By Nate Hagens & DJ White: GDP, Jobs, and Fossil Largesse

Certified 100% Denial-Free™. Thanks to Ugo Bardi for posting this excellent essay by Nate Hagens and DJ White. https://cassandralegacy.blogspot.ca/2017/11/why-do-we-need-jobs-if-we-can-have.html Here is some information on EarthTrust’s Bottleneck Foundation that White and Hagens lead. http://earthtrust.org/bottleneckfoundation/ Nate Hagens continues to produce the best and most accurate big picture explanations of our predicament. You will find many other excellent … Continue reading “By Nate Hagens & DJ White: GDP, Jobs, and Fossil Largesse”

By Nate Hagens: Blindspots and Superheroes

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”

By Nate Hagens: The Speech that should have been given at the Republican National Convention

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”

By Nate Hagens: A Guide to Being Human in the 21st Century: Resource Depletion, Behavior and the Environment

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.

By Nate Hagens: Wise Words on Justice and Peace

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”

By Nate Hagens: Carbon Fee and Dividend: It Won’t Work

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”

By Nate Hagens: There is No Green without Lean

Nate Hagens gave me permission to share this essay he wrote for the leadership of the climate and environmental movements. His objectives were:  “To persuade, or at least interest, some in the climate/environmental community to shift their programs and priorities away from planning for a BAU low-carbon future towards preparing for a lower consumption future, … Continue reading “By Nate Hagens: There is No Green without Lean”

By Nate Hagens: Limits to Growth: Where We Are and What to Do About It

Here are a couple more excellent talks by Nate Hagens. He is now concluding his talks with some modest advice on what people can do to prepare. The Converging Economic and Environmental Crisis (10 July 2014) Limits to Growth: Where We Are and What to Do About It (15 October 2014)