Jan
30

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 of affairs and the consequences of collapse. In all other local civilization collapses the… Continue reading »

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
30

You just have to giggle at people who start talking about an ice age due to the current cold spell

You just have to giggle at people who start talking about an ice age due to the current cold spell. Arctic Heat Wave Sets off Hottest Ever Winter-Time Temperatures, Major Melt, Disasters for Coastal and Interior AlaskaMajor melt in the midst of winter. Doesn’t sound quite right, does it? We tend to think of winter… 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." Originally… 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
27

Facepalm

Facepalm. Stephen Hawking on Black Holes Shows Danger of Listening to Scientists, Says Bachmann“If black holes don’t exist, then other things like climate change and evolution probably don’t either.”

Jan
24

Listen

Originally shared by +Samara Sonmor 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  

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
23

Diversification, the enemy of conformity

The system is clearly broken and the game needs to be changed: We need a new blueprint for the economy and a new infrastructure and culture to support it. Sharing: Direct Action for the new economy The system is clearly broken and the game needs to be changed: We need a new blueprint for the… Continue reading »

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 tales… Continue reading »

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
22

The scientific discourse misses the fact that the ability to deny is an amazing human phenomenon, a product of sheer complexity of our emotional, linguistic, moral and intellectual lives

The scientific discourse misses the fact that the ability to deny is an amazing human phenomenon, a product of sheer complexity of our emotional, linguistic, moral and intellectual lives. Denial is a complex unconscious defense mechanism for coping with guilt, anxiety and other disturbing emotions aroused by reality. – Stanley Cohen

Jan
21

Considering that most deniers are free market types who think that the whole 'global heating' thing is a socialist conspiracy to keep them away from the shiny things, I too often wonder why no scientists are willing to step up and publish and receive all that oil company cash which is just waiting for 'real' evidence against AGW

To me, one of the most fascinating aspects of climate change denial is how deniers essentially never publish in legitimate journals, but instead rely on talk shows, grossly error-laden op-eds, and hugely out-of-date claims (that were never right to start with). Why Don’t Climate Change Deniers Publish Papers?To me, one of the most fascinating aspects… Continue reading »

Jan
20

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20

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Jan
13

Comfort, the prevailing word for Progress, in its many different aspects and to varying degrees, forms a sufficient aim for the majority of civilized men of our era

Comfort, the prevailing word for Progress, in its many different aspects and to varying degrees, forms a sufficient aim for the majority of civilized men of our era. Under these conditions of our times, man is only open to divine values in carefully measured doses, kept within limits so that they do not trouble his… Continue reading »

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
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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04

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