VLOG (Video Blog)

What's this page about?  Here I'll post (mostly) non-science videos that address the topics of Stone's Map.  (For my science video courses, please click on SCIENCE on the menu; here is my video course Complexity 101: How Nature Works.)  Latest video is at the top, older ones as you scroll down.

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With these VLOG videos, I'm trying to provide a bit of context for Stone's Map and my science video courses so that viewers can understand more about who I am as a person beyond a talking head science teacher, and can experience my intimate connection to nature that I promote.  I consider these videos as much an art as informationals, attempting to use photos, videos and music in creative ways.   I hope you'll find them engaging, informative, and even entertaining.

Beyond Politics & Economics:
Addressing Climate Change
Requires More

Here is the main video that will allow full screen viewing, unlike the thumbnail above.

March, 2019.   This 56 minute video is one of the most important I've ever produced in terms of explaining the relevance and importance of my Earth Studies Program.  The thesis is represented in the title: political, economic and legal changes are necessary to effectively address climate change, but they are not sufficient.  My thesis is that widespread knowledge of both complexity sciences and geophysiology are equally important, especially by those who are seeking political, economic and legal changes.

In fact, my assertion is that without widespread knowledge of complexity and geophysiology, the probability of the long-term survival of our species in truly ecologically sustainable societies will decrease significantly. That's because our entire civilization is founded on incorrect views of nature, Earth and life that emerged from the mechanistic paradigm during the last three centuries.  We must replace those views with the radically different views offered by complexity sciences and geophysiology that are simultaneously fascinating and awe-inspiring. That is, this is not merely academic or philosophical interest.

Below is a quote from Dianne Dumanoski in chapter 8 of her book The End of the Long Summer: Why We Must Remake Our Civilization to Survive on a Volatile Earth, in which she advances exactly the same view that I spoke of just above. I produced this video with that firmly in mind.

"Rethinking the big questions is not a philosophical luxury, but rather a practical matter that bears directly on the questions we ask as we grapple with this long emergency and debate the strategies to pursue."

A Winter Wonderland (10 min)

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Here is my entry for January, 2019.  It's a 10 minute video tour of two spots here in my small town in Maine: 1) the partially frozen Piscatiquis River from a bridge on December 27, 2018; and 2) the woods behind my apartment (Base Camp Studio) during a very interesting recent snowstorm (January 9, 2019) featuring previously uncharacteristically (for January!) wet snow which coated everything quite thickly, creating a beautiful winter wonderland perfect for snowshoeing!

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