In this article, Global Heatwave is Symptom of Early Stage Cycle of Civilizational Collapse, Nafeez Ahmed lays out in stark, but honest terms, what the extreme weather events of summer of 2018 mean for our future: “They are early stage warnings of a protracted process of civilisational collapse as industrial societies face some of the opening symptoms of having already breached the limits of a safe climate.”
That is the title of an analysis article written by David Wallace-Wells in New York Magazine. In it, Mr Wallace-Wells lays out the case that while climate change caused disasters and death are rapidly increasing – this summer, right in front of our eyes – the news media are not making the connection. Yes, they do report on the various fires, heat waves, droughts, and floods, but no, they do not attribute the causation to climate change. The article offers possible explanations as to why.
I wrote a commentary piece about what the below zero era means for landscape architecture on Land8 landscape architects network. The purpose of the piece is to make landscape architects – especially young ones – of the implications for materials and construction processes, and thus design and education, of a world without fossil fuels.
This chart is the essence of this site – first timers start here
By Steve Austin
We have 12 years to avoid climate catastrophe. The chart above shows in stark relief exactly the world we must transition to if we are to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. This chart shows how we must essentially cease the use of fossil fuels and other climate changing activities. That in turn means the end of the industrial age.