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http://thebreakthrough.org/index.php/voices/roger-pielke-jr/keeping-the-poor-poor Unfortunately, Pielke Jr. gets around. Yesterday, I noticed him quoted in an NBC.com article. He writes a range of crank shit about climate and related topics. Reading about something unrelated, I found his blog and the story below. A commenter implies using similar arguments in public debates with Al Bartlett at CU-Boulder.  Pielke mentions that "UN population projections now foresee the end of population growth later this century" with no further comment, as though these projections foresee a smooth landing to the population crisis, rather than the inevitable crash. On overconsumption, he concedes "Such concepts reflect valid concerns, but it turns out that, with respect to limits on continued economic growth,...
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/30/un-climate-change-report_n_5060317.html To improve your adaptation, see, for instance,https://docs.google.com/document/d/1E9tBWaweSFLRtZ0Agj4vdVKPknF9uINXmiC4kzp0nEY/edit.  Orlov focuses on economic threats, but his adaptation advice is relevant to the collapse in general....
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http://gawker.com/studies-confirm-kids-ruin-your-life-1501803893 via   http://beingchildfreeisawesome.tumblr.com/...
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This statement is just another example of an environmental writer who can't/won't face the fact that we need a population policy: "We need more areas like Cocos Island, which can provide a refuge for marine life and generate benefits from tourism activities. However, we also need areas that can provide other types of benefits to people — food from fishing, coastal protection, carbon storage, coastal livelihoods and the other services people get from the ocean." Environmentalism won't help without a human population policy. Resource use has gone too far not to have one if marine life is to recover from overfishing. And that's just this example. There are plenty more.http://blog.conservation.org/2014/02/success-of-marine-protected-areas-depends-on-these-5-things/...
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Pictured: an organoponico. http://monthlyreview.org/2008/07/01/climate-change-limits-to-growth-and-the-imperative-for-socialism ...
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  Updates. #10 covers methane leakage from fracking, which is key. http://www.juancole.com/2013/08/screwed-climate-findings.html...
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