The time has come to destroy those who destroy the earth! — Revelation 11:18 I am... making clear what Man’s conquest of Nature really means and especially that final stage in the conquest, which, perhaps, is not far off. The final stage is come when Man by eugenics, by pre-natal conditioning, and by an education and propaganda based on a perfect applied psychology, has obtained full control over himself. Human nature will be the last part of Nature to surrender to Man. The battle will then be won. We shall have ‘taken the thread of life out of the hand of Clotho’ and be henceforth free to make our species whatever we wish it to be. The battle will indeed be won. But who, precisely, will have won it? ... — C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man 1943
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Green Man | Wikipedia — “Superficially, the Green Man would appear to be pagan, perhaps a fertility figure or a nature spirit, similar to the woodwose (the wild man of the woods), and yet he frequently appears, carved in wood or stone in churches, chapels, abbeys and cathedrals, where examples can be found dating through to the 20th century.”
A Little Book of The Green Man by Mike Harding — “For such a blatantly Pagan image to have persisted in Christian churches all over Europe surely implies a tremendous power and significance.”
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Ethiopian Church Forests
The Church Forests of Ethiopia: A Mystical Geography | Emergence Magazine
The Church Forests of Ethiopia film | Emergence Magazine
Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church | Wikipedia
The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church Faith and Order
Church forests of Ethiopia | Wikipedia
Ethiopia's 'church forests' are incredible oases of green | National Geographic
Saving the Forests of Ethiopia – One Church at a Time | TreeFoundation
Conservation of Ethiopia's Church Forests | CanopyMeg
What are El Niño and La Niña?
El Niño is here, and it could become a big one. Here’s what it means for our weather. 8 Jun 8 2023
July 2023 El Niño update: learning the steps
The world’s oceans are extremely hot. We’re about to find out what happens next. 16 Jun 2023
Climate-heating El Niño has arrived and threatens lives, declares UN 4 Jul 2023
Hundreds of Menhaden fish die at Quintana Beach County Park 9 June 2023
Monday was hottest day for global average temperature on record, as climate crisis bites 4 Jul 2023
Earth reaches hottest day ever recorded 4 days in a row 7 Jul 2023
America's cruel summer 8 Jul 2023
Four alarming charts that show just how extreme the climate is right now 17 June 2023
Global heat in ‘uncharted territory’ as scientists warn 2023 could be the hottest year on record 8 Jul 2023
Is this extreme weather the ‘new normal?’ There’s no such thing, some scientists say 19 Jul 2023
July 19, 2023 - Millions face extreme heat across the globe 19 Jul 2023
2024 will probably be hotter than this year because of El Niño, NASA scientists say 20 Jul 2023
July 27, 2023 - Coast-to-coast heat wave scorches the US 27 Jul 2023
This month is the planet’s hottest on record by far – and hottest in around 120,000 years, scientists say 27 Jul 2023
It’s the summer of changed climate. Get used to it July 29, 2023
Sun & Climate
Solar activity and climate | Wikipedia
The Role of Sunspots and Solar Winds in Climate Change
Couldn't the Sun be the cause of global warming?
The Sun and climate change
Myth vs. Facts
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Henrik Svensmark | Wikipedia
Beware barkers of “solar driven climate” like David DeByrne
“Sun driven climate” is DeByrne‘s theme around which he‘s built his schtick, yet another P.T. Barnum hawking amusement, entertainment to fools who are easily parted from their money.
Mini Ice Age Conversations Podcast
I've done due diligence and found discrepancies in his blather, babbling about the Chinese and silk roads and thousands of years experience observing climate change, when the Chinese never ventured out on the silk roads, or their Asian sphere of influence. They had no need to as they were the center of the world, and Europeans (like Columbus) were all tripping over themselves trying to find a better way to China to get their goods. Major red flag is adverts for sale of gold on his site. Hopefully, I've finally learned to never, never, ever, ever trust what any American has to say who's selling something, and that's mostly everyone in US with a big mouth. I've lived too long in the belly of the Mammon Beast to expect anything different to be true.
Grand Solar Minimum
Adapt 2030 | YouTube
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Orthodox Spiritual Life and the Environment
The Whole of Material Creation Will be Transfigured
A two-day dialogue on Orthodoxy and the Environment —
Nature and Other Modern Idolatries
The Orthodox Church and Non-Orthodox Eco-Justice Movements
Environmental Concerns and Orthodox Christian Witness
The Desert Sea: Early Irish Ascetic Landscapes of Creation
Cosmic Cathedral: Orthodox Liturgy and Ecological Vision
Monasticism, and the Renewal of Creation
Our Care for God’s Precious Environment
Christianity & the Environment: Rev. Dr. Michael James Oleksa | YouTube 13 Mar 2017 — see references to “monster”
PROBE — Transcripts: The Monster Slayer, Part I - IV 1962
Fr. Andrew Damick
Orthodox Environmentalism | YouTube Have you ever seen the bumper sticker that says the earth does not belong to us we belong to the earth? Or maybe you've seen the one that says save the planet kill yourself. These things are an expression of what we might call liberal environmentalism, and the basic idea behind liberal environmentalism is that mankind is bad for the planet. Now this way of thinking about the natural world is countered by what we might think of as a kind of conservative environmentalism, although it's not usually called environmentalism, where it's not so much that we belong to the earth, but rather that the earth belongs to us. How does that look to the Orthodox Christian faith? Do we have anything to say about environmentalism? Do we have to pick either liberal environmentalism or conservative stewardship environmentalism? Well, I think we don't have to pick between those two, and in fact, we actually have a different vision in the Orthodox Church of what man's relationship to the natural world should be. I would say that both we and the earth belong to God. We are both creations of God and everything is ultimately referred back to God. Man's purpose is to offer the creation back to God for God's blessing, and then God blesses it and then returns it to man, and that blesses man in turn. This is the basic narrative and dynamic of sacrifice on altars, the basic narrative and dynamic of all prayer of liturgical action and so forth. And so rather than being an alien on the earth, which is sort of the liberal environmental vision for mankind on the earth, or being the owner of the earth, which is a more kind of conservative approach to environmentalism, man is rather the priest of this earth. His job is to offer the natural world back up to God for that blessing. And so if man is the priest then what does that make the earth? The earth is actually a temple a church a cathedral a cosmic cathedral. And our purpose in this cosmic cathedral is to worship God, and to use the natural world as part of that worship, and this approach to the natural world, this kind of reverence because we see God as being present in all things — He is not identical with the world, but he is present in the world, the sense that God is present in all things and so therefore we approach the world with a natural reverence — this idea, this sense is something that a lot of the saints of the Orthodox Church have had throughout time, such as Saint Seraphim of Sarov and other Saints who spent a lot of time outdoors and had a real connection with the natural world, seeing it as being part of God's creation just as they are part of God's creation, and that we don't belong to the earth, the earth does not belong to us, but we and the earth are the Lord's.
Daniel Quinn | Wikipedia
American author whose ideas are popularly associated with environmentalism, though he criticized this term for portraying the environment as separate from human life, thus creating a false dichotomy. Instead, Quinn referred to his philosophy as "new tribalism".
He sought to recognize and criticize some of civilization's most unchallenged "myths" or "memes", which he considered to include the following: that the Earth was made especially for humans, so humans are destined to conquer and rule it; that humans are innately and inevitably flawed; that humans are separate from and superior to nature (which Quinn called "the most dangerous idea in existence"); and that all humans must be made to live according to some one right way.
Quinn was influential in developing a vocabulary for his philosophy; he coined or popularized a variety of terms, including the following:
Takers and Leavers — "Takers" refers to members of the dominant globalized civilization and its culture, while "Leavers" refers to members of the countless other non-civilized cultures existing both in the past and currently. Quinn later regretted these terms, supposing that "hierarchical" and "tribal," respectively, may be better alternatives.
Mother Culture – a personification of any culture's inherently biased influences that are not perceived as biased by its members
Food Race – the phenomenon of ongoing human overpopulation and its accompanying global catastrophes, in which the giving of more food to starving, growing populations paradoxically yields only still greater population growth and starvation Law of limited competition – a biological law that "defines the limits of competition in the community of life," according to which "you may compete to the full extent of your capabilities, but you may not hunt down your competitors or destroy their food or deny them... access to food in general," meaning across-the-board; species that violate this law end up extinct
Law of Life – the universal collection of all evolutionarily stable strategies
Totalitarian Agriculture – today's dominant form of agriculture that "subordinates all other life-forms to the relentless, single-minded production of human food," unsustainable because it generates enormous food supplies that in turn generate ever-greater human population booms
The Great Forgetting – widespread historical ignorance regarding "the fact that we [humans] are a biological species in a community of biological species and are not exempt or exemptible from the forces that shape all life on this planet; this also includes our forgetting of the fact that most of human history has been based on an ecologically sound way of life (largely hunting and gathering)"
Boiling frog – "a metaphor for so many circumstances in life when people are unwilling or unable to react effectively to crises that occur very gradually or imperceptibly," used especially by Quinn to refer to creeping normality in terms of escalating environmental degradation
New Tribal Revolution – a hypothetical, sociocultural period of global change that Quinn supports, in which civilization would gradually begin to transform into a collection of more sustainable, tribally-organized societies
Marie Antoinette | Wikipedia
Marie Antoinette (2006) Official Trailer | YouTube — Sony Pictures
Marie Antoinette - The Downfall & Death of a Queen | YouTube
The Really Bad Sex Life (And Reign) Of Marie Antoinette & Louis XVI | YouTube
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The visible beginning of western conservative (anti-)environmentalism —
The Renaissance Parterre garden is an explicitly mathematical, geometrical icon of human power over nature, the human jackboot on the face of God, of whom Creation is an icon — not a Christian material-spiritual sacred icon, but rather an anti-christian materialistic anti-icon of the gnostically inspired, rising Western Whore of Babylon who rides The Beast until his final, actual appearance in the flesh.
Square away what you think you know about the parterre garden style inspired by 15th-century France
"After all, the point of the parterre is to show off. ..."