Blake Harris

Blake Harris

A fulltime journalist, writer and social analyst for over four decades, Blake Harris now explores how we might shift modern civilization away from its current trajectory toward global catastrophe to create a more sustainable, rewarding and equitable future.

World Energy Consumption and Climate Change

World Energy Consumption and Climate Change

It was over 10 years ago now when I first heard Professor Nate S. Lewis discuss our energy consumption and how this is fundamental to our climate change challenge. He radically changed how I viewed then proffered strategies...

IPBES cochairs and press conference with transcripts

IPBES cochairs and press conference with transcripts

This is a transcript of the conference together with transcripts of the separate videos from the cochairs. https://youtu.be/fUajCYRH6K4 The way we are doing business today is literally costing us the earth we just cannot keep going like this....

The Great Climate Disruption

The Great Climate Disruption

As horrific as the possibility of thermonuclear war might be, it pales in comparison to what may await us through global climate disruption. If we are to believe all the major scientific organizations in the world, our climate...

Global Catastrophic Climate Risks

Global Catastrophic Climate Risks

Playing devil’s advocate for a moment, what if some of the more extreme climate predictions turn out to be nothing more than hyperbole? What if we ignore things like feedback loops and energy demand? What if we take...

Descent into a New Dark Age?

Descent into a New Dark Age?

As a civilization, have we started our descent into a new dark age? Certainly, if we just focus on our ever-expanding scientific and technological frontiers, the very notion of a new dark age does seem a little preposterous....

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Climate Emergency News

  • Climate Change and Energy Minister Chris Bowen speaks to 7.30 24 June 2024 3:40 pm ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) SARAH FERGUSON, PRESENTER:  Chris Bowen, welcome to 7.30. CHRIS BOWEN, CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENERGY MINISTER:  Thanks very much, Sarah.  SARAH FERGUSON:  The question asked by Peter Dutton in Question Time today and not answered by the Prime Minister was what …
  • How Much Worse Was The Last Heatwave Due To Climate Change? 24 June 2024 3:37 pm The Seattle Medium - Washington State HOUSTON, TEXAS – JULY 21: Yvette Johnson, who goes by Tootie, holds her child near a window fan in her home during a heatwave on July 21, 2022 in Houston, Texas. “Its too much heat inside my home. Sometimes, I go into a panic attack-I don’t know, i’m just …
  • Florida Museum awarded grant to study Mediterranean Basin bellflower distribution, future response to climate change 24 June 2024 3:32 pm WUFT - Florida The herbarium swallowed Dr. Nico Cellinese. It was a winding maze of filtered light and filing cabinets guarding plant samples dating back decades, but she easily navigated to a folder labeled “Campanulaceae.” To Cellinese, those 13 letters in black ink …
  • Sussex gardeners rush to beat climate change 24 June 2024 3:32 pm West Sussex County Times Watch more of our videos on Shots!  and live on Freeview channel 276 Visit Shots! now As summer seems to have arrived, a chain of family-run Sussex garden centres say they’re witnessing a change in customer shopping habits as gardeners come to terms with …
  • The U.S. is finally making serious efforts to adapt to climate change 24 June 2024 3:24 pm Yale Climate Connections - Connecticut Like an approaching major hurricane whose outer spiral bands are only just beginning to hit, an approaching climate change storm has begun and will soon grow to ferocious severity. This immense tempest is already exposing the precarious foundations upon …
  • World Allergy Week: Climate change is accelerating allergy risk. Doctors explain 24 June 2024 3:12 pm Hindustan Times World Allergy Week 2024: Allergy is a health concern in both developed and developing countries. Environmental factors and host factors contribute to allergies in people. Host factors such as race, genetics, age and gender are responsible for triggering …

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