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Opposition to GMOs is Neither Unscientific nor Immoral

Opposition to GMOs is Neither Unscientific nor Immoral

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Is the engineering of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) a dangerous technology posing grave risks to human and ecological health? Or are GMOs a potent new tool in the onward march of modern agricultural technology in its race to feed the world? In a recent opinion piece -- Opposition to GMOs Isn't Just Anti-Science, It's Immoral-- Purdue University president Mitch Daniels offers an impassioned plea that we embrace GMOs in agriculture. Daniels’ argument runs as follows: The health and ecological safety of GMOs (genetically modified organisms) is unquestionable “settled science.” Therefore, it is immoral to deny developing countries the agricultural technology they need to boost food production and feed their growing populations. It seems an open-and-shut case: the self-indulgent anti-GMO fad ... More →
The Future is Beautiful (2017)

The Future is Beautiful (2017)

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Love as an ecological act:  How can individual experiences of empathy and community with the human and non-human world around us create radical shifts in our planetary ecology? The Future Is Beautiful Podcast with Amisha Ghadiali. www.thefutureisbeautiful.co ... More →
Of Horseshoe Crabs and Empathy

Of Horseshoe Crabs and Empathy

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When we transmit to each other our love of earth, mountain, water, and sea to others, and stir the grief over what has been lost; when we hold ourselves and others in the rawness of it without jumping right away to reflexive postures of solution and blame, we are penetrated deep to the place where commitment lives. We grow in our empathy. We come back to our senses ... More →
In a Rhino, Everything

In a Rhino, Everything

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What is it like to be a rhino? To be a policeman? A corporate executive, a terrorist, a killer? What is it like to be a river? These questions arise naturally in the story that Thich Nhat Hanh named interbeing, that holds us as interdependent on every level, even that of basic existence. It is the successor to the story of the separate self, and it opens us to compassion and grief alike ... More →
Grief and Carbon Reductionism

Grief and Carbon Reductionism

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That defines the challenge before us. How do we bring people to care as much about climate change as the residents of Flint, Michigan care about the lead in their water? ... More →
What We Do to Nature, We Do to Ourselves

What We Do to Nature, We Do to Ourselves

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I am certain we will not "save our planet" (or at least the ecological basis of civilization) by merely being more clever in our deployment of Earth's "resources." We will not escape this crisis so long as we see the planet and everything on it as instruments of our utility ... More →
The EcoSexual Awakening

The EcoSexual Awakening

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I hesitate to start an essay with definitions as if I could compel you with force of logic to accept conclusions that follow irrefutably from premises. Nor would that be very sexy: an imposition rather than a seduction. Defining terms contributes to the delusion that our disagreements arise from imprecise language, when actually our precision might exclude the erotic heart of the issue: the inchoate, the qualitative, the mysterious. Especially when we are talking about sex, any definition seems to make it less than what it is. Nonetheless: What is sex? The release of normal boundaries to share ones self with another. A temporary merger of individuals into ecstatic union. Sharing of the essence of self, each acquiring some of ... More →
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The Oceans are Not Worth $24 trillion

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Some things are beyond measure and beyond price. No amount of money is enough to compensate for the loss of the sacred ... More →
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The Birds are Sad

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  Here is one of those little things – tiny on the scale of the vast tragedies unfolding on Earth today – that got under my skin. A family living on wild land in Oregon in tipis, raising their daughter, is now threatened with eviction because the owners are forced to sell the land. With the transfer of the land, the family is now living there illegally. In the realm of the human agreements of the dominant culture, they are not welcome on the land. But does the land have an opinion? In a worldview that holds land as a thing, property, that can be bought and sold, cut up and cut down, then of course not. A “thing” cannot ... More →
Pachamama Alliance (1.15.2014)

Pachamama Alliance (1.15.2014)

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On January 15th 2014, Charles engaged with over 500 individuals on a live video chat hosted by the Pachamama Alliance. He spoke about a radically different understanding of cause and effect, sounding a clarion call to surrender our old worldview of separation, so that we can finally create the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible. Moderated by Konda Mason, social entrepreneur and Pachamama Alliance ally, participants engaged in a conversation after reading Charles' book The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible ... More →
Let's be Honest: Real Sustainability may not make Business Sense

Let’s be Honest: Real Sustainability may not make Business Sense

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When we take a step deeper into service, fear usually comes up, uncertainty, and a moment of self-definition. Who am I and what do I serve? Whether inside or outside the business world, the same questions arise ... More →
Why Shamanism Now? (1.14.2014)

Why Shamanism Now? (1.14.2014)

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Why Shamanism Now Interview with Christina Pratt A growing number of very diverse people, especially those engaged in a shamanic life, find themselves in service to an emerging Story of the People that is defining the mythology of a New World. Charles calls this the Story of Interbeing and he joins host and shaman, Christina Pratt, to discuss the principles of Interbeing and the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible. Join us as we dive into “a deep wisdom we all innately know: until we get our selves in order, any action we take—no matter how good our intentions—will ultimately be wrongheaded and wronghearted.” ... More →

Conversation with Polly Higgins, Oslo Norway

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Published on Nov 26, 2013 Charles Eisenstein and Polly Higgins: A Conversation ... More →

Conversation with Rev. Peter Owen Jones

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January 2013 Rev. Peter Owen Jones in conversation with Charles Eisenstein after a visit to the Life Cairn memorial for lost species on Mt Caburn, Sussex, UK ... More →
Fear of a Living Planet

Fear of a Living Planet

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Does the concept of a living planet uplift and inspire you, or is it a disturbing example of woo-woo nonsense that distracts us from practical, science-based policies? ... More →
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