Chris Agnos
Location:   Twain Harte, California
Founder: Sustainable Human Video Storytelling | Idea Development | Content Promotion  Let's change the story of the world together!
Chris Agnos added an article on Oct 16, 2016
Donald Trump Is the Mirror and Hillary Clinton Is the Mask
Disclaimer: I do not support Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton for president. I think the scope of the political debate is far too narrow for the kinds of actions that need to...
Chris Agnos added an article on Sep 18, 2016
A Real Solution to the Homelessness Epidemic
When we see the suffering of people on the street, we, too, feel their pain whether we acknowledge it in our conscious minds or not.
Chris Agnos added a video on Feb 17, 2016
Sustainable Human Launches New Gift-Based Economic System
We recognize at the very root of many of our systemic issues is an economic system that measures progress and success in only one metric - growth or profit. Economic growth...
Chris Agnos added an article on Sep 30, 2015
Electric Vehicle Users in the U.K. Could Soon Be Able to Charge Their Cars While They Drive
One of the electric car’s biggest criticisms is its lack of range and the need to frequently recharge the battery at designated supercharge stations. But the British government...
Chris Agnos added an article on Sep 30, 2015
'Agrihoods' Offer Suburban Living Built Around Community Farms, Not Golf Courses
Chris Agnos added an article on Sep 30, 2015
None of the World's Top Industries Would Be Profitable If They Paid for the Natural Capital They Use
The notion of “externalities” has become familiar in environmental circles. It refers to costs imposed by businesses that are not paid for by those businesses. For instance...
Chris Agnos added an article on Sep 30, 2015
Study of Holocaust Survivors Finds Trauma Passed on to Children's Genes
New finding is clear example in humans of the theory of epigenetic inheritance: the idea that environmental factors can affect the genes of your children.
Chris Agnos added an article on Sep 30, 2015
How Forests Can Be a Bigger Part of the Answer to Climate Change
Usually when we talk about climate change and what we can do to mitigate its impacts, we talk about ways to cut back carbon emissions through alternatives, policy actions...
Chris Agnos added an article on Sep 30, 2015
Hop on the Rise of the Sharing Economy
The sharing economy is definitely on the move, with people sharing their beds, cars, food,clothing and even pets. Over the past few years, hundreds of companies have popped up...
Chris Agnos added an article on Sep 30, 2015
Science Is Often Flawed. It's Time We Embraced That.
In his book Derailed, about his fall from academic grace, the Dutch psychologistDiederik Stapel explained his preferred method for manipulating scientific data in detail that...
Chris Agnos added an article on Sep 30, 2015
The Need for Venture Science
I just spent several hours down a rabbit hole. The topic was the "electric universe," an unconventional cosmological theory that emphasizes electromagnetism rather than gravity...
Chris Agnos added an article on Sep 30, 2015
Sustainable Development: Something New or More of the Same?
Two years ago when he was 14, my son Matthew grew six inches. Last year he only grew two inches, and this year he has only grown half an inch. Should I be worried? Of course...
Chris Agnos added an article on Aug 17, 2015
No Tech Solutions for Poverty, Says Former Microsoft Researcher
I founded Tiny Spark four years ago to investigate philanthropy, nonprofits and socially responsible companies. As a former Africa correspondent, I had seen with my own eyes...
Chris Agnos added an article on Aug 7, 2015
Homeless People Plant a Huge Organic Garden, and Feed an Entire Shelter
A homeless shelter in Atlanta decided that their residents desperately needed access to healthy food—but instead of sourcing out, encouraged residents to grow their own.
Chris Agnos added an article on Aug 7, 2015
Vaccine Injury, Disability and Death: Making Space for Difficult stories
The stories of families suffering serious injuries are too often ignored, discredited, used to further anti-vaccine campaigns, or quietly accepted as a type of collateral...
Chris Agnos added an article on Aug 3, 2015
Nearly 200 Whales Stranded on New Zealand Beach
Hordes of rescuers scramble to try to push huge animals back into deeper waters.
Chris Agnos added a video on Aug 3, 2015
Why Is the Ocean Salty?
How is it that we didn't know why the ocean was salty until 1979? National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Bob Ballard explains why such a basic question remained a mystery...
Chris Agnos added a video on Jul 25, 2015
A Spark To Ignite A New World
It`s time to embrace the revival of the arcane, to reacquaint our selves with the living planet that sustains us. It`s time to return inward to the heart, into nature, into...
Chris Agnos added an article on Jul 24, 2015
Solar Power And Desalination Join Forces In California's Central Valley
Solar power turns the sun’s energy into electricity. Desalination removes unwanted minerals from saltwater so it can be used for drinking or agriculture. These two...
Chris Agnos added an article on Jul 23, 2015
Are Hospital Farms the Next Big Thing in Healthcare Reform?
This summer, St. Luke’s Hospital started sending all new moms home from the hospital with a basket of fresh produce, recipes and literature about the importance of a healthy...
Chris Agnos added an article on Jul 22, 2015
Alternatives Emerging from the Greek crisis
Greece is gripped by an official self-fulfilling rhetoric that ‘there is no alternative’ to a hard-line, socially divisive, austerity-driven return to business-as-usual. It’s a...
Chris Agnos added an article on Jul 22, 2015
Marijuana Ingredient Can Help Heal Broken Bones, Study Says
Scientists in Israel are exploring another medical use for marijuana: Their research indicates that a compound in the plant helps heal bone fractures.  The new study...
Chris Agnos added an article on Jul 20, 2015
We Never Really Die: The Science behind Eternal Consciousness
A book called “Biocentrism: How life and consciousness are the keys to understanding the true nature and the universe” stirred the Internet, stating that life does not end when...
Chris Agnos added an article on Jul 19, 2015
Biosphere Collapse: The Biggest Economic Bubble Ever
“Horrendous inequity whereby a few hundred people possess half of Earth’s wealth as more than one billion live on less than $1.50/day is evil incarnate and will kill us all…...
Chris Agnos added an article on Jul 17, 2015
What's the Difference between Eating Pork Belly and Puppy Belly? Not much
In anticipation of Grist’s meat series, I turned to the person I know who has the most to say about meat: Hal Herzog, a man I also refer to as “dad.” My father has spent 30...
Chris Agnos added an article on Jul 16, 2015
What Humans Are Really Doing to Our Planet, in 19 Jaw-Dropping Images
Last week, Pope Francis and church officials encouraged everyone to consume less and think more about our impact on the environment. It's a timely warning because the next six...
Chris Agnos added an article on Jul 16, 2015
Can Meat Actually Be eco-friendly?
Should we eat meat? That’s the big question, which — for this series — I’m asking three different ways: in terms of environmental sustainability, morality, and...
Chris Agnos added a video on Feb 13, 2015
The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible - Charles Eisenstein
"There is a vast territory between what we're trying to leave behind, and where we want to go - and we don't have any maps for that territory." - Charles Eisenstein Filmed in...
Chris Agnos added a video on Jan 13, 2015
A Sustainable Death
What do you want to happen to your body after you die? Our current funeral practices are far from sustainable. Even a "green" funeral fails to account for the existing toxins...
Chris Agnos added a video on Dec 2, 2014
How Whales Change Climate
When whales were at their historic populations, before their numbers were reduced, it seems that whales might have been responsible for removing tens of millions of tonnes of...
Chris Agnos added a video on Jul 18, 2014
The Story of the Chinese Farmer
"The whole process of nature is a process of immense complexity and it is really impossible to tell whether something that happens in it is good or bad." A parable about life...
Chris Agnos added a video on Jun 2, 2014
The Myth Of Human Nature
Are we competitive, selfish, individualistic creatures by nature? What is human nature, anyway? "We see the world, not as it is, but as we are, or...as we are conditioned to...
Chris Agnos added a video on Feb 13, 2014
How Wolves Change Rivers
When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, the most remarkable "trophic cascade" occurred. What is a...
Chris Agnos added a video on Jan 29, 2014
What Did You Forget?
Alan Watts asks "what did you forget?" in this Sustainable Man film starring Chris, Sean, and Luke Abad as "Joe Dokes" "Do you have any control over being conscious? Do you...
Chris Agnos added a video on Jan 29, 2014
Reimagining Investment for the Whole Human
Our ideas about financial investment have been fairly limited thus far. Investment has been all about maximizing financial return at any cost, even if that cost is...
Chris Agnos added a video on Dec 20, 2013
A New Approach To Solving Problems
It would be hard to argue that the environmental movement, which began in earnest in the 1960s, and despite several successes in the 1970s, has failed. Today, the Clean Water...
Chris Agnos added a video on Oct 8, 2013
The Real Reason Millons of People Love Star Trek
Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry was ahead of his time. In his own words, he explains the universal appeal of Star Trek and why the people of this world "are ready for the...
Chris Agnos added a video on Oct 8, 2013
Earth Trek / The Economics of the Future
A beautiful and inspiring lesson in sustainable Star Trekonomics featuring Charles Eisenstein, George Carlin, Martin Luther King Jr. and a couple captains of the...