This second essay in the Meta-Delusion series introduces another key delusion – “tweaking around the edges” – that helps explain why all of us in the United States are failing to address the climate crisis, ignoring ecological and population overshoot, shutting our eyes to the coming collapses attendant to massively excessive resource extractions, and related issues. The essay also introduces the Hydra-Delusion monster that so captivates us.Read more
Microsoft Wizard and richest man on this planet, Bill Gates—leader of the dominating philanthropy in the world—would probably be the last person anyone would believe would “bet the world” on miracles. Energy Miracles that is………. But, he did almost 6 years ago and doubled down recently—even though no miracle has been seen since the first big wager.Read more
"It’s Time to Stop Waffling So Much and Say that the Evidence is Pretty Strong…
Multi-meter Sea Level Rise is an Issue for Today’s Public, not Next Millennium’s."
-- James Hansen, July 27, 2015At the climax of our massive burning of hydrocarbons, and before achieving a beautiful post-fossil-fuel future, we find ourselves now on the horns of a dilemma: We still have enough oil, coal, and natural gas to trigger climate Armageddon. We know we must leave the vast majority of their reserves buried, some 75% and counting, if we are to stop frying the planet and ourselves soon thereafter. To keep our planet habitable means giving up fossil fuels faster than we have adopted them. Nonetheless, our built infrastructure demands their use. Moreover, status-quo inertia and current policy pathways encouraging and subsidizing fossil fuels militate against reductions, much less the dramatic reductions required.Read more