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Beyond sustainability: serious conversation toward a thriving future
Beyond sustainability: serious conversation toward a thriving future

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“In the end it’s not about finding policies that work, it’s about forging consensus and fighting cynicism. Can we do this?” -Barack Obama

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I’ve been invited to participate in a new Bray & von Storch survey of climate scientists. The questions seem structured to de-authenticate climate models. These questions will have a different meaning within the field and outside the field. When asked for…

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There’s no Supreme Court of Truth, no supreme authority that affixes an imprimatur of “scientific fact”. Yet we believe many things to be true which we could not have known about without science. It’s obvious that science can draw conclusions which are…

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Because of its isolation, the isolated city of Fort McMurray faces a fire crisis the likes of which have little precedent.

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Projecting a persuasive image of a desirable and practical future is extremely important to high morale, to dynamism, to consensus, and in general to help the wheels of society turn smoothly. – Herman Kahn

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While this article was written specifically about Austin, most of it could apply to many other American cities whose core is developing rapidly and whose traffic infrastructure is failing to keep pace.  Overused roads are the biggest impediment to…

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Somebody oversimplifies the Tobis Diagram: http://cleantechnica.com/2016/05/02/climate-change-deniers-getting-angrier-heres/ … Compare:…

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This was slow going for me; partly his speaking from a script and partly the density of that script, with a fairly generous frosting of Aussie, made it hard to follow. But I found what he had to say enlightening and worth the effort. “Few progressives…

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It’s almost enjoyable to watch the “no warming for 17 years” crowd predictably fail to update their priors. Meanwhile let’s hope that “no global warming since 2016” will hold for a while.

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