Social Analysis

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. Just...

Climate Change, Violence and War

Climate Change, Violence and War

One does not need to be a climate scientist to work out that, in spite of government rhetoric to the contrary, there is absolutely no real movement in the direction of global emission reduction at the scale needed. That...

Seeking a Resilient Society

Seeking a Resilient Society

One response to growing concerns about resource depletion, sustainability and climate change is so-called mitigation or transition strategies designed to increase community resilience. These are now seen as a vital part of climate change adaptation. If we can’t stop...

Is Environmental Collapse Our Future?

Is Environmental Collapse Our Future?

It is perhaps not surprising that many otherwise sensible, knowledgeable people are now starting to talk seriously about the potential collapse of our civilization due to runaway global warming. After years of optimistically asserting that all we needed to...

Legacy of the Druids

Legacy of the Druids

 The role of first the Druids and then Christian monks in reestablishing civilization. After a catastrophic collapse, not all societies re-emerge as a new civilization. The indigenous North American cultures and the Mayan civilizations, for example, virtually disappeared. A...

Resurrection Earth

Resurrection Earth

Speculating about our uncertain future is today a vital undertaking. Or perhaps more specifically, it is necessary to think about cultural survival strategies and ways we might plan and prepare to build a new civilization on a strange, unfamiliar...

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Climate Emergency News

  • Big Oil’s role in curbing climate change 29 January 2023 10:56 pm The Straits Times Tackling climate change requires a dramatic, and rapid, shift towards cleaner energy. With each year that global greenhouse gas emissions reach another record, the impacts of a warming planet intensify. And the only way to achieve a rapid and just …
  • Letter: U. engineering school does more than talk about climate change 29 January 2023 10:24 pm The Salt Lake Tribune - Utah (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) University of Utah president Taylor Randall, left, helps unveil a new name for the College of Engineering at the University of after the announcement of a $50 million gift from philanthropists and benefactors …
  • Climate change will reach 1.5º C in 2035 29 January 2023 10:23 pm Bullfrag Asked about what can be expected in 2023, he stresses that, although it is “impossible” to know what the temperature will be, for example, in summer, satellite data indicates that it will be above the average for recent years because “there is a clear …
  • Lauren Sánchez and Jeff Bezos to collaborate on shared goal of combating climate change 29 January 2023 10:04 pm Brisbane Times Lauren Sánchez and Jeff Bezos to collaborate on shared goal of combating climate change We’re sorry, this feature is currently unavailable. We’re working to restore it. Please try again later. Dismiss
  • Rare plateau found by ARI team could hold clues to plant survival amid climate change 29 January 2023 9:35 pm The Indian Express Scientists at the Agharkar Research Institute (ARI) in Pune have found a rare low-altitude basalt plateau in the Western Ghats, an important discovery they believe could hold the clues to how plant species globally survive climate change. Presence of the …
  • Climate change and changing insurance needs 29 January 2023 9:25 pm Livemint The land subsidence at Joshimath has suddenly become the epicentre of climate change discussions. Hundreds of people have lost their homes and livelihoods. There is a looming question—are claims for houses destroyed by subsidence covered under insurance? …

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