More than the great Freudian escape exodus; more than abject reality denial; more than daily maximizing EBITDA for shareholders; more than the Mafia's motto, business is business, family (earth/life) is family (earth/life) - do not mix the two.
What is it?
What is it that makes Humanity obey the "Adapt" command to global warming, monstrous obscene income inequality, poverty, and "stuck in oil" energy science? Especially as the scientific solutions have been available since the 1940s.
What is it?
(Image: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty) Five years ago, the last report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change painted a gloomy picture of our planet’s future. As climate scientists gather evidence for the next report, due in 2014, Michael Le Page gives seven reasons why things are looking even grimmer
The thick sea ice in the Arctic Ocean was not expected to melt until the end of the century. If current trends continue, summer ice could be gone in a decade or two Read more
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Global warming was expected to boost food production. Instead, food prices are soaring as the effects of extreme weather kick in Read more
Greenland's rapid loss of ice mean we're in for a rise of at least 1 metre by 2100, and possibly much more Read more
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