Author Archive

UN – climate ‘perfect storm’ already here. Time to slay Zombie Big Oil

Guardian: The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report on the impacts of global warming this century has been widely recognised as clarifying beyond all doubt that we do, indeed, face an unprecedented planetary emergency. Moreover, not one that will arrive far into the future, but that's happening right now. The perfect storm is here The report states unequivocally that: "… recent climate-related extremes, such as heat waves, droughts, floods, cyclones, and wildfires,...

NASA-funded study says “irreversible collapse” industrial civilization likely coming decades

Guardian: A new study sponsored by Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center has highlighted the prospect that global industrial civilisation could collapse in coming decades due to unsustainable resource exploitation and increasingly unequal wealth distribution. Noting that warnings of 'collapse' are often seen to be fringe or controversial, the study attempts to make sense of compelling historical data showing that "the process of rise-and-collapse is actually a recurrent cycle found throughout history." Cases...