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how do we think…

By |2018-10-23T17:17:12+00:00July 8th, 2018|Climate Change, Reality, Realization|

How do we think Evolution found a system of thinking for us that largely circumvents the need for logic. Our everyday thinking most often bypasses logic and depends to a large extent on referring back to what we know, on the way our knowledge is organized in memory, and how such knowledge is evoked. I [...]

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cursory interest in the whole…

By |2018-10-23T17:17:42+00:00July 5th, 2018|Climate Change, Society|

...We are now living in an environment that is ever more rapidly going out of balance, but we have no natural mechanism that adequately alarms us to this and the dangers it entails. Individuals pursuing short-term goals, often involving money or power, have an easier time achieving them that people with long-term goals. This puts [...]

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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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we are faced with two sets of problems…

By |2018-10-23T17:18:33+00:00April 8th, 2018|Climate Change|

Our economic predicament      We have an economic system that just to stay where it is depends on perpetual growth in a finite space. In the early 1970s our planet passed beyond the point of environmental sustainability (see Ecological Footprint in Part Two). Still business, government, and almost all the rest of us call [...]

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the most obvious connections…

By |2018-10-23T17:18:53+00:00March 20th, 2018|Climate Change, Society|

     The plant’s biosphere we interact with is an integrated whole whose parts work together to maintain the milieu we live live in. This life-sustaining environment and its support systems, such as the carbon cycle, which circulates carbon between living matter and the atmosphere, are kept in balance by two things. One is called [...]

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motivated by ideology…

By |2018-10-23T17:19:57+00:00February 23rd, 2017|Climate Change, Information|

[…] Unlike Galileo, most climate skeptics draw conclusions that are not supported by the evidence. Their reaction to climate change is often motivated by ideology, and the arguments that they make from this foundation suffer from one or more errors such as cherry-picking data, confusing weather for climate, and focusing too much on uncertainty. – [...]

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earth is our home…

By |2018-03-20T13:22:51+00:00November 20th, 2016|Climate Change, Mobilize|

If you like to worry about things—and most people do—you are living at a great time. Climate change is coming, and it is coming right at you. Regardless of where you are on Earth, you will live to see your life or the lives of your kids and their friends change due to the overall [...]

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so engrossed in our struggles…

By |2015-10-11T16:36:21+00:00October 11th, 2015|Community, Help|

The words of Albert Einstein “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking as we used when we created them” have become particularly relevant now. We need to search for a very different way to run our systems and break the chains we have been fettered with. Half the battle is won by [...]

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