Could a Real-World Carbon Currency Save the Planet?

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A recent analysis by Ula Chrobak in Popular Science argues that Sci-fi carbon coins could actually save our planet The new currency in the novel Ministry for the Future has real-world supporters. (https://www.popsci.com/story/environment/carbon-coin-real/,March 1, 2021) The real-life carbon currency used as the basis for the “carbon coin” in Kim Stanley Robinson‘s new science fiction novel […]

Do We Live in an Intelligent Universe?

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The universe has been set up in an exquisitely specific way so that evolution could produce the people that are sitting here today and we could use our intelligence to talk about the universe. We see a formidable power in the ability to use our minds and the tools we’ve created to gather evidence, to […]

Winning on the Language and the Substance of Climate Change

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Some of us already know how important language is, but it never hurts to be reminded, especially with examples that show that we’re winning the war on climate change. The language we use has a direct relationship to what we can create. This includes not only written and verbal communication, but also the language we’re […]

Restoring the Commons

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A large part of our work is concerned with restoring the commons—including the air we breathe, the water we drink, the soil that gives us food and life—and the rebalancing of the climate and the biosphere. This is the source of all wealth, yet we don’t ordinarily pay people to contribute to its integrity or […]

Welcome to a New Future!

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The opportunity today is to envision a completely new future for the world. The climate crisis — arguably the greatest challenge that humanity has faced, at least since the invention of the atom bomb — also creates the necessity for a genuine transformation of human life on the planet. A major difference from the nuclear […]