Where I try to grapple with some of the difficult questions, trying to think them through. And then I invite you to critique and contribute yourself. Because the more brains on the problem, the better.
The entire video project detailing how we can choose what to do about global climate change WITHOUT HAVING TO BELIEVE what either side in the debate is shouting says.
Contains the central, stand-along video "How It All Ends" (that's the place to start), plus hours of Expansion Pack videos which have anticipated and ALREADY ANSWERED every possible question or objection.
Really. Give it a shot by watching "How It All Ends", and then "How It All Ends: Index," and How It All Ends: Menu." Bet you can't find a hole that's already been anticipated and patched. I double-dog dare you.
Over 4 million views for an old codger giving a lecture about arithmetic?? What's going on? You'll just have to watch to see what's so damn amazing about what he (Prof. Albert Bartlett) has to say.
When I saw this lecture at a conference in 1995, I came out blasted, thinking "This needs to be required listening for every person on the planet. Nothing else will matter if we don't understand this." The presenter is Albert Bartlett, a retired Physics prof. at U of Colorado-Boulder.
The presentation is titled "Arithmetic, Population, and Energy," and I introduce it to my students as "The most boring video you'll ever see, and the most important." But then again, after viewing it most said that if you followed along with what Bartlett is saying, it's quite easy to pay attention, because the content is so damn compelling.
If you forward this to everyone you know, we might actually stand a chance in staving off disaster in the global finance system, peak oil, climate change, and every other resource issue you can think of. Without a widespread understanding of what Bartlett's talking about, I think we won't be able to dodge ANY of those issues.
BE ABSOLUTELY SURE you catch the parts about "the bacteria in the bottle" (in Part 3) and the list comparing things that add to the problem and things that address the problem. If we don't choose from that right-hand column, nature will choose for us.
I for one, would rather we be the ones making the choice.