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avarice…

By |2018-10-23T17:17:11+00:00October 16th, 2018|Book Excerpt, Climate Change|

Avarice […] In the United States the CEOs of corporations that do harmful things such as making soft drinks and promoting them in schools are paid multiples of what teachers, scientists, and even Nobel Laureates get. Why are they not seen for what they are, individuals who harm others to make money? To me this [...]

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waste-to-energy…

By |2018-10-23T17:17:11+00:00October 15th, 2018|Book Excerpt, Climate Change|

Energy | WASTE-TO-ENERGY RANKING AND RESULTS BY 2050 #68 1.1 GIGATONS REDUCED CO2 $36 BILLION NET COST $19.8 BILLION NET SAVINGS Some call this a solution, while others call it pollution. It is certainly the latter. Waste-to-energy is detailed here as a transitional strategy for a world that wastes too much. In Drawdown, there are [...]

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competitiveness…

By |2018-10-23T17:17:11+00:00October 13th, 2018|Book Excerpt, Climate Change|

Competitiveness      Evolution favors winners. During our evolution people who successfully contended for food, shelter, mates, and other advantages produced more descendants than others. Competitiveness was thus strengthened and became an intrinsic trait of our species. We reinforce this quality today by further rewarding those who successfully compete with money, respect, and fame. Highly [...]

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another powerful strategy is legal action…

By |2018-10-23T17:17:11+00:00October 12th, 2018|Book Excerpt, Climate Change|

The fact that no emergency response to the entrenched failure of governments is a crime against humanity and indeed all of life. [...] Given this availability of solutions (which are largely absent from the North American media), the political, media, and moral failures to act decisively have now become willful crimes against life itself. This [...]

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two book reviews — Unprecedented Crime

By |2018-10-23T17:17:42+00:00July 6th, 2018|Book Excerpt, Climate Change|

“Criminal justice can contribute to addressing the climate crisis. A significant share of greenhouse gas emissions is associated with conduct amounting to violations of existing criminal law. Targeting climate change by enforcing criminal law can be extremely efficient. It can be done on the basis of existing laws, through existing institutions and with minimal additional [...]

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crimes studied by the mueller investigation…

By |2018-10-23T17:17:42+00:00June 19th, 2018|Book Excerpt, Climate Change|

"Unprecedented Crime" is an important book for many reasons, but most of all for driving home the point of the title, that the governments and fossil fuel corporations are guilty of major crimes for knowingly destroying our climate. And not simply major crimes, but "unprecedented" crimes, which will make the genocides and holocausts of the [...]

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visual sense of perspective…

By |2018-10-23T17:17:43+00:00June 5th, 2018|Book Excerpt, Climate Change|

     Our visual sense of perspective makes an object that is far from us appear smaller than it would appear if it were close. An automobile bearing down on me is very real and needs my attention, where as one that is two miles away does not. Nevertheless, the intensity of our perception of [...]

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we do not yet feel the consequences…

By |2018-10-23T17:17:43+00:00June 3rd, 2018|Book Excerpt, Climate Change|

In the past we did not need to be aware of processes such as the carbon cycle, which is essential for all life on the planet. It was self-regulating and affected little by human activity. But today, we are changing its workings in dangerous ways by burning fossil fuels and reducing the earth’s vegetation. It [...]

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societal consequences

By |2018-10-23T17:18:54+00:00February 26th, 2018|Book Excerpt, Climate Change|

Despite that broad expert agreement on these basics of clime change science, deep uncertainty remains over the societal consequences that will result. Predicting these consequences is exceedingly difficult because doing so requires integrating information from complex physical, natural, and social systems. Without a clear picture of what awaits, it is proving too difficult to recognize [...]

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