The Cross of the Moment attempts to connect the dots between Fermi’s Paradox, climate change, capitalism, and collapse. Interviews with top scientists and public intellectuals are woven together into a narrative that is challenging, exhausting, and often depressing as it refuses to accept the easy answers posited by other overly-simplistic climate change documentaries.
Bill McGuire on the influence of climate change on geological systems, the link between episodes of major climate transition and geohazards (2012). Small changes in the Earth’s crust can potentially trigger large hazards such as earthquakes and volcanoes.
Bill McGuire is Professor of Geophysical & Climate Hazards at UCL. He was a member of the UK Government’s Natural Hazards Working Group, established in 2005 in the wake of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, and in 2010 a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), addressing the Icelandic ash problem. He was a contributing author of the 2011 IPCC Report on climate change and extreme events.
Hollywood director Oliver Stone’s biopic on NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden hit theaters recently and the Academy Award winning director spoke with RT America’s Trinity Chavez about his new film, “Snowden.” Stone tells RT that it “took a lot of guts” for Snowden to leak the information he did about the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping program and “only a few people have spoken out about the NSA and all have gotten into trouble.”
A new report issued by the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General allows for FBI agents to pose as journalists, so long as it gets written approval from the head of whatever field office is involved, the Undercover Review Committee at headquarters, and the deputy director, after consulting with the deputy attorney general. And, the whole thing needs to be a part of an official undercover investigation. The Resident discusses.
Welcome to Transition Studies. To prosper for very much longer on the changing Earth humankind will need to move beyond its current fossil-fueled civilization toward one that is sustained on recycled materials and renewable energy. This is not a trivial shift. It will require a major transition in all aspects of our lives.
This weblog explores the transition to a sustainable future on our finite planet. It provides links to current news, key documents from government sources and non-governmental organizations, as well as video documentaries about climate change, environmental ethics and environmental justice concerns.
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