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Last revision date: Monday 19 March 2018 12:32 PM PST (minus 3 hours for Hawaii HST)

Our troubled energy transition

At this late date we are faced with disaster mitigation and management. 

Tepco Fukushima ice wall failure

The failure means release rof radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean.

The next chapter of the Fall

We love fires. We must quench them. Here ends the industrial revolution.

The End of the Axial Age

The Earth is warning us that human survival is conditional on our actions.

Google aids Drone Assasinations

The "Don't be Evil" company is secretly aiding the Pentagon with drone AI.

Getting past Trump

We're more concerned with protecting our oil supplies than democracy.

Hawaiians removed from Wailua site

Sacred Kauai location to be again a tourist resort despite Hawaiian claims.

Dark America's Retro Future

Review of two books about the future of America by John Michael Greer. 

Being Green is being a Terrorist

Greens say they're averting climate change. Conservatives call it terrorism.

Another Year of Magical Thinking

If Honolulu seems expensive, imagine the cost of Doritos in a Mars colony.

Making Friends with Microbes

Eva Bakkaeslitt on the importance of fermenting food in a low-tech future.

How much energy do we need?

A 75% reduction in energy use could stay within the capacity of the planet.

The Good Life First

The good life or the ballot? Both? I say the good life first, the ballot second.

Hawaii's choice - Tourism or survival

Fertile islands with the ability to be self sufficient, import 90% of food.

Farming for a Small Planet

Agroecology aligns with nature and relationships from the village level up.

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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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Environment • Justice • Regionalism • Activism • Culture

In the relation to...

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

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