentioned in this somewhat stale news item / research study out of Australia from 2013. Not un-relevant to this year’s mega-fires Down Under. (Note that

Global Greening is Real – But What Does It Mean?

Global Warming is Slowing Global Warming

Star Charts, Big Rocks, & the Younger Dryas Debate

Gobekli Tepe memorialized a Near-Extinction Event, a key site for “schools of recitation” & the rebooting of civilization?

Plants Rule Water Cycle, Water Cycle Rules Climate?

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

Notes from the Martian Underground

Why terraform Mars, when we’ve already terraformed Earth?

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

DUNE: Sayings of the Zen-Sunni Wanderers

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

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

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