Tag Archives: climate change

  • Blog

    Dave Collum: 2020 Year in Review (Part 2)

    Dear God, can 2021 please be better??
    by David Collum

    Wednesday, December 23, 2020, 2:40 PM

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    This is Part 2 to David Collum’s Year In Review (2020) magnum opus.

    If you’ve finished Part 1 already and are ready to read more, we commend your stamina!

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  • Blog

    Dave Collum: 2019 Year in Review (Part 1)

    If it happened this year & mattered, it's covered in here
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, December 20, 2019, 4:44 PM

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    Every year, friend-of-the-site David Collum writes a detailed “Year in Review” synopsis full of keen perspective and plenty of wit.

    This year’s is no exception.

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  • Podcast

    Tali Sharot: Overcoming The Optimism Bias

    How to wake society up to the big issues we collectively face
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, July 25, 2019, 5:23 PM

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    Are humans wired to deal with the kinds of existential threats facing society today? This is not just an intellectually-interesting metaphysical question. The answer may well determine whether our species makes it to the next century or not. As PeakProsperity.com readers know well, humans’ relentless pursuit of ‘ever more’ growth is finally slamming into the…

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  • Blog

    Collapse Is Already Here

    It's a process, not an event
    by Chris Martenson

    Sunday, March 10, 2019, 11:54 AM

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    Many people are expecting some degree of approaching collapse — be it economic, environmental and/or societal — thinking that they’ll recognize the danger signs in time. 

    As if it will be completely obvious, like a Hollywood blockbuster. Complete with clear warnings from scientists, politicians and the media.  And everyone can then get busy either panicking or becoming the plucky heroes. 

    That's not how collapse works.

    Collapse is a process, not an event.

    And it's already underway, all around us. 

    Collapse is already here.

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  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 8/22 – The American Dream Is Getting Smaller, Arctic’s Strongest Sea Ice Breaks Up For First Time

    by saxplayer00o1

    Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 1:45 PM

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    • California Sticks Its Schoolkids’ Futures in a Vise
    • Venezuela rolls out new currency amid rampant hyperinflation
    • Credit card debt default rising despite strong economy
    • Moody’s extends rating review period for Italy
    • Student loan assistance may become as popular as 401(k) plans
    • The American Dream is getting smaller
    • Greece exits bailout, but ‘public debt tragedy’ persists
    • How Heroin Came for Middle-Class Moms
    • Parts of the Arctic are not freezing in winter 'increasing the likelihood that Earth's permafrost will melt and release huge amounts of greenhouse gas'
    • Melting Arctic Could Rapidly Unlock 'Deep Carbon' Buried in Permafrost
    • Arctic’s strongest sea ice breaks up for first time on record
    • 'We Are Climbing Rapidly Out of Humankind's Safe Zone': New Report Warns Dire Climate Warnings Not Dire Enough
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  • Podcast

    Connor Stedman: Carbon Farming

    Sequestering atmospheric carbon through natural means
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, October 9, 2017, 9:10 PM

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    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.

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  • Podcast

    Mark Cochrane: Climate Change, Revisited

    The latest on what science has to say
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, November 27, 2016, 9:27 PM

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    Mark Cochrane, Professor and Senior Research Scientist at the Geospatial Science Center of Excellence at South Dakota State University, returns to the podcast after a year and a half to update us on what the latest science has to tell us on the (often controversial) topic of climate change.

    Mark has been researching the climate for over 20 years, and among his many other accomplishments, moderates what we believe to be the most level-headed, open-minded and data-centric discussion forum on climate change available on the Internet today.

    In this week's podcast, Mark updates us on the latest empirical data, separates out what science can and cannot prove today regarding climate change, and provides clarity into closely-related but less well-understood issues, such as ocean acidification.

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  • Podcast

    Michael Shermer: The Importance Of Skepticism

    Without it, we're slaves to our beliefs
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 6:34 PM

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    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 PeakProsperity.com 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.

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  • Podcast

    Bill McKibben: The Planet’s Future Depends On Distributed Systems

    One of the best ways to address climate change
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, July 5, 2015, 7:03 PM

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    To environmental activist Bill McKibben, it's all about math. The planet has warmed 1 degree Celsius over the past few decades and is on track to rise another 4 to 5 before the end of the century. An increase of this magnitude is simply too much for the ecosystems we depend on to adapt to that quickly.

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