Archive for September, 2016

Reality 101: Some Notes on Teaching Humanity’s Predicament

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

Our species faces a predicament: the inevitable decline of industrial civilization as we know it, and possible extinction. Decades ago, a small but growing group became aware of the situation and began to create ways to communicate it to the general public. An ‘energy descent’ literature appeared that has described it using terms like overshoot [...]

​The struggle to integrate social and ecological science: its critical importance to the future of human society

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

I initially began this essay to make a case to the scientific community for a revision in the way science is done. However, I believe the issues and the arguments herein to be of such importance for the future of humanity that I tried to make it readable for the general public as well. If [...]