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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November 13, 2019

Underreported Arctic Methane Release

by Stuart Scott

Sorry it’s taken me so long to get this email out. The chaos caused by the switch of venue from Chile to Spain has put me back into a very unhealthy state of stress, and adapting while ‘training’ a team . . .

November 5, 2019

Active Hope

by Stuart Scott

Humanity is currently suspended between the Reality of the present climate emergency, denial by the economic forces that benefit the few at the expense of all, the ignorant bliss of social media and cheap plentiful 'entertainment', lies of #DonaldTramp, and . . .

October 28, 2019

Shutdowns EPA, NRC, FEMA & ORNL Safety & Consequence Management

by Stuart Scott

We just received direct authorization to share this email, from a friend who cares very deeply about all our work--yours, mine, theirs, ours. He either knows most of the leaders in climate, many of you who are vocal, and cares . . .

July 11, 2019

Population and the Climate Change Lever

by Bill Dowling

It has become increasingly clear to me that the never ending global quest for more economic growth relies on both population and consumption growth as well as ever more energy to make it possible, and therefore has caused all the . . .

June 10, 2019

How You Can Make a Difference in the Fight Against Climate Change

by Patrick Lincoln

Having had some small successes in my attempts to slow down anthropogenic climate change, I felt compelled to write a post so that others could learn from my experience. Two things I would like to emphasize are the following. 1) . . .

April 29, 2019

The Case for Space Ship Earth

by Tom Brinkman

Our earthly home is commonly visualized as “planet earth”. True enough, but in fact we really are also living aboard a space ship made by Nature—Space Ship Earth. It is disturbing that the American public has been slow to focus . . .

February 9, 2019

Arctic Runaway Event

by Patrick Hogan

Everything is put off far enough, as though there were time. . . Time for someone else to deal with it! The meltwater from those Himalayan glaciers serve a couple of billion people throughout the year. They are very rapidly . . .

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 . . .

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