Cli-Fi Blog

None of This Had to Happen

. Meditation and prayer help, but even after 30+ years of practice I can’t currently seem to sustain the feeling of calm non-attachment the way I used to before times were so relentlessly hard.

The Land that Rain Forgot

Full disclosure: I am a pluviophile. That means that I love rain, in all forms. I love monsoon downpours, steady rain pattering on the roof, misty seaside rains, even dull drizzles on endlessly gray days.

Why a Climate Healing Meditation Now?

Even as we enter the second year of a pandemic, the climate emergency continues unabated, with 2020 either setting a new record or tying for the warmest year on record, depending on who is measuring and their specific methods. Since the start of the pandemic we’ve seen record fires in Australia, California, and Siberia, record … Continue reading Why a Climate Healing Meditation Now?

The Year the World Disappeared:  Gratitude and Honest Grief Are the Paradoxical Catalysts for Transformation

In this pandemic year of repeated shrilling alarms of climate emergency, what are you grieving the most? As this strangest of years comes to a welcome close, I am finding that grief and gratitude are a paradox I must hold daily. Nine months into the particular nightmare of the pandemic, I still wake up each … Continue reading The Year the World Disappeared:  Gratitude and Honest Grief Are the Paradoxical Catalysts for Transformation

Climate Change is a Foundational and Intersectional Issue of Life or Death

In a way, climate change is really the ONLY issue. Because if we don’t get this one right and, at minimum, hold global heating to the 1.5 degrees C agreed on in in the non-binding Paris Accords, none of the other issues that progressives—or anyone else—care about are going to matter.

Climate Change Fiction on American TV: “Madam Secretary” and…That’s About It

As Hurricane Dorian slams into the Bahamas as a category 5 storm with sustained winds of 185 mph and gusts of 220 mph, I remember the opening scenes of an episode of Madam Secretary. When I tuned in, I was initially confused. We’re in the cockpit of a NASA plane flying into the violent eye … Continue reading Climate Change Fiction on American TV: “Madam Secretary” and…That’s About It