Climate Change

Climate Change

Big Questions

Pacific Northwest record heat <<<<<|||||||||||||||||||||||||>>>>> Surfside building collapse

Are the

black swan events, or manifestations of climate change?

The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
by Nicholas Taleb

Is it time for ecocide to become an international crime?

Eradicating Ecocide by Polly Higgins

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

Before and After: Global Ice Viewer

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.


Big Picture

Big Picture / Earth / Envelope / Weather / Climate: the aggregate of weather / Climate change


When Is It Time to Retreat From Climate Change?