Inviting oil company CEOs to any climate change solutions conference is like asking Pennywise to babysit your children. Or letting a fox guard your hen house.

Photo by Markus Spiske

As world leaders, activists, and CEOs descend upon Glasgow, will anything be accomplished?

On top of combating greenwashing from “big oil”, the mission of COP26 is being diluted by a deluge of “performatives” whose sole mission is posting their schmoozing pictures from COP26 where they can be seen on Instagram like a weekend at Coachella. …

The League of Extraordinary Filmmakers has emerged from their underground lair, with yet another condemnation of Marvel and DC movies.

Images By Stillness InMotion and Cottonbro

Is all this superhero movie bashing just hateration? These critiques are done with classic supervillain aplomb.

Interestingly, most of the negative feedback comes from highly acclaimed filmmakers. We are talking…

Urbanization has caused the number of birds in many species to decline. Let’s not take our feathered friends for granted.

Photos by Jeremy Hynes, Zdeněk Macháček, Joshua J. Cotten, Mark Olsen, Ashithosh U, Daniel Lincoln

I write a lot about growing up in North Carolina. I spent a great deal of time outside playing with my sisters. Whether climbing fruit trees, gazing at clouds, or having picnics, I could find a utopia outside.

Watching birds flutter from tree to tree, with twigs or worms in…

How our spaces shape and define who we are.

Photo by Ben Blennerhassett

I am highly skeptical about the concept of space. People claim to respect and treasure it. Is this just lip service? Do we pretend to value the space of others? Are we de-valuing the space we have for ourselves?

I grew up in a family of seven. I was the…

Politics

For All Of Y’all Saying There Was No Blue Wave, You Were Wrong.

It did not occur the way we expected it to, but it delivered a historic knockout punch.

Image by Elias Sch. from Pixabay

The day after the election, I noticed a slew of think pieces with headlines like “Trump lost, but he really won” or “Trump set a trap, and the Dems fell right into…

social media & popular culture

According to mainstream media and pop culture, you are nobody if you don’t have a lot of followers. People are letting AI determine what worth a human being has.

Image courtesy of Pixabay.

Social media is fun. It is pretty. It is vile and vitriolic. It is all-encompassing. It is everything good and bad about living on earth. Remember when people used to go out (on two legs, and under their own volition) and do amazing things out in the world? Well, neither…

Janice M. Flanders

Writer/Journalist. Artist. Environmental Justice Advocate. Social Media Analyst. Friend to the Planet and it’s creatures. I love words, birds, and nerds.

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