climate

Planetary arson and amplifying feedbacks

The release of some 910 billion tons of carbon dioxide is leading human society, indeed much of nature, to an existential impasse.

The Burning Earth

It is time not only to think the unthinkable, but to speak it: that the world economy, civilisation, and maybe our very survival as a species are on the line. And it is past time to act.

Researchers warn: 1 in 20 risk 'climate may wipe out humanity'

Researchers at the US Scripps Institute have issued a warning that there is a 1-in-20 chance of temperature rises due to climate change causing the extinction of the human population. 

Commission on Human Futures proposed

The proposed Australian Commission on Global Futures (CGF) will assist our nation to play its important role in a growing global movement to mitigate a group of threats to the long-term survival and wellbeing of humans on Planet Earth.

Key objectives of the CGF will be to:

Losing Earth

When we had all the warnings at our fingertips, in 1979, we could have acted to save ourselves. But we didn't. And now it may be too late.The NYTimes reports 

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