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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 the IPCC scenarios at face value, new carbon capture technologies and all, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Secret Government Bunkers

Secret Government Bunkers

The US government’s secret plan to save itself – while the rest of us die So reads the subtitle of the recent book, Raven Rock, by Garrett Graff. This in-depth study reveals that the American government continues to spend tremendous sums preparing for nuclear war – not just for new ...

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Climate Emergency News

  • Preston’s climate jury give recommendations to tackle climate change in the city 30 May 2024 9:34 am Blog Preston Preston’s Climate Jury. Pic: Preston City Council Members of the People’s Climate Jury met at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) to give their recommendations on how they think climate change can be tackled in the city. The 20 members, all …
  • How is climate change affecting the bee population? One Earlham College researcher is finding out 30 May 2024 9:29 am WVXU News - Ohio Scientists researching bees have been sounding the alarm about how climate change is negatively affecting the pollinators that make our beloved honey products. A professor at Earlham College recently studied the effects of extreme heat and dryness on …
  • SKN PM emphasises SIDS susceptibility to climate change at SIDS4 High-level meeting 30 May 2024 9:11 am Win Media SKN by Kevon Browne St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN)—Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are facing multiple crises: climate change, the economic and social repercussions of COVID-19, and a debt crisis. The pandemic impacted all island nations, especially those …
  • OCSWCD hosts native species, climate change walk 30 May 2024 8:25 am The Bethel Citizen - Maine COUNTY — Join Oxford County Soil & Water Conservation District on June 14 from 3-4:30 p.m. for a walk and talk at the Tenmile River Demonstration Forest, located on the Hiram/Brownfield town line! Maine’s native tree and shrub species will be …
  • The Science of Climate Change 30 May 2024 8:21 am OpenMind When NASA climatologist James Hansen testified before the US Senate in 1988 that the greenhouse effect caused by human activity was changing the climate, he set off alarm bells, although much of the scientific community remained naturally sceptical, …
  • Critics accuse Buttigieg of 'playing politics' after comments linking turbulence to climate change 30 May 2024 8:13 am Fox News Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg discusses new airline rules to protect travelers on ‘America Reports.’ Critics are responding to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, who has attributed recent significant weather events and transportation crises …

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