Derrick Jensen is the author of Thought to Exist in the Wild, Songs of the Dead, Endgame, Dreams, and other books. In 2008, he was named one of Utne Reader’s “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.” His Orion column is called “Upping the Stakes.”
What the psychology of abuse can tell us about climate deniers.
A no-holds-barred diagnosis, and prescription, to match the urgency of our time.
There can be no success if we fail to stop this culture from killing the planet.
The first step to living differently is accepting that it can be done.
We no longer need an outside entity to censor our most heartfelt thoughts.
Heroism in the age of environmental destruction is about averting tragedy, not presuming it.
What would corporate responsibility look like if it were actually enforced?
Having a perpetual growth economy is not only insane, it is impossible.
Stemming the sixth great extinction, one egg sac at a time.
If you survey the symptoms, the verdict is clear.
How can crusaders take time out to enjoy the Earth when so few people are out there fighting?
Does the addiction serve the addict, or vice-versa?
A note to those who still believe that change will come without a fight.
A kind of love affair that won't break hearts, but might save species. With AUDIO.
Would we listen to nature if our lives depended on it?
Ice ages and asteroids are no excuse for falling out of love with nature.
Why personal change is not a substitute for political change.
How we should live our lives is precisely the wrong question.
Hope is the antithesis of action. Hope expects that someone else will do the hard work of change, that things will just...get better.