Are we doomed? Here’s how to think about it

by Rivka Galchen in The New Yorker…..Climate change, artificial intelligence, nuclear annihilation, biological warfare—the field of existential risk is a way to reason through the dizzying, terrifying headlines.

The case for hope

by NICHOLAS KRISTOF in The New York Times…The truth is that if you had to pick a time to be alive in the past few hundred thousand years of human history, it would probably be now.

3ºC Neighbourhood

by Civic Square in Neighbourhood Public Square…..We can ultimately control how much warming the world experiences, based on our choices as a society, and as a planet. Doom is not inevitable.

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Global polycrisis: The causal mechanisms of crisis entanglement

by Dr. Michael Lawrence at The Cascade Institute….. In this framework, a global crisis arises when one or more fast-moving trigger events combines with...
Jul 13 2024

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by Alexander Nazaryan in The New York Times….With Fortitude Ranch, the entrepreneur Drew Miller is betting on franchised timeshares for people who are worried...
Jul 11 2024

Chartbook 297: The American migration crisis.

by Adam Tooze in Chartbook….As the World Migration Report for 2024 confirms, the Mexico-US border is by some margin the largest single corridor of...
Jul 11 2024

Long Covid Research Roundup: What have we learned in the first half of 2024?

by Katelyn Jetelina in Your Local Epidemiologist…What we knew: The number of people who get LC after infection has ranged dramatically from 2% to 75%. Reasons for...
Jul 08 2024

Positive Pathways report

by Michael Lawrence and Megan Shipman …..The Cascade Institute’s analysis on positive pathways through polycrisis

Jul 08 2024

NEOM is a city of the future. The land is the cost.

by K.O. in Atmos….NEOM has been hailed as the future of the climate-resilient, smart city. But, for local communities, its construction threatens displacement and...
Jul 08 2024

Denmark unveils ‘groundbreaking’ roadmap towards plant-based food

by Daniel Clark in Plant Based News…Plant-based foods are “the future,” according to the country’s Minister for Food

Jul 08 2024

Insufficient pollinator visitation often limits yield in crop systems worldwide

by Katherine J. Turo in Nature….Declining pollinator populations could threaten global food production, especially if current crop yields are limited by...
Jul 08 2024

The status of U.S. oil production: 2024 update everything shines by dimming

by Roger Blanchard in Resilience.org…To maximize profitability of deep water fields, the industry cranks up production rapidly to a high production level, say...
Jul 08 2024

Ray Kurzweil still says he will merge with A.I.

by Cade Metz in The New York Times….The big leap, of course, is imagining how human consciousness would merge with a machine, and people like Mr. Kurzweil...
Jul 08 2024

The view from Nairobi-Washington

by Tim Sahay and Kate Mackenzie in Phenomenal World…It is good for Southern elites to win such technology investments. But while the New Washington Consensus...