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October 2012 Blog Posts (2)

Liberal Expectations

I am currently working on a book-length manuscript with a  provisional title of Liberal Expectations.  In it I argue that the liberal world-view, and especially the expectations of most  liberals, prevent them (us) from grasping the reality and consequences of global warming, peak oil, and other resource depletion and environmental problems, or from taking significant action to address any of these.  I don’t focus on liberals because I think political conservatives, today, offer any…

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Added by Erik Lindberg on October 17, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

5 Stages of Climate Change Consequences

Five Stages of Climate Change Consequences

 

1)      Discomfort.  Hotter more uncomfortable summers.  Less snow in winter disrupts winter sports plans and desire to go to “Glacier” National Park.  Profits at ski resorts take a dive.

2)      Moderate disruption: with increasingly unpredictable weather, farming is much more difficult and there is more threat of severe weather events effecting our population centers.  Food prices rise and more CNN coverage devoted to…

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Added by Erik Lindberg on October 7, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

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