Facing Future Blog

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October 12, 2021

Code Red on FacingFuture.TV

by Robert Hunziker

FacingFuture.TV recently hosted a preview of the upcoming IPCC 2021 UN climate report, which report guides the gathering of dignitaries from around the world meeting in Glasgow this November to discuss, analyze, and decide how to deal with global warming/climate . . .

October 8, 2021

10 Tests for COP26

by Tina Rothery and Rupert Read

COP26 is critical to human history. The summit, originally scheduled for 2020, was supposed to be the most important COP since the achievement of the Paris Agreement, and was supposed to be about the implementation of that legislation. However, it . . .

October 4, 2021

Siberia’s Hot Streak

by Robert Hunziker

Global warming in Siberia is on a hot streak! It was +6°C last year. In like manner, if the entire planet hit +6°C above pre-industrial, it would be lights out, life snuffed out, sayonara. Meanwhile, the Siberian hot streak theoretically . . .

September 18, 2021

What’s Up With COP26?

by Robert Hunziker

The UK (in partnership with Italy) will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties, COP26 in Glasgow on October 31- November 12, 2021. COP26 will be one of the most significant meetings in modern human history, comparable . . .

September 4, 2021

Brazil’s Fierce Drought

by Robert Hunziker

The Amazon rainforest is arguably the world’s premier asset. Indeed, it’s the world’s most crucial asset in a myriad of ways, nothing on Earth compares. Yet, it is infernally stressed because of inordinate drought. The bulk of the Amazon rainforest . . .

August 30, 2021

Drought Clobbers the World

by Robert Hunziker

According to SPEI Global Drought Monitor, no continent is spared the ravages of severe drought, except for Antarctica. This is happening at a global temperature of 1.2°C above baseline, not 1.5°C above baseline which climate scientists agree is locked in. . . .

August 20, 2021

GPI vs. GDP: Does Size Matter More Than Substance?

by Robert Hunziker

U.S House Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) recently introduced a bill in Congress to overhaul GDP, the nation’s most watched economic indicator. On July 30th she introduced the Genuine Progress Indicator (“GPI”) Act. It would be a significant change for the . . .

August 12, 2021

Food Waste Globally and Individually

by Margaret Beasley

According to the FAO (Food & Agriculture Organisation of the UN), 1/3 of all food produced for human consumption is wasted! Since 1970, the world's population has doubled. It is now ± 7.9 billion. We can’t go on like this. . . .

August 11, 2021

Seaspiracy’s Nightmarish Odyssey

by Robert Hunziker

Seaspiracy is a powerful new documentary about the hazardous, unruly world of industrial fishing and stomach-churning abuse, overuse, disregard for life, as shown on Netflix, released by Disrupt Studios March 24th 2021. The opening scene of the film sets the . . .

August 9, 2021

Socioeconomic Conditions for Satisfying Human Needs at Low-Energy Use: An International Analysis of Social Provisioning

Jefim Vogel, et al

Meeting human needs at sustainable levels of energy use is fundamental for avoiding catastrophic climate change and securing the well-being of all people. In the current political-economic regime, no country does so. Here, we assess which socio-economic conditions might enable . . .

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