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The Commons & Climate Change

Our best recourse is to fortifing our commons against the future. 

BlackRock reveals Eco-Strategy

Investment company plans to fight Climate Change with new strategy.

American Wars of Error

The end of our empire is near and it won't be pretty.

Green service economy won't work

A techno-optimistic green hipster vegan lifestyle is not sustainable.

Is Human Extinction Imminent?

Earth report indicates it is not only imminent but likely inevitable.

Another Bottleneck Approaches

The inability to focus on near term extinction makes it more likely happen. 

Australian Apocalypse

Diary of climate change. Cattle have stopped breeding, koalas die of thirst.

Solving Climate Change

The key to this existential crisis is beneath our feet in the soil. 

Winter Solstice Once Again

In Hawaii it does not mean the same thing as in NY but it means much.

The Final Act

The US 2019 budget deficit was more than  $trillion - 16% more than 2018.

A Crooked House

Three Tiny Homes in a 8' wide 4D cube inspired by Robert Heinle story.

Painting of Panorama on Sphere

Artist paints detailed image of street intersection in Japan onto a sphere. 

Drumpf plays WW3 and eats KFC

A careless and ignorant bully amok in the KFC at the End of Empire.

War on the World

Industrialized modern militaries are a big part of the climate emergency.

Save the Earth planting Weed

The cheapest fastest way to avoid climate collapse is to plant cannabis.

Moon Shot Fever Over

The Moon landing seemed a big deal... But it wasn't the future we planned.

Sweet & fitting to die for country

Xenophobia, racism, patriotism & collapse are leading us towards WWIII.

Kauai Expanding Nuclear Role

We are site for weapons systems and missiles in the middle of the Pacific.

Ghosts of the Fourth

An advantage to living in my fly-over America: We're far from the Interstate.

The Cliff Edge

Many won't survive the breakdown, yet living the natural-way gives hope.

Facing Extinction

You have had many moments knowing that love was all that mattered.

The Scenarios of the Collapse

It's wise to make contingency plans. Something "biblical" is approaching. 

The Big Picture

The relative normalcy remaining is an occasion for opportunity and action.

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Island Breath is an online publication dedicated to people interested in the well being of the island of Kauai.  For us sustainability is crucial.

Kauai is often called the "Garden Island". It is lush and fruitful - yet threatened. If this island cannot be self-sustaining there is little hope for the rest of this world.

We define sustainability as:

• Using nonrenewable resources no faster than they are recycled.

• Using renewable resources no faster than they are regrown.

• Restoring the variety and balance of living species.

• Enhancing the art and knowledge of human cultures.

Sustainability is not, however, a means for the continuing the status quo.

We have named our website “Island Breath” or “Breath of the Island” because in Hawaiian that phrase would be...

“Ea O Ka `Aina”

"The Spirit, Life and Sovereignty of the Land”

In fact, for many years the motto of Hawaii has been...

"Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka `Aina I Ka Pono"

"Sovereinty of the Land
is Perpetuated in Righteousness"

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