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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 21 Oct 21

The United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP26, is bringing together world leaders to discuss the world’s future action on climate change. At present, the world’s biggest polluters are China, the United States, and India – three enormous countries with large populations and extensive infrastructure built on fossil fuels. In these, and all, countries, it’s often assumed that decarbonization requires painful sacrifices that could damage prosperity. But in reality, it’s the opposite. Greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation actually offers an unprecedented opportunity for new forms of economic prosperity that regenerate the earth. This is not just an opportunity that every country …

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The United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP26, is bringing together world leaders to discuss the world’s future action on climate change. At present, the world’s biggest polluters are China, the United States, and India – three enormous countries with large populations and extensive infrastructure built on fossil fuels. In these, and all, countries, it’s often assumed that decarbonization requires …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 13 Oct 21

Garbage Day journalist and host of the Content Mines Podcast Ryan Broderick brings us up to date on the current state of meme play. You can view Broderick’s talk, The Internet is Magic, from The Meme in the Moment Festival, on YouTube. In his monologue, Rushkoff explores how the World Wide Web flattened a meta-community of digital nomads. You can read a written version of Rushkoff’s monologue, Did the Homepage Kill the Internet?, on Medium. Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon. You can listen to Team Human here. The post Team …

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Garbage Day journalist and host of the Content Mines Podcast Ryan Broderick brings us up to date on the current state of meme play. You can view Broderick’s talk, The Internet is Magic, from The Meme in the Moment Festival, on YouTube. In his monologue, Rushkoff explores how the World Wide Web flattened a meta-community of digital nomads. You can …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 6 Oct 21

It’s often thought that clean energy represents a transition from cheap, abundant fossil fuels to expensive, scarce renewables. In this analysis, we will explore how this fear has it exactly backwards: in reality, the clean energy disruption will usher in a fundamental transformation in the way we produce energy, one that can revolutionalize the specific energy and labour relations that have historically generated episodes of resource scarcity under fossil fuels.  In part 1, we saw how the fear that mineral shortages will derail the clean energy disruption is largely unfounded, and that while the risk exists, it can be mitigated …

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It’s often thought that clean energy represents a transition from cheap, abundant fossil fuels to expensive, scarce renewables. In this analysis, we will explore how this fear has it exactly backwards: in reality, the clean energy disruption will usher in a fundamental transformation in the way we produce energy, one that can revolutionalize the specific energy and labour relations that …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 4 Oct 21

It’s often believed that the clean energy disruption could be fundamentally constrained by resource scarcity in the form of insurmountable raw materials and mineral bottlenecks. Increasingly, some argue that it entails a net decrease in the energy available to societies, and therefore warn of an unavoidable decline in material prosperity in coming decades.   In the following two-part series, we will address some of the most notable perspectives that uphold this mythology. Doing so, we will show that if societies make the right choices – and that’s a big ‘if’ – the clean energy disruption can represent a fundamental break with …

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It’s often believed that the clean energy disruption could be fundamentally constrained by resource scarcity in the form of insurmountable raw materials and mineral bottlenecks. Increasingly, some argue that it entails a net decrease in the energy available to societies, and therefore warn of an unavoidable decline in material prosperity in coming decades.   In the following two-part series, we will …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 29 Sep 21

New media artist, curator, writer, and creator of, Noor: A Brain Opera, the world’s first immersive interactive brain opera, Ellen Pearlman brings us where no machine can go: Into the last soft, squishy recesses of human experience still inaccessible to our robot overlords. In his monologue, Rushkoff reminds us about the importance of reducing our exposure to the global information onslaught. You can read the written version of Rushkoff’s monologue, “Turning off the “News“” on Medium. You can listen to Team Human here. The post Team Human ep. 192: Ellen Pearlman appeared first on Rushkoff.

New media artist, curator, writer, and creator of, Noor: A Brain Opera, the world’s first immersive interactive brain opera, Ellen Pearlman brings us where no machine can go: Into the last soft, squishy recesses of human experience still inaccessible to our robot overlords. In his monologue, Rushkoff reminds us about the importance of reducing our exposure to the global information …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 20 Sep 21

As our world leaders prepare to gather at the UN climate conference (COP26) this fall to discuss future action on climate change, there is one major question on the table. Will we as a global society come together to take control of the situation and prevent catastrophic climate change, or are we too far gone? At RethinkX, we believe the former. The report presents three scenarios for how societal choices would determine future pathways for global carbon emissions: the Core Disruption Scenario (‘Be Sensible’), the Accelerated Disruption Scenario (‘Get Serious’), and the Delayed Disruption Scenario (‘Get Stuck’). This blog presents …

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As our world leaders prepare to gather at the UN climate conference (COP26) this fall to discuss future action on climate change, there is one major question on the table. Will we as a global society come together to take control of the situation and prevent catastrophic climate change, or are we too far gone? At RethinkX, we believe the …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 15 Sep 21

Author of Power: Limits and Prospects for Human Survival and senior fellow-in-residence Post Carbon Institute fellow Richard Heinberg shares the simple truth that power has a lot less to do with what you’re granted or what you have than what you do. In his monologue, Rushkoff explores the opportunity we have to confront the realities of climate change now that its effects are here. “But now that the effects of our own activity are upon us, we have no more power to mitigate them than the toddler does of preventing chest of drawers from toppling over. You can read the …

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Author of Power: Limits and Prospects for Human Survival and senior fellow-in-residence Post Carbon Institute fellow Richard Heinberg shares the simple truth that power has a lot less to do with what you’re granted or what you have than what you do. In his monologue, Rushkoff explores the opportunity we have to confront the realities of climate change now that …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 1 Sep 21

President of the National Jewish Center for Leading and Leadership, author of Yearnings: Embracing the Sacred Messiness of Life, and seventh-generation rabbi Irwin Kula brings us through a spiritual journey in the desert — and may just show us the strength to stay there in the in-between. In his monologue, Rushkoff explains his hope that blockchains and cryptocurrencies can become something other than another asset class for a generation of traders. “Our marketplaces should never be in service to its financial utilities or the people monopolizing them. Nor should the metrics of economic health be based on the requirement of …

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President of the National Jewish Center for Leading and Leadership, author of Yearnings: Embracing the Sacred Messiness of Life, and seventh-generation rabbi Irwin Kula brings us through a spiritual journey in the desert — and may just show us the strength to stay there in the in-between. In his monologue, Rushkoff explains his hope that blockchains and cryptocurrencies can become …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 30 Aug 21

On this Team Human special report, The Yes Men’s Andy Bichlbaum explains how he duped Newsmax into letting an imposter former Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz discuss his regret for the Afghanistan War for 11 minutes! You can listen to the Team Human Special Report here. The post Team Human Special Report: Yes Men’s Andy Bichlbaum Pranks Newsmax appeared first on Rushkoff.

On this Team Human special report, The Yes Men’s Andy Bichlbaum explains how he duped Newsmax into letting an imposter former Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz discuss his regret for the Afghanistan War for 11 minutes! You can listen to the Team Human Special Report here. The post Team Human Special Report: Yes Men’s Andy Bichlbaum Pranks Newsmax appeared first …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 30 Aug 21

Professor of Philosophy and Jewish Thought at the University of Denver Sarah Pessin helps us learn to treasure the great human in-between. The living, delightfully incomplete, and always never-quite-thereness of our collective human journey. You can listen to Team Human here. The post Team Human ep. 189: Sarah Pessin appeared first on Rushkoff.

Professor of Philosophy and Jewish Thought at the University of Denver Sarah Pessin helps us learn to treasure the great human in-between. The living, delightfully incomplete, and always never-quite-thereness of our collective human journey. You can listen to Team Human here. The post Team Human ep. 189: Sarah Pessin appeared first on Rushkoff.


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