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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 17 Jul 23

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 122 We are halfway through a plot to seize control of the world. It may seem like a conspiracy theory, but it’s placed awfully prominently, and everywhere, to be such a thing. The United Nations Agenda 2030 is a sweeping program to take control of our entire world. It launched in 2015 with an ambitious “17 Goals to Transform our World” and 169 targets to hit by the year 2030. That was eight years ago, and we can get a sense of how it’s going. Badly. Tyrannically. Farcically. Reading from the Agenda

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 122 We are halfway through a plot to seize control of the world. It may seem like a conspiracy theory, but it’s placed awfully prominently, and everywhere, to be such a thing. The United Nations Agenda 2030 is a sweeping program to take control of our entire world. It launched in 2015


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 20 Jun 23

In a speech to the 1989 UN General Assembly, Margaret Thatcher proclaimed: “the problem of global climate change is one that affects us all and action will only be effective… View Post The post The Case for Central Carbon Banks appeared first on Areo.

In a speech to the 1989 UN General Assembly, Margaret Thatcher proclaimed: “the problem of global climate change is one that affects us all and action will only be effective… View Post The post The Case for Central Carbon Banks appeared first on Areo.


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 15 May 23

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 116 You have probably heard of “Net Zero,” the unrealistically ambitious target of having no net greenhouse gas emissions by some point in the relatively near future (2030, maybe 2050 at the latest). A report filed in 2019 by the prestigious government-funded UK organization of engineers and scientists, UK FIRES, thinks Net Zero is not enough and is pushing for an insanely aggressive program called “Absolute Zero,” absolutely zero emissions by 2050. What does it entail? Among other things, no flights, no container shipping, no red meat consumption, no cement, no new steel production, and no

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 116 You have probably heard of “Net Zero,” the unrealistically ambitious target of having no net greenhouse gas emissions by some point in the relatively near future (2030, maybe 2050 at the latest). A report filed in 2019 by the prestigious government-funded UK organization of engineers and scientists, UK FIRES, thinks Net Zero


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 21 Feb 23

In response to global warming, countries all over the world have been devising plans for a transition to clean energy sources. But how much of this clean energy will we… View Post The post In Defence of a High-Energy Future appeared first on Areo.

In response to global warming, countries all over the world have been devising plans for a transition to clean energy sources. But how much of this clean energy will we… View Post The post In Defence of a High-Energy Future appeared first on Areo.


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 4 Jan 23

I am deeply concerned about the climate change issue. I come from a family background of protest, but over the decades I’ve learned which forms of protest are effective and… View Post The post Carnivals Come Cheap: Eco-Activists and the Attacks on Art appeared first on Areo.

I am deeply concerned about the climate change issue. I come from a family background of protest, but over the decades I’ve learned which forms of protest are effective and… View Post The post Carnivals Come Cheap: Eco-Activists and the Attacks on Art appeared first on Areo.


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 22 Feb 22

  Last year, the folks at Our World in Data published an article and some graphics about how human diets affect land use. The conclusion, as you can see on their chart below, is that if everyone in the world ate a vegan diet – one without any animal products at all – global agricultural land use would decrease by 75%.     Examining land use makes it clear how inefficient consuming animals really is; the carnivore’s footprint is huge compared to the vegan’s. Our World in Data suggests that globally about 1/3rd of forests and 2/3rds of grasslands and

  Last year, the folks at Our World in Data published an article and some graphics about how human diets affect land use. The conclusion, as you can see on their chart below, is that if everyone in the world ate a vegan diet – one without any animal products at all – global agricultural land use would decrease by


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 2 Feb 22

We are pleased to announce that we have published Carter Phipps’ most recent article entitled “It’s the Comet, Stupid!” in the Post-Progressive Post. This article is a critique of the Netflix movie Don’t Look Up, but more importantly, it is a critique of the oversimplified way the American public thinks about the challenge of addressing climate change, which Don’t Look Up is an allegory for. Carter points out the many tradeoffs and complexities that need to be negotiated in addressing climate change, and how oversimplification of these complexities leads to unproductive moralizing, demonizing, and paralysis. Check out this important new

We are pleased to announce that we have published Carter Phipps’ most recent article entitled “It’s the Comet, Stupid!” in the Post-Progressive Post. This article is a critique of the Netflix movie Don’t Look Up, but more importantly, it is a critique of the oversimplified way the American public thinks about the challenge of addressing climate change, which Don’t Look


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 2 Feb 22

We are pleased to announce that we have published Carter Phipps’ most recent article entitled “It’s the Comet, Stupid!” in the Post-Progressive Post. This article is a critique of the Netflix movie Don’t Look Up, but more importantly, it is a critique of the oversimplified way the American public thinks about the challenge of addressing climate change, which Don’t Look Up is an allegory for. Carter points out the many tradeoffs and complexities that need to be negotiated in addressing climate change, and how oversimplification of these complexities leads to unproductive moralizing, demonizing, and paralysis. Check out this important new

We are pleased to announce that we have published Carter Phipps’ most recent article entitled “It’s the Comet, Stupid!” in the Post-Progressive Post. This article is a critique of the Netflix movie Don’t Look Up, but more importantly, it is a critique of the oversimplified way the American public thinks about the challenge of addressing climate change, which Don’t Look


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 22 Nov 21

Decision-makers at the COP26 UN climate summit might do well to remind themselves of a game called ‘Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon’. Because only by understanding the interconnection of the world’s problems can we recognize how they can be rapidly solved by addressing them systemically at the root. Invented in the 1990s by three college students, ‘Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon’ was based on the idea that prolific actor Kevin Bacon has appeared in films with a vast number of other actors. For example, Arnold Schwarzenegger was in the movie ‘Dave’ with Laura Linney who was in ‘Mystic River’ with

Decision-makers at the COP26 UN climate summit might do well to remind themselves of a game called ‘Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon’. Because only by understanding the interconnection of the world’s problems can we recognize how they can be rapidly solved by addressing them systemically at the root. Invented in the 1990s by three college students, ‘Six Degrees of Kevin


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 8 Nov 21

Global business groups are calling on governments to pursue an international strategy on carbon pricing at the COP26 UN climate summit. While well-intentioned, the reality is we don’t need carbon pricing to create a level-playing field in global markets. We just need to end trillions of dollars of subsidies to the coal, oil and gas industries: because these industries are already stranded.  Carbon polluters, like any polluters, should pay for the damages they impose on societies. But carbon pricing is not the most effective way to accelerate the clean energy disruption and get to net zero.  Carbon pricing takes mainly

Global business groups are calling on governments to pursue an international strategy on carbon pricing at the COP26 UN climate summit. While well-intentioned, the reality is we don’t need carbon pricing to create a level-playing field in global markets. We just need to end trillions of dollars of subsidies to the coal, oil and gas industries: because these industries are


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