Authored by Elizabeth G. Boulton, PhD Introduction There is wide agreement that the Paris Agreement and subsequent COP meetings, while involving myriads of well-intentioned people, are hitting the hard limits of what is politically possible. Yet the planet’s climate and ecological stability is also pressing upon more significant biophysical limits. So, what options do we […]
Authored by Shani Cairns, MLIS Greenwashing at COP27 What was unthinkable only a decade ago is happening now. The climate crisis has pushed planetary boundaries to the limits. UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ declared earlier this year that the climate crisis is past a point of no return and further stated that “we must rise to […]
Authored by Shani Cairns, MLIS XR Writers Rebel Takes Action XR Writers Rebel, a group that ‘aims to tell the truth about the climate and ecological emergency‘ now underway involving writers within and without Extinction Rebellion (a.k.a. XR), has recently gathered some of the great unsung heroes of our time to write and speak about […]
Our Hothouse Future: A Discussion with Prof Bill McGuire Scientists’ Warning Foundation, Scientific Advisory Board member Bill McGuire recently met up with Dr. Alison Green to discuss the controversies surrounding the ongoing debate pertaining to the 1.5C aspirational goal as well as the ongoing climate emergency with Professor Bill McGuire. In this latest interview from […]
The Arctic in Free Fall
According to Jarvis Cocker, author at The Guardian who wrote The Iceman Cometh, “of the Arctic sea ice, 75% has been lost over the past 30 years. Last year saw sea-ice levels plummet to the second-lowest since records began.
One very popular and perennial denial claim is the myth that winter is coming, or rather that there is a coming ice age. In this discussion we will debunk these climate denial-based myths. Other myths are also discussed such as the Grand Solar Minimum (GSM) theory.
A year after a global coalition of more than 11,000 scientists declared a climate emergency, Oregon State University researchers who initiated the declaration released an update today that points to a handful of hopeful signs, but shares continued alarm regarding an overall lack of progress in addressing climate risks.
In this latest interview from ScientistsWarning.TV, Professor McGuire and Dr. Green talk about the need for scientists to speak up about the climate and ecological crisis, about geoengineering – what it is and why we should care – and his new novel, ‘Skyseed’, a terrifying yet realistic tale of geoengineering gone wrong.
The love of money has been called the root of all evil. It is certainly the root cause of many of the socioeconomic and ecological injustices we are facing today. Our current economic model is known as growth economics or growth capitalism. And it is at odds with the professional ethic to do no harm on this planet.
Ecological, regenerative, well-being and sharing economy concepts are now emerging in public discourse. In this discussion the sharing economy is explained along with the notion of gross domestic well-being. Additionally, we introduce Herman Daly, Kate Raworth, Jeremy Rifkin and others as well as how to adopt an ecological economy and comparable models.