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Climate change as genocide

Not since WWII have more human beings been at risk from starvation.

Trump short sells the future

Trump’s actions speede climate destruction as his inaction endangers us.

Mother Of All Blowback

Trump dropped the “"Mother Of All Bombs” on Nangarhar in Afghanistan. 

A Matter of God's Mercy

We’ve made Earth uninhabitable but can't remember how it got that way. 

Wikileaks to reveal illegal CIA acts

A state non-intelligence agency"calls him a "non-state intelligence service"

We likely missed an orderly collapse

Should've climbed down from our perch when the housing bubble burst.   

The Axis and the Sycamore

Old stories singing us the song of the tree offer a path and a warning.

Our intellectual bankruptcy

If the system is the source of problems, not changing guarantees collapse.

Syria poison gas story unravels

Trump's narrative continues to come apart revealing the lust for war.

Nuke power limps to extinction

Nuclear power generation corporations are headed for the junk pile.

Buy on the Dip?

What happens if SNAP cards and Social Security checks stopped coming.

Millennials become "De" Generation

De-Growth and embracing a non consumer lifestyle  to achieve happiness.

The Mystery of the Missing Carbon

Crucial climate solution is in the way carbon is transferred through the soil.

Source of Sarin gas attack faked?

Analysis finds faults with Trump report of Syrian airdropping of Sarin gas.

"Hawaii's Fresh" milk poisons

No headlines until recent storms sent tsunamis of sewage through Ookala.

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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”

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

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