Tag Archives: global warming

  • Podcast

    Connor Stedman: Carbon Farming

    Sequestering atmospheric carbon through natural means
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, October 9, 2017, 9:10 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.

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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


    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

    Mark Cochrane: The Scientific Argument for Climate Change

    Is it happening? And what can we do?
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, July 20, 2013, 5:12 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.

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

    by DailyDigest

    Friday, May 31, 2013, 3:19 PM

    • 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?

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  • Blog

    Dan Ariely Decodes Why Humans Are Hard-Wired To Inflate

    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, January 6, 2011, 5:03 AM


    Looking back at the carnage created by the bursting of the credit bubble, it’s natural to scratch your head and ask “How did we ever let that happen?”. Behavioral economics exists to answer questions like this.

    Last week Chris sat down with Dan Ariely, gallivanting behavioral-economics-researcher-extraordinaire, who is breathing new life into this previously obscure field of study. The resulting interview is full of fresh, non-intuitive insights and shines light on how the human brain is often hard-wired for irrational action when it comes to money.

    One of the key takeaways for us was how Dan’s research provides an empirical explanation for why inflation will likely win the day: our mental programming leads us to prefer behavior that favors it.

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  • Blog

    Daily Digest 12/10 – U.S. Trade Gap Drops, Renewable Energy Funding, Violent Student Protests in the UK

    by DailyDigest

    Friday, December 10, 2010, 4:00 PM

    • Dead Cat Bounce
    • U.K. Vote on Student Fees Sparks Violent Protests
    • German 2 Year Auction Fails By 20% Of Notional As Rush From Government Paper Intensifies
    • U.S. Trade Gap Drops as Exports Rise to Two-Year High
    • China Raises Banks’ Reserve Requirement Ratio
    • On Christmas Shopping Lists, No Credit Slips
    • Tax Package Changes – Renewable Energy Programs are Back in Business
    • China November Crude Imports Jump by 26% as Refiners Boost Fuel Production
    • IEA Raises 2011 Global Oil Demand Forecast for a Third Month, Citing China

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  • Blog

    Daily Digest 12/3 – U.S. Tax Cut Extention Talks, China to Tighten Monetary Policy, Nissan to Launch Electric Car

    by DailyDigest

    Friday, December 3, 2010, 3:37 PM

    • Merk Commentary: Pragmatic ECB Squares the Circle – Whatever it Takes
    • UN Climate Conference: Global Warming Could Double Food Prices
    • Obama, GOP in Quiet Talks to Extend Tax Cuts
    • Thursday Thrust – Just Buy the F’ing Dips!
    • China to Tighten its Monetary Policy Next Year
    • OIL FUTURES: Crude Retreats On Weak US Jobs Data
    • Nissan To Launch Leaf Electric Car In Japan On December 20

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