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Too Late Too Little

We look down to the formation of fossil fuels that pull us into their grave.

Civilization as Asteroid

We and our livestock are an order of magnitude greater than wild mammals.

Get in the lifeboat now!

There's not much time to find a way off this sinking ship. Find a seat soon.

Ditch the Batteries

Compressed air has longer life, technical simplicity, lower maintenance.

The Coming Collapse

It's hard to grasp how fragile the social system is on the eve of implosion.

Kilauea Volcano Update

Earthquake rocks Hawaii and lava destroys County Mayor Kim's home.

West Coast State of Mind

Just part of the even greater tectonic phenomenon called the Ring of Fire.

Notes on Heartache and Chaos

It’s easy to meet heartache and chaos, and yet love and beauty still abide.

A Make Believe Nation

Poem on homelessness in Hawaii. How can living in paradise be so hard?

Kauai Puna Moku Update

Niumalu and Huleia ahupuaa boundary change provides shoreline access.

Climate Change "R" Us

Climate Change ignores borders and falls on Kauai and Middle East alike.

Primitive Technologies

Build the foundation of civilization by hand with Stone Age technology.

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Juan Wilson: Publisher

Linda Pascatore: Editor



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Island Breath is an online publication dedicated to people interested in the well being of the island of Kauai.  For us sustainability is crucial.

Kauai is often called the "Garden Island". It is lush and fruitful - yet threatened. If this island cannot be self-sustaining there is little hope for the rest of this world.

We define sustainability as:

• Using nonrenewable resources no faster than they are recycled.

• Using renewable resources no faster than they are regrown.

• Restoring the variety and balance of living species.

• Enhancing the art and knowledge of human cultures.

Sustainability is not, however, a means for the continuing the status quo.

We have named our website “Island Breath” or “Breath of the Island” because in Hawaiian that phrase would be...

“Ea O Ka `Aina”

"The Spirit, Life and Sovereignty of the Land”

In fact, for many years the motto of Hawaii has been...

"Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka `Aina I Ka Pono"

"Sovereinty of the Land
is Perpetuated in Righteousness"

There will be focus on...

Peace •
Environment • Justice • Regionalism • Activism • Culture

In the relation to...

Industrialism • Militarism • Corporatism • Collapse • Peak Oil • Climate Change

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