After Six IPCC Reports Why do Carbon Emissions Keep on Rising?

Increasing emissions are intertwined with economic growth and social progress

The latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has told us for the sixth time what everyone is increasingly seeing before their eyes. Human behaviour is creating aggressive…

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Increasing emissions are intertwined with economic growth and social progress

Are People Behaving Like Sheeple the Cause of the Climate Crisis?

The herd is destroying the world it depends on

The word ‘sheeple’ is used so often it’s become an official word in the Oxford dictionary. A ‘sheeple’ is docile, foolish and easily led. They are people who conform to the…

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The herd is destroying the world it depends on

Has the Idea of Polar Bears Becoming Extinct Done More Harm Than Good?

A misguided view that the climate crisis is something that will happen elsewhere persists

One of the first campaigns highlighting the dangers of climate change was that of polar bears becoming extinct due to the Arctic melting. The WWF first raised the alarm in the…

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A misguided view that the climate crisis is something that will happen elsewhere persists

Why Ego Destroys the Fabric of Society

Ego and the idea of self-importance have a pathological impact on society

The Novelist John Barth once wrote, “everyone is necessarily the hero of his own life story.” To maintain an image of ourselves as stars of our own show, we must create…

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Ego and the idea of self-importance have a pathological impact on society

Why Do Good People Do Bad Things?

Our willingness to obey authority can lead to horrific social consequences.

The Baby Milk Scandal that came to light in the 1970s revealed the depths some corporations are willing to go to generate profits. Nestlé and other multinational milk companies enticed mothers…

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Our willingness to obey authority can lead to horrific social consequences.

We’re Facing Social Collapse So Why The Optimism?

Optimism bias means we believe we can solve the climate crisis, but this is not a problem that can be 'solved.'

A recent letter by eminent scientists expressed their alarm that the climate crisis could lead to social collapse by the end of the century. Climate and Earth Scientists are aware of…

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Optimism bias means we believe we can solve the climate crisis, but this is not a problem that can be 'solved.'