Issue 228 • January/February 2005
Gaia and Global Change
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AT WAR WITH THE EARTH • James Lovelock
Urgent action is required to deal with the emergency of global warming.
HALTING MASS EXTINCTION • Stephan Harding
Ecosystem biodiversity gives rise to healthier, more robust ecological communities which are more effective at resisting climate change.
THE WHOLE SYSTEM • David M. Wilkinson
Green Mountain on Ascension Island offers a challenge to traditional notions of nature conservation.
Climate change will force us to rethink the fundamental precepts on which we base our societies.
15 GAIAN IDENTITY • Anne Primavesi
ART OF THE POSSIBLE • Rt Rev John Oliver
WHY NOT NUCLEAR POWER? • Peter Bunyard
It is time to acknowledge our interdependence, and to see ourselves as part of the Gaian community.
New ways to measure human wellbeing.
Silence has the ability to centre us and connect us with the essential harmony of the universe.
How to practise 'Spanish yoga'.
TRANSFORMING THE JUNGLE • Tishani Doshi
Bhajju Shyam, a Gond artist, delights us with his visual interpretation of London.
38 ANIMAL CULTURE • Suzi Gablik
Interspecies Communication is vital for the wellbeing of all.
A GOLDEN LEGACY • Kirkpatrick Sale
Repaying the Columbus debt.
A portrait of six women who embrace the mountains on a daily basis.
REVERENTIAL RETREAT • Philip Grant
Unity and diversity are two sides of the same coin.
Poetry • Aidan Andrew Dun, Angela Kirby, Steven O'Brien, Jane Spiro & Ann Williams
Visionaries - THICH NHAT HANH • Allan Hunt Badiner
In the Field - FARM OF THE FUTURE • Jules Pretty
The Occasional Didymus - INTERMEDIATE GIZMO • John Moat
Touchstone - ALL CHANGE! • Colin Hodgetts
Notes From The Underground - GREEDIER AND SPEEDIER • David Nicholson-Lord
Recipes - MASH AND MIX • Quentin Seddon
Letters to the Editors
STREET CORNER REVOLUTION • Stephen Silha
Portlanders are transforming their neighbourhoods.
HEALING VOICE • Ulric Van Den Bogaerde
Sound is a spiritually invigorating force.
THE LIVING RAINFOREST • Peter Lang
A unique experiment in ecosystem education.
BOOKS IN BRIEF • Marian Van Eyk McCain
FOR BETTER OR WORSE • James Fahn
Review of In My Own Words
THE QUEST TO PERFECT NATURE • Alan Simpson MP
Review of Recoding Nature
A CASE FOR CAUTION • Larry Dossey
Review of Ecological Medicine
WORLD FULL OF WONDER • Heather Eaton
Review of Worldly Wonder
FAMILY ECOLOGY • David Sempau
Review of The Secret Language of Children
CHANGE IS CONTAGIOUS • John Elkington
Review of How to Change the World
WHAT POETRY CAN DO FOR US • Philip Gross
Review of Heavy Water and Half Life
STOICISM NOW! • Stephanie Mills
Review of Powerdown
THE GREEDY SOUL • Noel Cobb
Review of The Insanity of Empire