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Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

Cartoon by the awesome Michael Leunig. 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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Links of the Quarter: May 28, 2015

How to Save the World

This can only continue with the assumption of perpetual and accelerating growth, and the assumption that interest rates can be kept far below real inflation rates through the complicity of banks, governments, corporations, media and regulators, indefinitely. New Yorker cartoon by Jacob Samuel.

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Links of the Quarter: December 2016

How to Save the World

cartoon by Emily Flake in the New Yorker. Extinction Is the End Game: Xray Mike recaps the latest signs of the accelerating decline of civilization culture. cartoon by Mick Stevens in the New Yorker. cartoon by Tom Chitty in the New Yorker.

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Links of the Quarter: December 26, 2015

How to Save the World

cartoon by Bruce Beattie in the Daytona Beach News-Journal (thanks to Eric Lilius for the link). Polls Are Frequently Wrong, and Usually Dangerous: The incomparable Jill Lepore explains why opinion polls are bad for democracy. cartoon by Mick Stevens from the New Yorker.

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More on Plan C: A Clear, Actionable Platform for Those Who Care About Earth’s Future

How to Save the World

Cartoon by Barry Deutsch of Alas, A Blog fame, in ZMag. And while we’re at it, forgive struggling nations’ debts: These nations will only be able to achieve self-sufficiency and democracy if we give them back the land and resources we’ve stolen from them, and let them make a fresh start.

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