With all that is happening in income, inequality, algorithms replacing mind workers and robots replacing body workers, ecological destruction from forest cutting and sea over fishing, my view is that he most crucial issue is getting guidance to leadership that gets them to be aware that coping with 2 degree climate heating is not … Continue reading Post # 2050 Responding to 2 degrees.
How can there be property rights that begin with some having more than others? When comes that "right"? Moreover Property comes from “what is proper to a man of rank to show his rank in society” (it is a social sign),. The argument is, of course that "right" is the right to your private proeprty, … Continue reading Post #2049 Property rights.
Provocation # 210 People climate and economy What seems left out of most climate discussions is the impact of necessary changes on ordinary people. It is treated as though we could switch energy from fossil to wind/solar without a ripple. If it costs more the family gets a subsidy to make up … Continue reading post #2048 People economy and climate
People are caught up in anxiety and thought, but little action, about CO2. But in doing so they conveniently ignore eco-destruction. Making eco-destruction central is not easy. Some thoughts floating out there. autonomous cars don't need headlights for seeing but they ae currently needed to signal other cars. Another part of the reason who controls … Continue reading Post # 2047. Mix of plus and minus
Time to start posting significant facts from a variety of sources. Temperatures in Concord have warmed by 3 degrees Celsius (5 degrees Fahrenheit) over the past century. In this same time period, tree and wildflower leaf-out dates have shifted significantly. "Wildflowers are now leafing out about one week earlier than 160 years ago, but the … Continue reading Post # 2046. Tree and flower trouble
Provocation # 202 Society, climate change and economics If the use of fossil fuels are not going to cut sufficiently (eliminated) to prevent a 3 or 4° rise are we willing to discuss how such a failure might unfold? If economy is embedded in society, that just means complex feedback loops between the two. Discussing … Continue reading post #2045. Society, climate change and economics
"Economists should stop pretending to be scientists and go back to the core of the discipline—as a field of inquiry and way of thinking"
gets the facts righter than most. http://www.frbsf.org/economic-research/publications/economic-letter/2019/march/climate-change-and-federal-reserve/ But there is some waffling. "While the effects and risks of climate change are relevant factors for the Fed to consider, the Fed is not in a position to use monetary policy actively to foster a transition to a low-carbon economy. Supporting environmental sustainability and limiting climate change … Continue reading 2043. The Fed and Climate change
Freedom is not allowed by much of science. https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/41180882/posts/2225316476 but is core to philosophy and politics. does this prove that it is worthwhile to move in things that are scientifically untenable? This is worth a lot of thinking because of data, for example, is moving into another room where is the tell you … Continue reading post 2042. freedom and science.
if we were managing the world every one of these would be taken on for consideration. https://www.monbiot.com/2019/03/30/law-of-nature/ The difficulty with managing the world is that it gets in the way of democracy. Democracy implies that different opinions have voice and leverage, but what then happens to the coherence management requires? Our solution has been to … Continue reading post #2041.managing the world.