For some three decades a most telling climate change experiment was conducted at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Colorado, at an altitude of 9,500 ft. The long-term results, though restricted to a small section of alpine meadow, are emblematic of other, significant impacts being felt across every cubic meter of the planet. This short, stunning 17-minute documentary, by the Dancing Star Foundation, chronicles what happened. Executive Producer, Jane Gray Morrison, Producer Travis Johnson, Directed by Michael Tobias.
Featuring John Harte, Paul Ehrlich and Michael Tobias
See new books by Dancing Star Foundation authors and co-authors: Bionomics In The Dragon Kingdom: Ecology, Economics and Ethics in Bhutan in November 2018, and The Theoretical Individual in February 2018, as well as The Tuscany Dialogues coming out in the Fall of 2019.
A book by Michael Tobias and Jane Morrison stressesneed for universal coherence. "We either recognize the miracle of other sentient intelligence, sophistication, and genius, or risk enshrining the shortest lived epitaph of any known vertebrate in earth’s 4.1 billion years of life."
There is no denying that the resources driving our documentation and understanding of biodiversity are rooted in the history of colonialism. From the Victorian practices of stuffing cabinets with curiosities from conquered lands, to the development of GIS technologies and satellite imaging associated with military might, the tools of our trade for documenting all forms of life and understanding its dynamic intricacies come from power associated with affluent nations.
Marc Bekoff Ph.D presents an article for his interview with author and Dancing Star Foundation's President Michael Charles Tobias regarding the new edition of Tobias' novel, The Adventures of Mr. Marigold.
It is by no means the first time that a nation has narrowly voted to ensure that the world remain somehow inconceivably flat, ecologically speaking. History is replete with one mass delusion triggered by inner demons after another; of a variety of terrors unleashed on those who remain incredulous that there are so many stark conceptual differences between members of one species.
See the latest essay/review by Ms. Erika Gavenus pertaining to the work, Sanctuary: Global Oases of Innocence, a Dancing Star Foundation Book, by Michael Charles Tobias and Jane Gray Morrison, published today at Stanford University's MAHB - Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere, at, including a photo gallery from the book.
The Georgia College Departments of Mass Communication and Philosophy and Liberal Studies will host the university's Martha Daniel Newell Visiting Scholar, Dr. Michael Tobias, for the spring 2016 semester. As part of his residency, Tobias will host a unique experience called "Bio Reverie" which will be turned into a documentary film. Participants will be chosen and notified by Dec. 15, 2015.
Dancing Star Foundation (DSF) is a nonprofit public benefit corporation based in California. DSF's mission is focused on international biodiversity conservation, global environmental education, and animal protection.
Michael Tobias in his book Life Force, writes at length about the ancient Jain practice of ahimsa, or non-violence, and how becoming acutely aware of the suffering of others can be mitigated if we just stopped and deeply thought about how much unnecessary pain and suffering we cause to a variety of life forms surrounding us.
The Dancing Star Foundation book, The Metaphysics of Protection (Waterside Press, 2014) just published by Prospekt Publishers, Moscow in its first Russian language edition, with Preface by leading Russian philosopher and globalist, Dr. Alexander Chumakov.
Watch Michael Tobias "The Perils and Promise of Ecotourism" discussion in a special symposium co-hosted by The Canisius College Institute for the Study of Human-Animal Relations, The Brock University Department of Tourism Management and The William H. Fitzpatrick Institute of Public Affairs and Leadership that took place on January 18-19th of 2015.