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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 ...

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 ...

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

  • As climate change soaks New England, flash flooding is costing cities 26 February 2024 11:04 am The Boston Globe - Massachusetts “We’re still finding things,” said Mayor Dean Mazzarella, as he glanced at a stack of papers on his desk detailing the public works projects still on his to-do list. The financial burden of weather disasters is weighing on local governments and residents …
  • STEVENS: In hope of the Climate Change Act 26 February 2024 10:48 am Niagara Gazette - New York Remember when the brown smog would lie over Louisville and over Jeffersonville and New Albany? I do. In fact, it was 1971 when I was driving back from an environmental hearing in Frankfort, Kentucky, on Interstate 64 near the Cochran Hill tunnel. There …
  • Pakistan to engage with IMF for 'Bangladesh-style' deal amid climate change challenges 26 February 2024 10:47 am Daily Pakistan ISLAMABAD – Pakistan will engage with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) with plan of increasing the bailout package to $8 billion. Reports in local media said Asian nation is looking into several various options to increase the funds. The upcoming …
  • Global Warming Increases Soil Bacteria Diversity 26 February 2024 10:44 am Technology Networks Register for free to listen to this article Thank you. Listen to this article using the player above. ✖ Want to listen to this article for FREE? Complete the form below to unlock access to ALL audio articles. Warmer soils harbour a greater diversity of …
  • Zim develops policy on adoption, use of electric cars to mitigate climate change 26 February 2024 10:37 am The Herald (Zimbabwe) Freeman Razemba in Geneva, Switzerland Zimbabwe is in the process of developing a National Electric Mobility Policy, a framework towards the adoption, use and disposal of electric vehicles in the country as part of its efforts to mitigate climate change, …
  • EU carbon tariff to have limited impact on climate change: ADB report 26 February 2024 10:11 am Fibre 2 Fashion European Union (EU) import charges on carbon-intensive products are expected to have a limited impact on climate change and only a modest negative effect on economies in Asia and the Pacific, according to research by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).The EU …

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