Take a Breath

I’ve grown impatient with the kind of debate we used to have about whether the optimists are right or the pessimists are right. Neither are right. There is too much bad news to justify complacency. There is too much good news to justify despair. ~ Donella Meadows, author of The Limits to Growth (1972) & […]

Beyond Suffering

Environmentalism and the Mind by Jeff Warren in Psychology Tomorrow (March 2013) is a must read for anyone who feels their professional or personal lives are being overtaken by problems beyond their control. And isn’t this everyone today? Whether global issues like climate change and poverty, national issues like violence and the economy, or personal issues like our […]

Dr. Simona Perry’s Work on Energy Development and Cultural Change

From 2009-2011 Dr. Simona L. Perry began investigating the social, cultural, and environmental consequences of the rapid development of Marcellus Shale gas resources in rural communities in northeastern Pennsylvania. Today the general public, and energy companies, tend to refer to this activity with one word: “fracking,” short-hand for hydraulic fracturing, the technological process used to […]