Christina De La Rocha

After 20 years of working as a biogeochemist and oceanographer, Christina De La Rocha had a mid-life crisis, flew the coop of her career, landed in Germany, and decided to learn how to write.

So far she’s published a couple of short stories in Analog, and one book of popular science (Silica Stories) and, rural life being what it is, now spends more time with birds than with people.

Her latest work of fiction, Mirrors Above the Sky, weaves twelves tales of chimeras and clones, climate change saboteurs, influencers on the Moon, androids delivering elder care, giant photosynthetic alien birds, and an angel of mercy on the loose in a surreal battlefield hospital.

It is available now on Smashwords.

See more of her work at her blog, Germanium Geranium.

The European Green Belt: Walking The Iron Curtain Trail

The Iron Curtain Trail, within the European Green Belt, stands as a symbol of progress and equality, unifying communities that still feel the scars of long separation.
July 7, 2021

It’s Not Easy But Not Yet Too Late to Avoid Severe Climate Change

No one ever said avoiding catastrophic climate change would be easy. Perhaps that’s why we keep sleep walking toward disaster.
June 9, 2021

To Mask or Not to Mask

To mask or not to mask, that is the question, or at least one of them, that all of the people who are not desert island hermits are asking themselves today.
April 2, 2020

A Gluten Free Take on the Superiority Burger

With hints of fennel and toasted walnut, these burgers are perfect accompanied by guacamole, lettuce, tomato, onion, mustard, and a side of homemade potato wedges.
March 20, 2020

Onion Tarte Tatin

A simple meal that can be made without using a single one of the top ten crops the human race over-relies on, which strip the soil of nutrients. And it’s delicious.
March 4, 2020

Why It Cannot Be All About Me: My Consumer Choices Are Not Enough to Create a Sustainable World

We all need to fight for our governments to deliver the broad-scale, top down changes that are needed so that we can live in a reasonable yet sustainable way.
January 28, 2020

A Super Simple Knitted Owl Hat

A quick and easy hat for the novice or experienced knitter. Perfect for cold nights, for lovers of homemade creations, and for lovers of owls.
January 28, 2020

Gluten-free Vegan Eggplant Parmesan

This vegan eggplant parmesan is delicious in its own right, and it shouldn’t keep you up all night in gastroenterological or climatological pain.
January 8, 2020

Single Decker Jam Drop Cookies

The bonus here is that, like a lot of cookie recipes, this is a super low single use packaging recipe.
January 8, 2020

Cocoa Nut Cookies

Light on single-use packaging, these Chrismassy treats make the perfect naughty, yet eco-conscious, snack. Yield: 35 cookies.
January 7, 2020

Reducing Snack Packaging

The best way we can address the issue of plastic waste is to add our voices to the clamor pushing for systemic change. But what can we also do at home?
December 3, 2019

10 Things You Can Do to Decrease Your Carbon Footprint

While we wait for governments, car companies, and power providers to create the infrastructure to allow us all to aim at living zero net carbon lives.
October 29, 2019

Changing Tack

A storm of our own design bears down upon us. Now, the time has more than come for us to ask, not what the world can do for us, but what we can do for the world.
September 16, 2019

How To Go Carbon Neutral

If we hope to avoid the impending climatic disaster, carbon neutrality should be the goal of everyone, but is net-zero carbon emissions truly achievable?
August 26, 2019

Will The European Union Transcend Its Migration Crisis or Fall Apart?

If the European Union does not cooperatively rise to the challenges posed by incoming migrants before climate change sends ever greater waves of refugees, it risks rending itself asunder, turning Europe back into a continent of warring nations.
August 3, 2019

What Does Organic Mean Anyway?

What does organic food mean? We explore the agricultural usage of the term ‘organic’, and the difference between conventional and organic farming.
June 28, 2019

Fuming Over Fumigation

When a nearby farm is sprayed, we have to shut all our windows and doors to keep the fumes out of the house, but there’s nothing we can do to save the bees.
June 1, 2019

Agricultural Biodiversity: Eat Weird Plants To Save The Earth

Of the roughly 400,000 plant species known to currently exist on Earth, roughly 30,000 are edible to humans. Of that 30,000, we have cultivated 7,000 at one time or another.
May 1, 2019

An Open Letter to the U.S. Government

Climate Policy: It may turn out to be too little, too late, or it may buy us the time we need to switch over to net zero emissions economies in time to spare the world exceptionally catastrophic climate change.
May 1, 2019