Big Talk is the serious stuff that we talk abut when we aren't doing small talk. Small talk is important, but Big Talk is existential. Vita focuses on the Big Talk that can help Advance the Verdant Age.
The modern age in which humans are the main drivers of change on the surface of the Earth.
The simultaneous existence of the collapse of the ecosphere and the transition to a sustainable global economy.
The biological annihilation of wildlife and ecosystems through direct and indirect human actions.
The increasing acidification of the ocean resulting from Anthropogenic CO2 emissions absorbed into the sea and forming carbonic acid.
The billionaires and other individuals who have disproportionate amount of political or economic power on Earth.
A new social movement that uses mass-participation in civil disobedience to pressure governments to act on climate change.
The Verdant Age is the projected time when humans and nature thrive in synergy. This is also the symbol of Vita.
The change in the Earth's climate caused by human actions, particularly the burning of fossil fuels and the destruction of ecosystems.
The nine major Earth-Systems that - if maintained within boundaries - allow for a safe operating space for humanity on Planet Earth.
Baseline is the body of knowledge that Vitans use to understand the world.
Baseline Training is learning the pronounciation and definition of key words in the Vitan lexicon.
This is achieved by repeating the word three times, and then stating the definition (see below).
Baseline Training is a form of Vitan Meditation.
Long Term Human Extantion - Long Term Human Extantion - Long Term Human Extantion
The opposite of Near Term Human Extinction - that is to say, the idea that humans will be alive on Earth for a very long time, and now extinct in a short time.
Anthropocene - Anthropocene - Anthropocene
The Anthropocene Epoch is the current geological age in which human activity is the dominant influence on climate and the environment.
The Quickening - The Quickening - The Quickening
The stage in the Vita Timeline when change happens increasingly fast.
Insectapocalypse - Insectapocalypse - Insectapocalypse
The massive die-off of insects in the Anthropocene Epoch.
Planetary Boundaries - Planetary Boundaries - Planetary Boundaries
The threshold parameters of the nine major Earth System elements that, if not exceed, allow a safe operating space for humanity.
Vitae-planeta - Vitae-planeta - Vitae-planeta
The single living organism comprised of all life on Planet Earth, the atmosphere, ocean, cryosphere and soil.
Ocean Acidification - Ocean Acidification - Ocean Acidification
The increased acidity of the ocean Anthropogenic CO2 Emissions.
Anthropogenic - Anthropogenic - Anthropogenic
Something that is caused by humans.
Defaunation of the Anthropocene - Defaunation of the Anthropocene - Defaunation of the Anthropocene
The direct and indirect anthropogenic destruction of animal populations in the Anthropocene Epoch.
Omni-holobiont - Omni-holobiont - Omni-holobiont
The single living organism comprised of all life on a planet that has achieved biological homeostasis.
Sun-Earth-Moon-Syzygy - Sun-Earth-Moon-Syzygy - Sun-Earth-Moon-Syzygy
The alignment of Sun, Earth and Moon that creates the Full Moon.
Artificial Night Sky Brightness - Artificial Night Sky Brightness - Artificial Night Sky Brightness
The contamination of the night sky with Anthropogenic light that prevents billions of people seeing the Milky Way.
Anthropogenic Emissions - Anthropogenic Emissions - Anthropogenic Emissions
The release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere through human actions.
Phytoplankton - Phytoplankton - Phytoplankton
Tiny plants that drift in the ocean, form the base of the marine food chain, produce oxygen and help regulate the temperature of the planet.
Anthroposphere - Anthroposphere - Anthroposphere
That part of the environment that is made or modified by humans.
The Sixth Extinction - The Sixth Extinction - The Sixth Extinction
The ongoing extinction of life on Earth cause by the climate and ecological crisis.