Tag Archive for global warming

What is “Bionic Planet”?


An introduction to Bionic Planet, the Podcast of the Anthropocene: what is it, what does it aim to achieve, and how does it relate to the Paris Climate Talks? In this episode, we offer a brief introduction to the role of forests in the Paris Agreement and introduce basic themes that we will be revisiting…

Industrialized Countries To Start Unveiling Climate-Change Strategies This Week


On Wednesday, the European Union will unveil its post-2020 climate-change strategy, kicking off a 40-day period during which most industrialized nations are expected to upload their strategies to the United Nations web site. By the end of June, every country in the world should have offered its own Intended Nationally-Determined Contribution to the climate challenge,…

Zombies, Aliens, And The IPCC

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change delivered another clear, concise, and science-based analysis of the climate challenge this weekend. Chock-full of dire warnings and hopeful solutions, it reminds us again that we can fix this mess, even as evidence mounts that we won’t. Here’s a quick look at the latest findings in a sad saga…

Anatomy Of Denial: How To Lie To Yourself And The World About Climate Science


What do you call someone who opens a blog post with a false accusation, segues into an unfounded generalization, slams credible scientists without justification, cites research out of context, and picks apart an argument no one ever made — all, apparently, to keep his fragile ideological worldview intact, even at the expense of the global economy? The Heartland Institute…

The Global Garden


Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Embrace The AnthropoceneIt was a very young Bill McKibbon who introduced many of us to the concept of the Anthropocene in 1989, but he didn’t call it that. He called it “The End of Nature“. “In the past, we spoiled and polluted parts of that nature, inflicted environmental…

Earthmasters: The Dawn of the Age of Climate Engineering

Hardcover: 264 pages
Publisher: Yale University Press (April 22, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0300186673
ISBN-13: 978-0300186673

The great architect and city planner Daniel Burnham learned his craft in the embers of the Great Chicago Fire, and he clearly developed a worldview that Australian ethicist Clive Hamilton would describe as “Promethean”. “Make no little plans,” Burnham is famously quoted as saying. “They have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not…

Bridging The Science/Finance Divide


Investors should be mastering the implications of climate science, but most of them aren’t – in part because scientists have done a lousy job of communicating it’s certainties and uncertainties. Scientists know, for example, that the climate is changing and man is the cause, and they know that climate change will disrupt our supplies of food…