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

  • Six Books for Bird Nerds and Nature Lovers 18 November 2022 6:15 pm Audubon Conversations with Birds By Priyanka Kumar (Milkweed Editions; 296 pages; $26) In 20 vignettes and essays, Priyanka Kumar lovingly narrates how encounters with birds have molded her outlook on life, family, and nature, bridging the mountains of her …
  • Building a labour movement to take on the billionaire class 18 November 2022 5:57 pm Canadian Dimension In October 2021, 10,000 John Deere workers struck plants and warehouses in Iowa and Illinois, as well as smaller facilities in Kansas, Georgia and Colorado. Photo by Jordan Chariton/Twitter. Class Struggle Unionism Joe Burns Haymarket, 2022 Joe Burns’ …
  • DNR Secretary Cole retiring, leaving the agency’s top spot unfilled 18 November 2022 5:06 pm WisPolitics - Wisconsin The head of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is retiring next week four years after Gov. Tony Evers named him to the post. Preston Cole has served as secretary of the DNR since Evers was sworn into office in 2019. "Preston has been an …
  • The population question 18 November 2022 3:47 pm The New York Times There are now 8 billion of us. How does that affect our ability to live within planetary boundaries — and to stave off the worst climate hazards? Actually, what matters most is not how many we are. It’s how we live. More people doesn’t necessarily mean …
  • Is the Energy Charter Treaty at odds with a green future? 18 November 2022 12:20 pm The Parliament Magazine In 2015, Italy announced that it would adopt a ban on oil drilling near its coastline following years of campaigning by local environmental pressure groups. So when, in 2016, oil and gas company Rockhopper applied for a concession to drill for oil off the …
  • Taking on the Climate 18 November 2022 11:30 am The New York Times At the biggest international climate summit of the year, world leaders meeting over the past two weeks have been dogged by reports that countries are falling short of their commitments to combat climate change. So what’s the point of the annual gathering? …

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