Ten Years After: Earth Strikes Back

March 28, 2020 Morphizm 0

A decade ago, I wrote about the myriad ways our planet would refuse to put up with us. Today, I look back, during a global lockdown, as a zoonotic dystopia borne from our ceaseless invasion of Earth ravages so-called civilization.

Ten Years After: Extinction

June 27, 2019 Morphizm 0

Captivated by global warming and shortly before I called it cli-fi, I researched and reported the myriad ways life on Earth could die. Few were more terrifying than hydrogen sulfide.

Cli-Fi: 75 Years Later, Bambi Terrorizes

August 15, 2017 Morphizm 0

Written by an immigrant Jew hounded by Hitler, and envisioned by a Chinese immigrant dreaming of America, Walt Disney’s Bambi remains an unheeded warning of terror and terraformation, sadly forgotten by a burning world careening into an exponential apocalypse.

Chasing Ice And Coral, Running Out of Time

July 14, 2017 Morphizm 0

It is my honor to be writing for the Center for Biological Diversity’s shiny new publication, The Revelator. My first piece is an interview with the fearless Jeff Orlowski, director of Chasing Ice, and now, Chasing Coral.

Terror and Terraformation: Alan Moore

November 20, 2013 Morphizm 0

“There’s something quaint about these attempts to control us today, in a period where we are boiling with information and complexity, both of which have reached levels that could be called fractal, if that wasn’t a polite way of saying chaotic.“

Patagonia Rising’s Water Shock Doctrine

June 20, 2012 Morphizm 0

Set in South America’s breathtaking Andes landscape, the visually sweeping new documentary Patagonia Rising bills itself as a frontier story of water and power. But both its frontier and its story nevertheless belong to anyone on the planet that needs water to live.

The World Bank Water Grab

November 3, 2010 Morphizm 0

Billions have been spent allowing corporations to profit from public water sources even though water privatization has been an epic failure. But don’t tell that to loansharks at the World Bank.

Chemical Catastrophe, Coming Right Up!

September 24, 2010 Morphizm 0

Responsibility for chemical security may be shared among federal, state and local governments, as well as the private sector. But right now they’re all epically failing us, which make us sitting ducks if there is a catastrophe.

Copenhagen: Seattle Grows Up

November 18, 2009 Morphizm 0

[Naomi Klein, The Nation] The other day I received a pre-publication copy of The Battle of the Story of the Battle of Seattle, by David Solnit and Rebecca Solnit. It’s […]

Land and Water Grabs In The Age of Climate Change

August 12, 2009 Morphizm 0

The economic valuation of land and water has increased in concurrence with both price commodities and the ravages of climate change, whose droughts, wildfires and other extreme environmental events are quickly shrinking what’s left of the planet’s arable land and clean water

Africa Is A Victim In Our Quest For Oil

July 15, 2008 Morphizm 0

The ecological impact has been felt in the Niger Delta, which is the oil-producing region. According to the World Wildlife Fund, it is one of the most polluted places on the face of the Earth.