Independent Commentary on Environmental and Natural Resource News
By Kurt Cobb
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Australia's drought, climate change and the future of food
There's a reason that few people are thinking about world grain supplies. Last year saw record worldwide production of grains and record...
Sunday, November 11, 2018
Connected and vulnerable: Climate change, trade wars and the networked world
The increasing connectedness of the global economic system has long been touted as the path to greater prosperity and peaceful relations amo...
Sunday, November 04, 2018
Is the "world" actually getting better? Depends on your definition of "world"
A frequent critique of the daily news flow is that it is filled with negative events. This is partly a product of the human nervous system. ...
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Shale oil becomes shale fail (and a nice subsidy for consumers)
I'm tempted to say the following to the writers of two recent pieces ( here and here ) outlining the continuing negative free cash flow...
Sunday, October 21, 2018
The risks of synthetic biology in the information society
Knowledge is power. The instructions for making viruses from synthetic strands of DNA are on the internet. And, the strands themselves are a...
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Climate catastrophe: The median is NOT the message
Anyone who has followed the climate change issue in the last 30 years knows that official forecasts provided by the Intergovernmental Panel ...
Sunday, October 07, 2018
Taking a short break - No post this week
I'm taking a short break from posting this week. I expect to post again on Sunday, October 14.
Sunday, September 30, 2018
U.S. government embraces climate catastrophe, but is it a 'crisis'?
The United States government has now officially embraced climate change as a catastrophe in the making. Only it contends that the catastroph...
Sunday, September 23, 2018
The problem with models...is getting stuck on just one
Alfred Korzybski , the father of general semantics , first uttered what must now seem like a well-worn phrase: "The map is not the terr...
Sunday, September 16, 2018
'The Expanse' is a story about systemic ruin
"The Expanse" is a popular science fiction television series (based on a book series of the same name) that at first seems to fol...
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