Kosmos Summit Preview | Day One
March 27, 2019 Kosmos Community News

Look Up!

by Valerie Brown, in the Spring Edition of Kosmos Quarterly

Like many people in a high-pressure, high-stress, burnout job, I decided to take a vacation to the desert and mountains, far away from the daily grind. That day, when I reached the mesa top and looked up, I was awestruck.

The Pileated Woodpecker: Avian Divinity in a Time of Chaos

by Mark Wallace, PhD

In the Crum Woods, I was spell-bound when the pileated woodpecker would leave the nest and soar through the trees, darkening the ground at my feet with its almost thirty-inch wingspan. Its head-banging sound would ricochet through the forest. Its flight through the leaves and sky overhead would root me in place, unbelieving that such a creature is still with us. 

Dancing with Gaia

by Stephanie Mines, in the Spring Edition of Kosmos Quarterly

While I study the science of climate change, I also study the human nervous system. I have become more focused and clearer about their interaction. From a physiological standpoint, we have every capacity to innovate ourselves and to shift behavior, speech, and thinking in unforeseen directions. Foremost among the health consequences of climate change is the loss, panic, and stress that is virtually everywhere and that will accelerate. There is nothing more important for us to do than to step courageously into the role of leadership in this regard—whether we think we are qualified or not—by modeling a pioneering response to challenge.