Facing Future Blog

We welcome you to submit blog posts on any of the stressors covered in this website, or other stressors not covered here.  Topics can include ocean and air pollution, toxic chemicals and processes, the dominance of ‘profit’ over ‘people’ and all of life on Earth, soil degradation and destructive farming and forestry practices, threats to the biodiversity of a no longer healthy ecosphere, population, how we feed ourselves, industrial and personal carbon footprints, and the many components and impacts of climate change.  Don’t forget the topics of political advocacy, and grassroots organizing that are central to Facing Future.

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Listing of Blog Posts

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January 23, 2019

Front Row Centre at The End of the World Show

by Bruce Mason

When a good friend asked this question last year, Bruce Mason began work on a response that eventually became "Front Row Centre at the End of the World Show." Initially inspired by the article World Scientists Warning to Humanity: a Second . . .

January 8, 2019

How Prepared is Prepared Enough?

by April McKenzie

Though born and raised in Alberta, I have lived in British Columbia, Canada, for some years now, specifically on Salt Spring Island (just off the east coast of Vancouver Island), with my parents and one of my brothers since 2015. . . .

December 10, 2018

Climate Change and Nuclear Risk: The Forthcoming (Un)Natural Disasters

by Fred Moreau

There is probably one particular risk that no government has ever contemplated to date: The risk resulting from climatic changes, already in progress, combined with nuclear risk. Super-storms are one aspect of climate change. A number of climate scientists, among . . .

November 22, 2018

Population: The Elephant Has Left The Room

by Rob Harding

Recently, Margaret Pyke Trust's Chief Executive David Johnson boldly asserted "The elephant left the room quite some time ago; let’s follow." Of course, the elephant he was referring to is population -- a primary driver of environmental degradation and a key conservation issue. . . .

November 9, 2018

Deep Adaptation

by Charles Gregoire

This blog post includes the following: An opportunity to learn about and understand the term "Deep Adaptation".  The term comes from the paper Deep Adaptation: A Map for Navigating Climate Tragedy by Jem Bendell, which has greatly changed the landscape of what . . .

October 9, 2018

Meat, To Eat or Not to Eat

by Patrick Hogan

To eat or not to eat, that is the question, whether ‘tis nobler, in the mind, to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune [Shakespeare's Hamlet 'To be or not to be' ]. . .or to consume animal flesh . . .

October 8, 2018

Ottawa, Canada – Presentation Experience & Unusual Weather Event

by Charles Gregoire

We hosted and organized a Scientists' Warning presentation for Stuart Scott in Ottawa, Canada, on Thursday, September 20th, 2018. We hope that sharing our experience will be helpful to others who are planning presentations. Ironically, the day following the talk, . . .

September 2, 2018

8 Big Picture Scientists: “Big Picture” Scientists Share Grave Concerns

by James Hicks

Most scientists specialize in narrow fields of study and are employed by entities that restrict what they can publicly report about their own scientific findings. As such, the public rarely gets to see the “big picture” clarity of truth that . . .

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