Climate Existentialism

  Today the IPCC came out with “A Special Report on the Impacts of Global Warming a 1.5C”  Essentially, it outlines how bad things will get as the Earth’s climate increases to 1.5 degrees celsius above pre-industrial levels but also how much worse things will get if the Earth warms to 2 degrees celsius above […]

A Hotter World is A Poorer World

Personally, one of the reasons I am so concerned about climate change is that I, quite literally, can’t stand the heat.  One of the hardest things for me to adjust to since I moved to Texas is the extreme heat.  Its not that I miss the North Dakota winters of my youth but I would […]

Three Forces that Will Determine Our Future

In his book Four Futures, Peter Frase develops four future scenarios based on three structural forces that he believes will shape our political-economic system well into the future.  They are economic inequality, automation, and climate change.  I agree wholeheartedly that the future will be largely determined by the politics we develop to deal with these forces, and […]