Jan
30

The cheerleaders for the status quo always say 'It will be different this ti…

The cheerleaders for the status quo always say 'It will be different this time'. For once, I am inclined to agree. To believe that somehow our current situation is really different from prior civilizations with respect to the possibility of collapse is just wishful thinking. There is, of course, one difference with the current state… Continue reading »

Jan
29

There is an unwarranted focus on the global heat budget of the atmosphere

It is the heat budget of the total system that matters. "The ocean is quickly accumulating heat and is doing so at an increased rate at depth during the so-called “hiatus” – a period over the last 16 years during which average global surface temperatures have risen at a slower rate than previous years." Reshared… Continue reading »

Jan
24

Listen

Reshared post from +Samara Sonmor Listen In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we have been taught  – Baba Dioum Today's gorgeous image is by Elena Shumilova More images here: http://goo.gl/Pw1ezc View this post on Google+

Jan
22

The Baltic graph gives much food for thought

No wonder governments are gutting science. If you don't have observations to explain, you can just make shit up and drive it to the bank. Awakening the Horrors of the Ancient Hothouse — Hydrogen Sulfide in the World’s Warming Oceans “Dead Cthulu waits dreaming…” H.P. Lovecraft In the 1930s, pulp horror writer H.P. Lovecraft penned… Continue reading »

Jan
20

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Jan
05

But we sure are creating shareholder value like mad

And harnessing innovation to improve efficiency, which will bring us to the end that much sooner. Are we really that insane? Our quenchless capitalism has driven us to the brink of ecological destruction. And our endless consumption has given way to the rampant industrialization of this beautiful planet. It has resulted in the poisoning of… Continue reading »

Jan
04

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Dec
29

Fear not the path of truth, fear the lack of people walking on it

– Robert Francis Kennedy View this post on Google+

Dec
13

“Without music, life would be a mistake” –Friedrich Nietzsche

“Without music, life would be a mistake” –Friedrich Nietzsche This post has been reshared 1 times on Google+ View this post on Google+

Nov
29

I wonder what the treatment is

The manual identifies a new mental illness called “oppositional defiant disorder” or ODD. Defined as an “ongoing pattern of disobedient, hostile and defiant behavior,” symptoms include questioning authority, negativity, defiance, argumentativeness, and being easily annoyed. Nonconformity and Freethinking Now Considered Mental Illnesses | The Unbounded Spirit Critics charge that it’s because they have too much… Continue reading »

Nov
28

As soon as your level of activism requires a paycheque, it's over

Money buys things. Taking makes you owned. And from there it is only a matter of time. If a doctor determines that you have a deadly disease and fails to fully inform you, that’s Medical Malpractice. If a green activist knows full well the seriousness of an issue and fails to address it head on… Continue reading »

Nov
22

This is the same species of beings that we trust to build nuclear power plants.

This is the same species of beings that we trust to build nuclear power plants. Embedded Link Nigdeoti – filtrada Диспетчер проекта Фильтрада Google+: View post on Google+

Nov
14

Should be core reading before people are allowed on social media.

Should be core reading before people are allowed on social media. Embedded Link An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments This book is aimed at newcomers to the field of logical reasoning, particularly those who, to borrow a phrase from Pascal, are so made that they understand best through visuals. I have selected a small set… Continue reading »

Nov
12

So what is your take on this?

Overpopulation or overconsumption? Now, lets address the same situation (we are at the brink of running out!) but instead focus on overconsumption as the problem rather than overpopulation. Lets say that right now, altogether the people on this planet are over-consuming resources at a rate making us in danger of running out of resources. We… Continue reading »

Nov
12

Which explains the waking up in the middle of the night and continuing to think about…

Which explains the waking up in the middle of the night and continuing to think about the ideas of the day. “Sooner or later, the great men turn out to be all alike. They never stop working. They never lose a minute. It is very depressing.” Embedded Link The Daily Habits of Highly Productive Philosophers:… Continue reading »

Nov
11

People say we have never had it so good

I guess that really depends on who "we" is. "And if you go back to Palaeolithic times, if you go back to Neolithic times, if you go back to antiquity and Medieval Europe, you will never see … twenty percent of a human race going to bed hungry every night. That's why you people are… Continue reading »

Nov
10

What becomes of an artist when the necessities of the world drive him sane? – Jon…

What becomes of an artist when the necessities of the world drive him sane? – Jon J. Muth Google+: View post on Google+

Nov
09

They still need the useful idiots for just a little longer

When they take the last bit of payola away from the middle class and we finally wake up to the program, it will be far too late to act. In a world of finite resources controlled by a tiny capitalist class, there would eventually only be two classes remaining – the über-wealthy or global elite… Continue reading »

Nov
09

We are exceptional at finding patterns in the noise

It only makes sense to me that our future has been constrained by an elimination or better, an impoverishization of ideas at play in the specialist's brain.   We hear the descriptive words psychopath and sociopath all the time, but here’s a new one: monopath. It means a person with a narrow mind, a one-track… Continue reading »

Nov
09

We're dismantling the world for no good reason

Economic growth, especially growth that is characterized as increases in Gross National Product (GNP)1, does not correlate with improvements in social welfare. Embedded Link Economic Growth: A Social Pathology We have built our society, economy, and belief systems around the benefits and sustainability of economic growth. As further growth endangers our welfare by destroying the… Continue reading »

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