Posts Under ‘global change’ Category

The March of Climate Determinism

In the late 2000s, a new climate change story line emerged in the media. The seeds for this narrative were perhaps sown ten years ago, when a worst-case scenario report commissioned by the Pentagon triggered breathless headlines about a research field known as “abrupt climate change.” Perhaps you saw the 2004┬ámovie. The sensationalist portrayal of…Continue Reading…

Humanity on Trial, Sustainability Gets a Hearing

One of these days, I’m going to figure out a way to talk about “global change,” not just climate change. You know, because it’s such a catchy term that rolls off the tongue. Sarcasm aside, to lots of smart people, “global change” is where the serious action is at. Right now. As Jonathan Foley wrote…Continue Reading…