Derrick Jensen

Derrick Jensen is the author of more than 20 books, including "Endgame, A Language Older Than Words" and "The Culture of Make Believe."

As the Amazon Burns, It’s Time to Roll Up Our Sleeves

September 05, 2019

The Amazon is burning. This is what the end of the world looks like. Oh, and there’ll be more forests burn, more forests felled by chainsaws, more wetlands drained, more rivers dammed, more grasslands plowed, oceans further toxified and emptied of fish. And each of these is what the end...

The Myth of Renewable Energy

December 12, 2016

The way we think about saving our planet is entirely wrong. This culture will not act to stop or significantly slow global warming. This culture will sacrifice—read kill—the planet rather than question the socioeconomic system that is killing our only home. How do we know that? Well, here are a...

Top 10 Ways to Destroy All the Water on Earth

August 24, 2016

Human intervention has been responsible for polluting and emptying water resources at a criminal rate. I love looking at lists of our culture’s greatest achievements. I’m always astounded, for example, to read of the stupendous effort that went into building the Pyramids of Giza: At least 10,000 people worked for...

Sustainable Development is a Lie

November 19, 2015

The term “development” is just colonialism applied to the natural world, says Derrick Jensen. “Sustainable development” is a claim to virtue. The word “development” used in this sense is a lie. The word “develop” means “to grow,” “to progress,” “to become fuller, more advanced.” Some synonyms are “evolution, unfolding, maturation,...

Destroy the World... and Feel Good About It

July 01, 2015

There are “environmental extremists” on this planet, and Derrick Jensen believes they are called capitalists. I have been sometimes labeled an environmental extremist, primarily because I believe the real world is more important than the economy, and because I believe we should do whatever is necessary to stop this extractive...