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Anthropomode

Cardiff Bay Sluice Gates. Photo by me.

 

The Anthropocentric mode of being. Norm of the Anthropocene. A problem.

Anthropo, of the human. Mode from modus “measure, extent, quantity; proper measure, rhythm, song; a way, manner, fashion, style” (in Late Latin also “mood” in grammar and logic), from PIE root *med- “take appropriate measures.”

Business-as-usual.

Tethering any potential vitanance of ecosystems to an ill-ecological disunion or dominion of human behaviour ~ mistake.

Economies, law and other human modes of existence are not fully diverse, inclusive and based on ecologism.


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Ecolartia (eco-l-art-ia)

Riverbank ~ image by me, entered into the New York International Photo Competition 2012

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Anthropivot/al

Yellow Shell moth: Camptogramma bilineata, on my finger. Photo by me.

 

Human moments in time/space where great change could arise, good or bad, especially in relation to problems of the Anthropocene.

Anthrop from Greek anthrōpos “man; human being”

Pivot/al, a thing, act, or being of critical importance  to the development or success of that thing, act, or being, or something else.

Anthropivotal.

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Symbioethics.

Wye at Hay, firesmoke and St Mary’s Church tower. Photo by me.

For clarity, just in case people don’t understand this word I now use instead of Environmental Ethics in the field of Philosophy.

I contend there is no such thing as an external ‘environment’, based on new/ancient understanding of the interconnectivity of all, within and without. We are symlings among symlings, inhaling, ingesting, excreting, respiring, transpiring what is without and within. All is flow in the nagorasphere.

In a sense, environmentalism never truly reflected reality, and so was always going to fail in the long run. Evidence abounds.

Sym ~ assimilated from Greek form of syn- word element meaning “together with, jointly; alike; at the same time;” from PIE (proto-indo-european) ksun or sm meaning “together”. … Read more

Averimania ~ think bioregionally!

A for average, in nature, is rare! Photo by me.

 

The word average has an interesting etymology. It originally seems to have been derived from an Arabic word, ‘awariya, ” meaning damaged merchandise.

Since the Middle Ages, the shipping and insurance industries adopted the term, I guess due to the high risks of damage from voyages on the high seas.  If a ship were in trouble, and cargo, or ships masts, or other material goods, perhaps even crew or living cargo (human or not),  were thrown overboard in order to save the vessel, then losses were calculated by producing a mean ‘cost’ for each claimant for Insurance purposes. … Read more

Spennowan, more spider than spiderman.

Spider and silk, photo by me.

Spiders intrigue me.

There are more than 48,000 species of them around the globe, some yet undiscovered by humans, and all of them, bar one that we know of, are predators. They are hugely diverse, reflect all spectrums of light, and are individually character-full.

I am being lured into their web of life.

Araneae are air-breathing invertebrates, with eight legs, fangs to inject venom, and spinnerets that extrude silk. Silk is a protein fibre, and used to create food traps, nests, egg coverings and air transport systems. Imagine if we, through our own bodily secretions, could produce all these things; fishing lines, bed linen, baby blankets, and parachutes. … Read more

Hubrigenesis ~ the evolutionary aftermath of the biospheric violence of the Anthropocene.

Plastic in wetland habitat, photo by me.

I have been thinking of Earth Crisis, the sixth extinction and futures.

Paleontology proves such catastrophic shifts in abundance and diversity of life have happened before, and more quickly than one might imagine.

This time, the trajectories of evolution ahead of us, or the new biogenics of Earth systems, have been irreparably skewed or deviated by anthropogenic activity. Even an ice-age predicted by Milankovitch cycles has been prevented. The bitter truth is that, for a long while, certainly since the Rio summit of 1992,  these harms have been a conscious effort ~ the first time in Earth’s history.  … Read more

For the love of Planet Valens, my Neologisms

I pass these words on in the spirit of Spring Theory, hoping they live long and fruitful lives.

photo by me

River of Love in the Desert. Photo by me.

Avumbra ~ brief shadow cast upon oneself by a bird flying in the path of the sun.

Auranima ~ sun shines on glossy leaves, wet pebbles or corvid feathers, turning them ‘white’.

Cavignus ~ flickering sunlight deep in a natural hollow.

Corsindolorn ~ perceiving nature whilst free of worry/heartache, since all appears well.

Cortiform ~ all the variable characteristic features of bark.

Cupilustria ~ yearning for the wild.

Esranebulous ~ uncanny light produced by the carbon atoms from the deaths of living forests. … Read more

Esranebulous

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I have not found a word to describe the uncanny light as a result of carbon atoms from the deaths of a living forest, dust and cloud originating in Iberia, drifting across Europe, pulled by unusual storm forces. The continental nature of the disturbance invited me to look at proto indo-european roots to form such a word.

This is what I have found ~
blood cloud/haze / esr nebhis

So, I offer the word esranebulous.

Ghostlight of the Anthropocene. I hope such a word would not have to be used often.
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