Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

Vollmann seeks to understand how “we could not only sustain, but accelerate the rise of atmospheric carbon levels, all the while expressing confusion, powerlessness and resentment.” Na Pali coast, Kaua’i — photo by me, taken two weeks ago.

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Cultural Acedia: When We Can No Longer Care

How to Save the World

Caring for one’s fellow community members, for the shared qualities of the culture, and even for oneself , comes at a high emotional cost. It’s going to be a rough ride, and I was hoping it wouldn’t be accelerating as soon or as quickly as it now appears to be.

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Risky Business

How to Save the World

So, psychologically, it’s better to downplay its likelihood (which is already occurring, ie 100%) and its impact (catastrophic, even just considering the effects of the destruction of forests, oceans, soils and permafrost, which are already well-advanced and accelerating).

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From the feed

Chris Corrigan

This vision is the one that would get me on board with using our existing oil and gas resources to manufacture and fund and infrastructure to accelerate this future for my kids. Some interesting links that caught my eye this week. Why Black Hole Interiors Grow (Almost) Forever.

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Collapse Watch

How to Save the World

Since it began, every bit, 100%, of our global industrial culture’s “growth” is attributable to ever-accelerating use of cheap, readily available energy. And they’ll become more and more plentiful as climate change accelerates.

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