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SCOTUS halts youth climate case

Likely death of suit against federal government with Kavanaugh on court.

Case against Trump proceeding

Ruling on Children's Climate Change suit will proceed to trial October 29.

Living in a Shitstorm

Get over despair.  A planetary adjustment is at hand. There's lots to do.

Three Deprivation Narratives

I’d like to think it possible for everyone to have safe, comfortable shelter.

Uncomfortable Truth about Hawaii

The takeover of the Hawaii was an act of war never resolved with peace.

Capitalism and ecological collapse

Our consumer economy will be the "Final Solution" for life on Earth. 

What's omitted in the IPCC report

The scariest thing about it — it’s the watered down, consensus version.

The well-to-do wrecking our climate

About 50% of carbon emissions arise from just 10% of world population.

Final call to save the world

We need far-reaching, unprecedented change in all of human society now.

Communicating Climate Emergency

We all must stop emitting as CO2 and methane, as fast as possible.

'Necessity Defense' to save Earth

Those arrested say saving planet justified illegal sand pipeline shutdown.

Scientists outline paths to survival

World greenhouse gas emissions must peak by 2020 in just 15 months.  

Adapting to the End of the World

Researchers are thinking about social collapse and how to prepare for it.  

Puerto Rican local food revolution

Farmers to envisage agriculture not reliant chemicals and fossil fuels. 

A search for words in Indian country

In a tribal forest I could not find language to describe what I was seeing.  

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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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Peace •
Environment • Justice • Regionalism • Sustainability • Culture

In the relation to...

Industrialism • Militarism • Corporatism • Collapse • Peak Oil • Climate Change

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