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The Collapse of Western CivilizationRing temperatures rising sea levels drought and mass migrations disrupt the global governmental and economic regimes? The Great Collapse of 2093This work is an important title that will change how readers look at the world Dramatizing climate change in ways traditional nonfiction cannot this inventive at times humorous work reasserts the importance of scientists and the work they do and reveals the self serving interests of the so called carbon industrial complex that have turned the pra Just so you know I am a PhD marine scientist and I have been studying and teaching environmental science including climate change for over 20 yearsOne of the biggest problems with scientific discoveries is that scientists seldom publish their work in a forum or a form that is accessible or understandable to the non scientific community of voters policy makers et al This short booklong essay by Naomi Oreskes and Eric Conway is a fantastic addition to the conversation on climate change and its potential effects If you are looking for a sic fi novel look elsewhere If you are looking for an overview of what climate change or climate science is look elsewhere But if you are interested in considering intersections between science communication business history creative thinking and climate change then this little book is for youFYI this is not a light version of Merchants of Doubt also a fantastic read This book is instead a way to consider the path we are on and seem determined to stay on with respect to climate change regardless of what science discovers and which actions it recommendsThe writing is clear and concise but not what I'd call brilliant though the ideas presented are We are on a downward slope and have been for decades when it comes to climate We know the causes of climate change We know the effects current and future if we don't change This book outlines much of what science can predict with confidence The one criticism I have is that the authors resort to a techno fix for climate change rather than letting it run its course Perhaps the alternative was simply too bleak to imagine5 stars Important messageshould be read be everyone

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The year is 2393 and a senior scholar of the Second People's Republic of China presents a gripping and deeply disturbing account of how the children of the Enlightenment the political and economic elites of the so called advanced industrial societies entered into a Penumbral period in the early decades of the twenty first century a time when sound science and rational discourse about global change were prohibited and clear warnings of climate catastrophe were ignored What ensues when soa this just came through over the alt facts channel There's no such thing as Climate Change says the White House A View from the PresentThe following photos have been taken in the last week at different areas of Germany I wouldn’t go as far as to say this is a “collapse” But it isn’t over yet and summer has only just startedclick for source articleclick for source articleclick for source article

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The Collapse of Western Civilization kindle ã eBook 9780231169547 ☆ johnscyclingdiary Ý ✯ [BOOKS] ⚣ The Collapse of Western Civilization By Naomi Oreskes ✼ – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk The year is 2393 and a senior scholar of the Second People's Republic of Ctice of sound science into political fodder The authors conclude with a critiue of the philosophical frameworks most notably neo liberalism that do their part to hasten civilization's demiseBased on sound scholarship yet unafraid to tilt at sacred cows in both science and policy this book provides a welcome moment of clarity amid the cacophony of climate change literature It includes a lexicon of historical and scientific terms that enriches the narrative and an interview with the autho so intensely disturbing It is almost like an in joke where you just roll your eyes But then you think how many million Americans would refuse to look at this little book because they would view it as ridiculous alarmism? Half of Florida under water get real that's just nonsense But in the real world it is probably too late to prevent the sea from rising enough to reclaim half of Florida why? Because of the people who think it's a joke Because of the people who would love to do something about global warming short of changing our economic and financial system just enough to harness market forces Orestes and Conway are uite correct there is a massive market failure under way today That failure which reminds us to some extent of the subprime mortgage disaster of 2008 has to do with the unwillingness of the so called free market system to put a realistic price on somethingin this case carbon emissions Some of us still think global warming is a hoax Others among us realize that it is a deadly danger but experience the anguish of having our warnings laughed at this tiny book will make you you think if you are willing to think For detail on the ways in which our free market idealism is emasculating our effort to fight climate changetry This changes everything by Naomi Klein BUT from my perspective those of us who urge that capitalism must be ended before we can address climate change effectively are simply wrong because there are just not enough voters willing to make changes that big Capitalism must be TWEAKED by ending the absurd practice of giving polluters all of us free access to the sky as a free of charge dumping ground Go ahead and pollute if you can afford the rising costs imposed on you by a carbon fee and dividend regimen But most likely you will use your brain and switch over to cheaper renewable energy