Elizabeth Oriel

Elizabeth Oriel is a conservation biologist, currently studying positive models of coexistence between humans and marine mammals. Previous research has been focused on animal welfare and climate change adaptation.

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Friday, December 25, 2015
Going Beyond Paris or Even “Sustainability”: A Meta-Narrative for Sharing the World with Natural Systems
The Paris Climate Talks were a top-down collaboration in the global political sphere, producing a hopeful treaty to reduce carbon emissions. At this moment of global alliances, what is a bottom-up approach that rejoins humans and natural systems? Our anthropocentric mindset that de-values all other...
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Saturday, May 02, 2015
What Ails this Country? Bernie Sanders Will Ask You
“What is government if not a relationship with the people?”–resident of Concord, Massachusetts “I think the amount of influence I have, or anyone has, as a member of the public basically comes from free discourse.” –resident of Concord, Massachusetts Bernie Sanders’ 2012 campaign in Vermont for US...
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Monday, August 18, 2014
Towards a New Co-Existence: On Reframing Our Ecological Crises
How we think about and talk about ecological crises and our role in them form the structures of our responses. This is why thought forms, concepts, frames as George Lakoff calls them, are all central, form the crux, of attempts to protect species and the planet’s systems. The current predominant...
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