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When there’s nothing left to burn

Reading Time: 3 minutes Wynn Alan Bruce reached the point where he felt he had nothing left to burn. So he set himself on fire. Since learning of this man’s self-immolation on Earth Day, I can’t shake the mental picture of him sitting in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building, dying in unimaginable pain, his flesh consumed by […]

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Cold War II would mean more money for defense. Can climate efforts survive?

Reading Time: 4 minutes During the first Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union engaged in an arms race, both countries rushing to stockpile weapons of mass destruction. Both spent an unfathomable amount of money on nuclear weapons and advanced delivery systems in order to gain a competitive advantage. The result was massive defense budgets which consumed […]

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Are corporate ‘green’ efforts just for PR?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Traditionally, the public has viewed corporations as primarily focused on their own profits. And not for nothing: economists have long held the same view. But in recent years, corporations have started thinking beyond their bottom line. Two types of corporate governance programs have made sustainability a larger issue: corporate social responsibility (CSR) and environmental social […]

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The Endtimes Just Ain’t What It Used To Be

Reading Time: 10 minutes It’s nice that he accepts the science around climate change — and about humans having brought our planet to the brink of utter ecological disaster. That’s definitely nice to see from a Christian. But he’s trying to use that potential future as a way to terrorize people into accepting his religious claims.

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More on Transhumanism

Reading Time: 4 minutes My last piece explored the contrasting philosophical worldviews of Dark Mountain collapsism and utopian Transhumanism. There is not much more to be said about the Dark Mountaineers. Their fatalistic view is that our current scientific/technological civilization is doomed to collapse, and their main concern seems to be how to deal with that collapse and return […]

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Exponential Change

Reading Time: < 1 minute Humans are prone to overshoot – acting only when it is too late. Take climate change or population growth or both or similar. Imagine there is big old pond in your back garden. On the first day there is 1 lily pad, the next day 2, the day after 4 and so on. On the […]

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Debating Climate Change

Reading Time: 2 minutes There is no debate. Past that, there are idiots who still like to debate it, some will infest these threads, and media channels still try to present both sides by giving them equal air time. Some of you might say “Well, that is no way to try and change their minds.” But I think they […]

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What Do Some People Have Against the Environment?

Reading Time: 8 minutes For some reason, the environment is a trigger idea for right-wingers. The problem is that, as I have stated a number of times, the right takes free-market economics very seriously, but free-market economics cannot arbitrate for negative externalities. Negative Externalities What this means is that, if a company wants to make widgets, they have costs […]