Definitions

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  • n. a radical Green who views the ecology of the Earth's biosphere not only as the basis of human moral examples, but of all cognition and even sentience

Etymologies

Gaia +‎ -an (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • ‘At a timescale much larger than human history this whole business looks like a Gaian “plot” by the forests and other C3 plants to restore the warm-wet climate and the CO2 concentrations that obatined in earlier eras of geologic history, and thereby allow themselves to thrive at the expense of the grasses and other C4 plants.’

    Matthew Yglesias » The Tragedy of Obama’s Climate Policy

  • At a timescale much larger than human history this whole business looks like a Gaian “plot” by the forests and other C3 plants to restore the warm-wet climate and the CO2 concentrations that obatined in earlier eras of geologic history, and thereby allow themselves to thrive at the expense of the grasses and other C4 plants.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Tragedy of Obama’s Climate Policy

  • In addition to the holding actions, there also needs to be work done in implementing “Gaian structures.”

    Working in a Spiral, We Are Always Turning

  • Brooklyn, NY April 20, 2009 — Nathan Currier, an award-winning classical composer, has filed suit in Supreme Court of the State of New York Kings County (Index No. 7661/2009) against the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra for failing to complete the world premiere performance of his work Gaian Variations.

    Nathan Currier sues Brooklyn Philharmonic

  • Now the next report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, due in 2012, will for the first time use many of the gaian ‘feedbacks’ from life forms – material explained for the layperson in my Gaian Variations – in the climate models.

    Nathan Currier sues Brooklyn Philharmonic

  • The botched performance destroyed the message of Gaian Variations, and it is a message I feel is urgent.

    Nathan Currier sues Brooklyn Philharmonic

  • Currier would settle if the Philharmonic agreed to play Gaian Variations in its “unadulterated entirety,” the Brooklyn Paper has his lawyer, Alex Roshuk, saying.

    Nathan Currier sues Brooklyn Philharmonic

  • Nathan Currier sues Brooklyn Philharmonic p2pnet news view Music: - Juilliard-trained Dr Nathan Currier says he gave the Brooklyn Philharmonic more than $70,000 to perform his environmentally themed symphony, Gaian Variations.

    Nathan Currier sues Brooklyn Philharmonic

  • If you have not read this series (The Pillars of the World, Shadows and Light, The House of Gaian), I recommend it.

    Friday Book Club

  • From Flickr User Dasha Gaian, who wrote as a caption to the photo: I asked her if I could take a photo.

    Starre Vartan: The End of Artifice and the Rise of Truly Natural Beauty

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