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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 think of some of the tech miracles expected in the next ...

Approaches to Futures Research

Approaches to Futures Research

Predicting the Unpredictable Author and risk analyst Nassim Nicholas Taleb developed the Black Swan theory. “What we call here a Black Swan (and capitalize it) is an event with the following three attributes,” he wrote. “First, it is an outlier, as it lies outside the realm of regular expectations, because ...

The Looming Energy Gap

The Looming Energy Gap

And now some really bad news. At this point, to seriously tackle global warming, we in essence have to rapidly end our fossil fuel addiction. That means completely changing how we live, at least in the short term. That’s an easy thing to say, but when you drill down into ...

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 means in all likelihood we are headed toward a catastrophe 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 global warming to some extent, then how do we adapt to ...

Surviving a Nuclear Attack

Surviving a Nuclear Attack

Common Misconceptions About Nuclear Fallout The immediate effects of a nuclear detonation – tremendous heat, blast force and initial radiation – are relatively localized and limited in area. The bigger concern for most of Canada’s population is the fallout which can be blown many hundreds of miles to fall to ...

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Climate Emergency News

  • 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 …
  • Climate Change Could Make Fungi More Dangerous To Humans 24 June 2024 2:54 pm Forbes Higher environmental temperatures may trigger mutations in fungi that lead to increased infectivity, more aggressive growth or to resistance to multiple anti-fungal medications. Microbiologist examining mold and fungal cultures in petri dishes.getty Public …
  • Climate Change, Beach Erosion Among Topics for State Study Commissions 24 June 2024 2:46 pm ecoRI News - Rhode Island PROVIDENCE — The 2024 legislative season is officially over: the budget’s been passed and signed, and lawmakers have traded stuffy committee rooms for the campaign trail ahead of the primary election in September. But while the Statehouse will lie (mostly) …
  • Climate change poses threats to pregnancy, childbirth in Indonesia 24 June 2024 2:44 pm Xinhua News Agency JAKARTA, June 24 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia, the fourth most populous country in the world, is confronting threats associated with pregnancy and childbirth complications due to the physical impacts of climate change, according to authorities on Monday. The …
  • Opinion -African Gen Zers can change climate change denial 24 June 2024 2:18 pm Thred The advent of social media and digital platforms has democratized information sharing, but it has also given rise to a parallel wave of misinformation. In Africa, climate change deniers have continuously exploited platforms such as X, TikTok, Facebook, and …
  • Climate Change, Making Every Country Suffer Throughout The World 24 June 2024 2:09 pm Inventiva   CLIMATE CHANGE has always existed. It is now that it has become the greatest threat to humanity. As of now, we all know how crucial this matter is. How gravely it can, and how it is affecting the world.   It is changing us, our natural habitat, our …

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