HOW TO STOP GLOBAL WARMING
(Sixty Ways to Cool Your Mother)
It’s difficult to copy my work at Medium and impossible to paste in an entire updated story, so I will just link to my primary copy.
HOW TO STOP GLOBAL WARMING
Even deleting the rest of this story is a PITA. One paragraph at a time, and often one line at a time.
I detest unresponsive organizations.
Peter Rodes Ribinson
We Are Lucky That Humans Exist At All!
What is the probability that a habitable planet could develop complex life (something equivalent to a mammal) and go on to develop a technological civilization?
In the book Rare Earth: Why Complex Life Is Uncommon in the Universe Peter Ward and Donald…
How to Protect a Space Elevator
A comment in Reddit:
>>The problem with this whole thing isn't *if* the tether falls, it's *when.* You yourself state that by necessity the tether *must* be on the Equator. Because of that, it's in the path of *literally every satellite between the surface…
The Braking Problem in Interstellar Travel
One can imagine a lot of ways to boost the speed of an interstellar vehicle when leaving the Earth’s solar system. But how do you slow down when you get to the next star?
An idea for swinging around the destination star and heading back home is presented.
Apocalypse Never (My Utopian Vision)
by Peter Rodes Robinson
[Updated 15 Jan 2021]
[Links added 14 Feb 2021]
Michael Shellenberger makes this point about global warming:
But it’s not the case that “we’re putting our own survival in danger” through extinctions, as Elizabeth Kolbert claimed in her book, Sixth Extinction…
Why do conservatives deny global warming?
Often said: “Global problems need global solutions."
Have you ever wondered why conservatives deny that global warming is a problem?
>>Peer-reviewed research shows that conservatives are generally more sensitive to threat. While this threat-bias can distort reality, fuel irrational fears, and make one more…
What is the difference between, capitalism, socialism (aka communism aka Marxism), and social democracy?
Let's start with capitalism because this is what most everyone in the world experiences, even persons living in Russia and China.
Capitalism - noun
An economic and political system in which a country's trade and industry are…
UBI -- Technological Unemployment
Many believe a "jobs apocalypse" is approaching due to automation and artificial intelligence. Think of a human being as a combination of muscle power and brain power. Our muscles and fine motor skills are certainly impressive, but we dominate the planet because of our intelligence and…
Let's (Not) Talk About White Supremacy
Since Trump became President I’ve been thinking about race and politics a lot, and I’ve come to a firm conclusion: "white privilege" captures the existing dynamic in the United States much better than "white supremacy".
This essay was prompted by this thought-provoking article: "Donald…
Far East Trade & Travel Area
Nineteen far eastern countries are successfully suppressing the coronavirus. (See list below.) The residents of these countries will soon have the opportunity to go about life and business without fear of Covid-19. Outside of this area the disease will be spreading and killing millions.