Facing Future Blog

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January 12, 2024

The State of Capitalism’s Climate System

by Robert Hunziker

Three years ago, 15,000 scientists declared a climate emergency by signing onto a State of the Climate Report. That signing led to annual updates, for example, the most recent version: The 2023 State of the Climate Report: Entering Uncharted Territory, . . .

January 5, 2024

Antarctica Under Siege and XR Takes a Radical Turn

by Robert Hunziker

Antarctica has finally succumbed to rapid climate change. This past year (2023) brought changes to the icy continent that left climate scientists feeling a “punch in the gut.” (Source: Red Alert in Antarctica: The Year Rapid Dramatic Change Hit Climate . . .

December 29, 2023

Alaska’s Scary Orange Rivers

by Robert Hunziker

Global warming can add one more notch to its gun belt. The rapid onset of global warming is turning Alaska’s wilderness rivers orange. Global warming impacts Arctic temperatures 2-4 times warmer than the global average, and permafrost that’s been around . . .

December 25, 2023

COP28’s Unrealistic Tripling of Nuclear Power

by Robert Hunziker

UN climate conferences since 1992 have failed to follow thru with results, as CO2 emissions continue higher and higher with every passing year. In fact, post climate conference impact of adopted proposals has become something 0f an inside joke. The . . .

December 17, 2023

Global Warming Slices and Dices Greenland

by Robert Hunziker

Northern Greenland is under attack by global warming at the same time as delegates to COP28 heap praise on a purported landmark deal to transition out of fossil fuels but beware of the true meaning behind the language. Its disingenuousness . . .

November 10, 2023

Fixing the Climate Crisis – Part 2

by Robert Hunziker

How to Fix the Climate Crisis is a multifaceted affair; a National Geographic November 2023 article, The Race to Save the Planet, Can Technology Help Fix the Climate Crisis? that this two-part series is based upon focuses on the nexus . . .

November 6, 2023

Fixing the Climate Crisis

by Robert Hunziker

National Geographic’s November 2023 cover story is entitled The Race to Save the Planet. Can Technology Help Fix the Climate Crisis? by Sam Howe Verhovek. This headline puts climate change squarely in crisis mode, and by implication “the race to . . .

October 28, 2023

20,000 Toxic Sites in Sagging Arctic Permafrost

by Robert Hunziker

New studies show the Arctic heating up 4-times the overall rate of global warming. This startling rate in one of the most sensitive environments in the world could trigger toxic disasters in up to 20,000 industrial contamination sites. Twenty-five percent . . .

October 22, 2023

Unrelenting Drought Clobbers the Amazon

by Robert Hunziker

Global warming is consuming vast portions of the planet with a swagger that defies all expectations. Rivers in the Amazon rainforest are drying up. This is not supposed to be happening to such an extent, even during the dry season. . . .

October 13, 2023

Fukushima Up Close, 13 Years Later

by Robert Hunziker

The world is turning to nuclear power as a solution to global warming, but it is postulated herein that it is a huge mistake that endangers society. One nuclear meltdown causes as much damage over the long-term as a major . . .

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