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Book Review: Anthropocene or Capitalocene?

June 30, 2017
Anthropocene or Capitalocene

As someone who has long insisted on capitalism’s central role in the ecological crisis, I was fascinated to read Anthropocene or Capitalocene? Nature, History, and the Crisis of Capitalism (2016). This is a collection of seven essays edited by Jason W. Moore, an associate professor of sociology at Binghamton University in upstate New York.

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The True Nature of the Ecological Crisis

March 16, 2017
The True Nature of Ecological Crisis

In my last seven posts, starting with Nature’s Mortal Wound, I examined various aspects of the ecological crisis. My main aim was to dispel the myths and misconceptions that frequently muddle our thinking on this crucial topic. Here I summarize my views regarding the true nature of humankind’s existential predicament.

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Geoengineering: the Arguments

March 8, 2017
Geoengineering the Arguments

There are no valid arguments against geoengineering in principle – our survival depends on it. Valid concerns do exist, but these establish the conditions for its implementation.

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Geoengineering: the Facts

February 28, 2017
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Emissions reductions can slow and eventually stop global warming, but only geoengineering methods can reverse it by restoring the Earth’s energy balance.

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The Point of No Return

February 19, 2017
The Point of No Return

A tipping point is reached when environmental damage escalates rapidly; a point of no return is reached when human agency can no longer reverse the escalating damage.

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Mainstream Emissions Reductions, or How to do NOTHING

February 12, 2017
Mainstream Emissions Reduction, or How to do NOTHING

Because of the emissions fallacy, the avoidance of population and consumption reductions, and restricted efficiency gains, current efforts to resolve the GHG crisis achieve essentially nothing.

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The Emissions Fallacy

February 6, 2017
The Emissions Fallacy

Although climate and ocean damage is caused by unsafe GHG concentrations, “climate action” is focused on emissions – the increases to these concentrations. This is illogical.

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The Twisted Tale of Greenhouse Gases

February 3, 2017
The Twisted Tale of Greenhouse Gases

A simple scientific model is needed to depict the full environmental impacts of unsafe GHGs. To obscure the horrific truth, such a model is carefully avoided by conventional sources.

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Nature’s Mortal Wound

January 22, 2017
Nature's Mortal Wound

It is not enough to minimize humankind’s ongoing environmental damage – we must also repair our past damage through geoengineering methods.

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Book Review: Climate Change, Capitalism, and Corporations

February 19, 2016
Book Review - Climate Change, Capitalism, and Corporations

Christopher Wright and Daniel Nyberg are business-oriented academics associated with the University of Sydney. Starting in 2008 they interviewed 70 employees at 25 Australian corporations to determine the corporate response to climate change.

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