global warming



Connor Stedman: Carbon Farming

Sequestering atmospheric carbon through natural means
Monday, October 9, 2017, 5:10 PM

Climate change remains a hotly debated topic. But a scientific fact not up for dispute is the pronounced spike in the concentration of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere over the past two centuries.

There's a building urgency to find solutions that can manage/reverse that spike -- a process known as carbon sequestration. But how to do that on a planetary scale? It's a massive predicament. And most of the 'solutions' being proposed are technologically unproven, prohibitively costly and/or completely impractical.

Enter carbon farming. It uses nature-based farming practices to park gigatons of carbon in the soil, rebuild soil health and complexity, and revitalize the nutrient density of the foods that we eat. » Read more



Michael Shermer: The Importance Of Skepticism

Without it, we're slaves to our beliefs
Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 2:34 PM

As humans, the way we process and react to information is influenced by both the biology of our brains as well as our social and cultural norms. We've talked many times here at about the influence -- conscious and subconsious -- that our beliefs exert on our actions. Our past podcasts on behavioral economics have delved into this in detail.

But just because we believe something, that doesn't make it true. Which is why the scientific process is so important: when followed without bias, it enables us to understand reality as it truly is. And such accurate understanding of the facts allows us to make more useful decisions.

In this week's podcast, Chris speaks with Michael Shermer, monthly columnist for Scientific American and founding publisher of Skeptic magazine, about the importance of cultivating a questioning mindset. » Read more


Mark Cochrane: The Scientific Argument for Climate Change

Is it happening? And what can we do?
Saturday, July 20, 2013, 1:12 PM

In this week's podcast, Chris sits down with Mark Cochrane to discuss global climate change.

Mark is a professor and senior research scientist at the Geospatial Science Center of Excellence (the GSCE) at South Dakota State University. He is also the creator of Peak Prosperity's excellent forum thread on climate change.

In this interview, Chris and Mark explore the science behind the study of climate change, what it tells us, and what steps individuals concerned about the trend can take. » Read more

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Daily Digest 5/31 - Deny, Deny, Deny; Doctors Give 8 Minutes Per Patient

Friday, May 31, 2013, 11:19 AM
  • Are We There Yet?
  • Global warming caused by chlorofluorocarbons, not carbon dioxide, new study says
  • For New Doctors, 8 Minutes Per Patient
  • Chilean president politely reminds Canadian business to follow the law
  • Social breakdown now trumps markets as eurozone’s greatest threat
  • Deny, Deny, Deny
  • Will Saudi Arabia Allow the U.S. Oil Boom? Interview with Chris Faulkner
  • GMO Wheat Found In Oregon Field. How Did It Get There?