The title of this post is, of course, stolen from one of my favorite lines from the Back to the Future movies, when Doc Brown tells Marty, “If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits 88 miles per hour… you’re gonna see some serious shit.” That quote serves quite nicely as a colorful, if . . . → Read More: When this baby hits 88 MPH…
Growth in crop yields inadequate to feed the world by 2050 – research (histrionic emphasis added):
If the world is to grow enough food for the projected global population in 2050, agricultural productivity will have to rise by at least 60%, and may need to more than double, according to researchers who have studied global crop yields.
They . . . → Read More: Do NOT look at the monster under your bed
And we continue, sometimes with aching lack of speed, to connect the dots. Specifically, people are now focusing on what it means if we do what everyone says we must — leave most of the fossil fuels we could extract and burn in the ground. From Carbon bubble will plunge the world into another . . . → Read More: Bursting carbon’s bubble
. . . → Read More: The Price of Carbon
I’ve long pushed the view that the so-called “free market” (or capitalism or however you care to slice and dice economics in the US and similar countries) should not be viewed as an end in itself, an all-powerful mystical force to be worshiped, but as a very powerful tool to be utilized as we collectively see . . . → Read More: Climate change and capitalism