Category Archives: Environment

Reflections on the (Real Possibility) of the End of the World

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Combating the fire on the Deepwater Horizon.

Over the last few weeks I’ve discussed the recent UN report on the destruction of the ecosystem, and Jared Diamond’s and Bill McKibbon’s worries about whether the human race we will survive our current crises. Continue reading Reflections on the (Real Possibility) of the End of the World

The Basics of Bill McKibben’s, “Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?”

Bill McKibben in 2016

In my last post, I discussed some of the key themes in Jared Diamond’s new book Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis.  Today I’d like to do the same for Bill McKibben new book Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? Continue reading The Basics of Bill McKibben’s, “Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?”

The Basics of Jared Diamond’s, “Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis”.

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Jared Diamond

[This post continues the discussion from the previous one.]

In the Intelligencer interviewed Jared Diamond about his new book Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis. Diamond’s book, “addresses itself to a world very obviously in crisis, and tries to lift some lessons for what to do about it from the distant past.” Continue reading The Basics of Jared Diamond’s, “Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis”.