It’s out and the devil is really in the enforcement details. The comments start. Continue reading
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Speaking at the Atlantic Council ( http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/ ) today, U.S. Secretary of State Kerry offered this:
“So when science tells us that our climate is changing and human beings are largely causing that change, by what right do people stand up and just say, ‘well, I dispute that, or I deny that elementary truth?’ ”
“And yet there are those that do so,” he said.
By what right? Several come to mind.
… and its close relatives self-sustainability, simpler lifestyles and general hippie-ness. It short, it won’t work.
How do we know? Courtesy of a group of bipedal lab rats headed up by one Dylan Evans, author of “The Utopia Experiment”. Evans was apparently upset by a lack of challenge in his academic life and decided to play house, the rules being that there were no houses or tech or hygiene because society had collapsed. Rather than move to a more survivable locale (think Thor Heyerdahl with the little woman in Polynesia through his book Fatu Hiva – Back to Nature), Evans chose a little piece of Heaven on the northern shores of the Black Isle, north of Inverness, Scotland to play post-apocalyptic eco-warrior king-guy. In his own words from an article in the UK Guardian (http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/jan/31/i-quit-my-job-to-set-up-commune):
In early 2006 I was 39, living in Bristol and working at one of the best robotics labs in the world. I had become increasingly obsessed with what life would be like if civilisation collapsed, and thought that I could find out by setting up a community that acted as if it already had. I created a website called An Experiment In Utopia, and announced that I was creating a novel kind of community based on three main ideas. I wrote:
1. It will be a LEARNING COMMUNITY – each member must have a distinctive skill or area of knowledge that they can teach to the others.
2. It will be a WORKING COMMUNITY – no money is required from the members, but all must contribute by working.
3. It will be strictly TIME-LIMITED. This is not an attempt to found an ongoing community. The experiment will last 18 months. Members may stay for months, but may also come for as little as two weeks.
Are the German Greens facing extinction? Die Welt thinks they could be facing political extinction. Continue reading
Forbes on why the California energy model doesn’t work for California and are not a model for the rest of us. Continue reading
This wonderful piece of Journalism comes from “Inside Climate News”, author, Katherine Bagley, 10th September 2012.
“While outspoken scientists of human-caused climate change in the United States endure torrents of freedom of information requests, hate mail and even death threats from skeptics, their counterparts abroad have been free to do their work without fear.
“I feel for my American colleagues and what they’ve had to deal with,” said Tim Lenton, an earth system scientist who specializes in climate tipping points at the University of Exeter in the UK. Continue reading
Well it’s about time. Nature has been attacking humanity from day one and as we all know, appeasement never works. Time to give it a darn good thrashing! Continue reading