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Alien Anthropology

One Planet: a Smoke Signal in this Warming World

Every day, in the afternoon or early evening, for around 4 weeks a blanket of smoke has drifted across my city. I reflected on this here recently but tonight I found myself inadvertently caught up in the smoke as I was walking. My eyes are stinging, I have a sickening burnt wood taste in the […]

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Alien Anthropology

Climate Change: “Is this really how it all ends ?”

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culture

Climate Inaction: Let the Bumbling Begin

Never mind that the sum-total of all available evidence is so profound that the only plausible chance anyone has of not believing that Climate Change is upon us is to either be so naive or so maliciously ignorant that it is impossible to admit this fact into their personal conceptual vocabulary and interpretive framework of […]

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Alien Anthropology

The Worst-Case Climate Scenario is Occurring

Don’t be fooled into a false sense of security by the fact that a worst-case climate apocalypse is intimately terrifying on a scale exceeding any story that humanity ever told itself and is so far beyond our limited experience that we more readily characterise it as myth or fiction. At the scale of disaster we […]

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money

The Challenge of Turning a Profit from Environmental Sustainability

If money is the problem, it is probably also the solution.

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Alien Anthropology culture

Compared to Climate Change, Brexit is trivial

Compared to Climate Change, Brexit is small cheese.

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Psychology

Climate Change and Global Organisational Neurosis

Global organisational neuroses as inhibiting factor in addressing climate change?

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communication culture Psychology

On Tribal Narratives and Environmental Catastrophe

A core human psychological trait of small-scale tribal herding may work against the kind of global organisational unity and cooperation required to cultivate substantive industrial and economic change in the limited time still available to us.

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life Philosophy Psychology

A Self-Extinguishing Flame

It is staggering (and blissfully unacknowledged) the extent to which this world of ours and all of its many anthropomorphic catastrophes are all quite simply occurring within and emanating from these brains between our ears.

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Science

Climate Change: Time is Running Out

This is how it starts: the heatwaves, the droughts, the fires, the extreme weather…

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culture

Humanity: Havoc or Hope ?

Humanity requires a singular, unifying goal…