black swan events, or manifestations of climate change?
Is it time for ecocide to become an international crime?
How might climate change warming significantly benefit the GDP of northern countries such as Canada, Iceland, Scandinavia and Russia?
Are citizens and scientists underestimating climate change’s potential existential threat? > MOSAIC
Would injecting sulphur in the atmosphere cool the planet (geoengineering)? Is that safe? What are the potential unintended consequences?
Are oil platforms a hidden global environmental disaster in slow motion?
A Simple Plan
Earth’s greatest existential risks such as climate change and nuclear apocalypse will only be solved by the world cooperating and innovating together to affect the entire global economy.
- Pick a long long-term target date, 30-50 years out.
- Set the climate change goals.
- Chunk down those goals to annual increments.
- Complete an increment each year.
- Be serious about the plan and follow through.
- Gain increasing confidence in the plan over time.
If climate change does not become a long-term problem, we would have only spent a drop in the bucket and wouldn’t hurt anything and probably would improve many of our earth’s biophysical and social systems.
We have nothing to lose (a tiny amount of short-term profits) and a lot to gain by saving the earth from dying.
- air pollution: New Delhi
- black swan (randomness): The Black Swan by Nicholas Taleb
- carbon neutral = carbon produced – carbon absorbed
- cold: polar vortex
- documentary: Before the Flood
- energy history: Vaclav Smil
- extractive capitalism:
- facts: Vital Signs
- glaciers: The End of Ice Jamail
- life after warming:
- research: NASA
- science fiction:
- kids speak out: Amy and the Tortoise – How Animals Saved the Planet by John Leben
- Midnight Sky
- The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson
- time machine: Climate Time Machine
- tipping points: Irreversible Change
- united global initiatives:
- youth movement to stop climate change: Sunrise Movement