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Mar 27, 2020

Luke Griswold-Tergis and Michael Loranty frequently go to a research station called Pleistocene Park, which is run by a father and son, Sergey and Nikita Zimov. They tell Metta that the Park shows that herds of large herbivores reduce the soil temperature. This can keep permafrost from melting. More research is...


Mar 10, 2020

Rukiye Turdush is a Canadian activist who works on behalf of her ethnic community, the Uighurs. These inhabitants of northwest China are experiencing what the former diplomat Charles Burton calls “cultural genocide.” Together Rukiye and Charles describe to Metta the “re-education camps” where Uighurs are...


Mar 9, 2020

Ed Struzik is a writer who travels through the Arctic every summer, observing the changing landscape and the challenges that the Inuit people face in adapting to the fastest-warming area of the world. The trees and shrubs are moving into the tundra. Lightning is more frequent, causing wildfires that exacerbate global...


Feb 26, 2020

In our monthly Global Town Hall meeting friends discussed such topics as the impact of mining on Guinea's rainforest, the prospect of shifting to 100% renewable and non-nuclear energy with storage, a plan to ring bells in Hiroshima Day, a project training “barefoot therapists” to help their peers in conflict zones,...


Feb 22, 2020

Heather Alexander is an ecologist who spends her summers in Siberia studying the effect of forest fires on its remarkable carbon-rich permafrost. She explains to Metta that there are trade-offs involved. Nature has prepared many organisms to withstand small fires, but the current ones threaten to mess upset nature's...