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un-Denial Manifesto: Energy and Denial

Why my interest in denial?

Denial Theory (video version)

Denial Theory (short version)

By Alex Smith: Radio Ecoshock interview with Ajit Varki

Darwin & Varki

On Burning Carbon: The Case for Renaming GDP to GDB

You know you are in trouble when…

What would a wise society do?

Essays (bigger thoughts)

Denial with Cortical Columns

The un-Denial Decision Tree

Ajit Varki: Our Only Hope is Legitimate Fear-Mongering

On Garrett Hardin’s Tragedy of the Commons

On Apollo: The Most Impressive Human Achievement

On the Emergence of Behaviorally Modern Humans: The Denial to Domesticate (DtD) Theory

Why We Want Growth, Why We Can’t Have It, and What This Means


Providing Alcohol to an Alcoholic

What if we’re denying something else?

I Remember…

On Oil

Reality Denial Harm Prevention: A Proposal for Screening and Licensing

On Religion and Denial

The Great Story (A Reality Based Religion led by Michael Dowd)

On the Tragedy of Trends

It’s Time to Get Real: Trump’s a Symptom, Not the Problem

A Summary of Our Predicament: Overshoot Is a Bitch

Overshoot Awareness: The Pros and Cons

Is Austerity Rational? I Think So


The Big Picture on One Page

Are We Experiencing the Peak of What is Possible In the Universe?

The Universe and Its Purpose

On the Wealth of Citizens: An EU Perspective

Overpopulation Denial

Denial is Layered: What is Your Blind Spot?

Interest(ing) Denial: 0% for 90 Months

Denial and Depression: An Informal Survey and Analysis

book review: The Vital Question: Energy, Evolution, and the Origins of Complex Life by Nick Lane

Not the Trees Too Damn It!: On Gail Zawacki

book review: Storms of My Grandchildren by James Hansen

COP21: Doubling Down on Denial

COP21 and Air Travel

Why Are We Printing Money?

What to Expect as We Collapse

Blogs (smaller thoughts)

New Badass in Town: Jean-Marc Jancovici (Radio Ecoshock interview)

On Famous Polymaths

Biased Cognitive Biases

Catch-22: On New Year’s Resolutions

An Elevator Pitch for MORT

On Onions, Gods, and Mars

A New International Journalism Standard: Certified 100% Denial-Free™

On Winning the Game

Awareness of Death


Supply & Demand

Denial is the Only Topic Less Popular than Overshoot

Renewable vs. Fossil Energy: An Interesting Natural Experiment is Underway in Venezuela

Denial of the Inconvenient Truth: Shrink the Economy or Die

Whether Forecast

Cause for Hope, Despair, or Both?

My Election Platform

A Smile On My Death Bed

Climate Scientists Damage Their Own Credibility

Religion Evolves (Baba Brinkman): We Need a New One

Time to Question the Pie

By Other Authors

By Ajit Varki: Why Men Are Destroying the Planet (Planet: Critical Interview)

By Ajit Varki: Did Human Reality Denial Breach the Evolutionary Psychological Barrier of Mortality Salience?

By Ajit Varki: Mind Over Reality Transition: The Evolution of Human Mortality Denial

By Andrew Nikiforuk: Energy Dead-Ends: Green Lies, Climate Change and Chaotic Transitions

By Jean-Marc Jancovici: Will technology save us from Climate Change?

By Art Berman: Stop Expecting Oil and the Economy to Recover

By Nate Hagens: Reality 101: What every student (and citizen) should know

By Tim Watkins: Climbing Everest in High Heels (aka “It’s the overshoot, stupid”)

By Tom Murphy: The Energy Trap (we all scream for ice cream)

By Jean-Marc Jancovici: Can we save energy, jobs and growth at the same time?

By Hugh Montgomery: Are Humans Like a Virus on Planet Earth?

By Peter Watts: The Adorable Optimism of the IPCC

By Tim Watkins: The Three Vortices of Doom (energy, debt, state)

By Jack Alpert: On Sustainability (without the bullshit)

By Jack Alpert: Unwinding the Human Predicament

By Jay Hanson: Reality Report Interview (November 3, 2008)

By xraymike79: Evolutionary Dead-Ends

By Michael Mills: How to Avoid Population Overshoot and Collapse

By Tim Morgan: The need for new ideas

By Nate Hagens: Energy, Money and Technology: From the Lens of the Superorganism

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

By Vaclav Smil: Energy Revolution? More like a Crawl

By Erik Lindberg: Economic Growth – A Primer

By Alice Friedemann: Big Fight: 21 top scientists show why Jacobson and Delucchi’s renewable scheme is a delusional fantasy

By John House, MD: A Superb Summary of Our Predicament

By Gail Tverberg: Why Energy-Economy Models Produce Overly Optimistic Indications

By Various Authors: On the Origin of Life

By Nate Hagens: There is No Green without Lean

By Tim Morgan: A World Economy Snapshot

By Tim Morgan: Perfect Storm Gets Nearer: Surplus Energy Economics Update

By Art Berman: Oil Prices Lower Forever? Hard Times In a Failing Global Economy

By Tim Clarke: The Demise of the Global Oil Industry: Best Case 2022

By NOAA/NASA: Annual Report: 2016 was 3rd Successive Record-Warm Year

By Gail Zawacki: The Waste Land

By Alice Friedemann: An Interview on Energy

By Erik Lindberg: Six Myths About Climate Change that Liberals Rarely Question

By Paul Chefurka: No really, how sustainable are we?

By John Weber: Superman Plays With Kryptonite Dice

By Tim Garrett: Thermodynamics of the Economy (interviews and papers)

By Nicole Foss: The Boundaries and Future of Solution Space (plus interview)

By Tom Murphy: Growth has an Expiration Date

By Jeremy Jackson: Sea Level Rise is Dangerous

By Nick Breeze: Survivable IPCC Projections Based on Science Fiction: Reality is Far Worse

By Jim White: Abrupt Climate Change: Past, Present, and Future

By Gail Zawacki: The Silent War on Trees

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

By Dana Meadows: On Sustainable Systems

By Steve Ludlum: Climate Tactics Redux

By Steve Keen: Credit Money: How it Works and Why it Fails

By Steven Kopits: Global Oil Market Forecasting: Main Approaches & Key Drivers

By Dermot O’Conner: There’s No Tomorrow

By Richard Smith: China’s Communist-Capitalist Ecological Apocalypse