This blog was launched on the occasion of the 50th Earth Day (22 April 2020) by the Editors of The Ecological Citizen, which is a peer-reviewed ecocentric journal. The blog’s purpose is two-fold:
- To publish writing aimed at a broader audience than that to which the journal’s semi-academic nature might appeal.
- To enable the Editors to react more quickly to topical items than is possible with the journal.
The blog is named after the small fungi that emerge, tongue-like, from forest floors and grasslands. It is not too much of a leap of imagination to see the tongues as representing the Earth’s efforts to protest against the manifold tragedies being inflicted on its life forms and systems by the rapacious, and sometimes cruel, behaviour of modern human societies.
We hope you find enjoyment and value in the posts that you read here, and, if you do, then we would be very grateful if you could spread the word. And if you have a suggestion for an item that the Editors should be looking to cover, then please let us know via the contact page.
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[Photo of Earth tongues by John Munt: CC BY-NC 2.0. Typeface in logo: Annie Use Your Telescope by Kimberly Geswein.]