Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis is a poet, writer and activist working to give voice to the more-than-human world. His writings have appeared in Resilience, Dark Mountain, Atlanta Review, Counterflow and others, as well as the anthologies Singing the Salmon Home and For the Love of Orcas. He’s also author of the poetry/essay collection The Silence of Vanishing Things. Lately, he’s been writing about how the climate isn’t a machine with an engineering fix, but a living system that only can only be healed through restraint and restoration, at


Science Conference Sunrise

This knowledge, about Earth’s capacity for regulation and renewal, is still just cresting the horizon of human understanding, but as with a sunrise, the Earth is rolling us towards it. It feels inevitable.

May 14, 2024

Are Ecology and Climate the Same Thing?

The more I divine the interweave of life and climate, the more awe I feel at the life around me. And this leaves me wondering what is possible for others. What might grow in the human psyche if such understanding were to exist at large?

March 26, 2024

Dried-out Yeso reservoir

Another Mediterranean-Climate Mystery: Santiago and Central Chile

How does one revive the ancient water cycles that once richly greeted Valdivia and his conquistadors? Perhaps not surprisingly, in peering for the answer Carvallo looks back as much as forward, to techniques developed over 1,400 years ago by pre-Incan cultures to the north, in the Peruvian Andes.

February 14, 2024

sleeping earth

The Earth is Not a Person Sleeping

That we maintain an intellectual model of climate in which the physical blanket is seen but not the living activity below shouldn’t surprise us.

December 7, 2023

Fiddlehead leaves

Review: Regenerating Life

As more and more people are learning, there’s another side to the climate that’s been overlooked, one having less to do with what we put in the air than what we do to the land and this film bring it beautifully to life.

October 6, 2023

Wildfire in Montana

Burning For Water: Mni Wiconi and its Antipode

We’re not alone in this. The land knows what to do and is striving to do so all around the globe at this very moment. Isn’t it time we notice?

September 6, 2023

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