Nate Hagens just released a new video course titled “Reality 101” that he produced for honors freshman at the University of Minnesota where he teaches. The course is backed by 15 years of research by Nate into our overshoot predicament created by the interaction of human behavior, energy, economy, and ecology, and distills his 45 hour … Continue reading “By Nate Hagens: Reality 101: What every student (and citizen) should know”
Nate Hagens followed up his recent talk with a very nice essay in which he explains our predicament using his rare and broad understanding of the issues. The possible outcomes for our near-term future fall on a curve of probabilities ranging from an optimistic gentle decline to a pessimistic zombie apocalypse collapse. Nate leans to … Continue reading “By Nate Hagens: Where are We Going?”
Here is this year’s annual Earth Day talk by Nate Hagens. My introduction to last year’s talk by Nate is still valid: I used to preface Nate’s talks by saying he provides the best big picture view of our predicament available anywhere. While still true, I think Nate may now be the only person discussing these … Continue reading “By Nate Hagens: Contrasts and Continuums of the Human Predicament”
Nate Hagens gives the best big picture talks, hands down. What differentiates Nate is his wide and deep understanding of the economy, energy, ecology, and human behavior that he weaves into a coherent realty based description of our predicament. Nate also does an admirable job of illuminating positive aspects of, and constructive personal responses to, … Continue reading “By Nate Hagens: Energy, Money and Technology: From the Lens of the Superorganism”
Here is this year’s Earth Day talk by Nate Hagens. I used to preface Nate’s talks by saying he provides the best big picture view of our predicament available anywhere. While still true, I think Nate may now be the only person discussing these issues in public forums. Everyone else seems to have retired to … Continue reading “By Nate Hagens: Blindspots and Superheroes”
https://www.facebook.com/nathan.j.hagens/posts/10155010081133496 Greetings conservatives, Americans and conservative Americans. Welcome to Cleveland! There are many speakers here this week who will tell us what we want to hear, because it fires us up and makes us feels good. I’m going to give a different speech, one that lays out the context of our reality if we want … Continue reading “By Nate Hagens: The Speech that should have been given at the Republican National Convention”
Nate Hagens gives the best big picture talks on how fortunate we are to be alive at this point in history, and on the challenges we face. Here is his latest talk given this week at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. If you search this site you will find other work by Nate.
Nate Hagens recently presented an updated version of his excellent overview of human overshoot. I still consider Nate’s talks to be the best big picture view available anywhere.
I expect this post will upset many in my feed – so let me first clarify I am by no means an apologist for ISIS and abhor any act of violence. But the flood of ‘Pray for Paris’ comments and discourse on the internet is a microcosm of what currently ails our societies and has … Continue reading “By Nate Hagens: Wise Words on Justice and Peace”
I’ve had an uneasy feeling for a long time that a carbon fee and dividend policy proposed by many bright minds such as James Hansen will not work. My feeling was based on the fact that wealth is proportional to energy consumption and most of our energy is fossil carbon so unless you are reducing … Continue reading “By Nate Hagens: Carbon Fee and Dividend: It Won’t Work”