Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

October 18, 2020

Heller, Vonnegut, Melville, Twain, Maugham, and Guy de Maupassant

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September 2, 2020

Facing Extinction, My View

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Facing Extinction, My View

I read Ms. Catherine Ingram’s essay:

Facing Extinction

The data she cites seems realistic and reasonable;

the inferences she draws about potential, likely and current forms of consequential social and societal breakdown seem logical;

the observations she makes about the feelings, reactions, sadnesses and denial many people will respond with to the facts about global warming and biodiversity loss — and the dire implications for the long-term health and even survival of the human species — also seem rational and accurate;

and the recommendations she makes for managing one’s own state-of-mind — consciousness, psychology, expectations, mood, calmness — are helpful.

My comments on Ms. Ingram’s essay

You have to remember that (1 to 4):

1. Despite science being able to make credible estimates (from climate and socio-economic models with super-computers) about the pace at which the climate and environment will degrade, nobody…

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June 16, 2020

Global Warming After 1.5°C Without Emissions

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June 13, 2020

Living With Global Warming

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May 29, 2020

Global Warming is Nuclear War

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By Manuel Garcia Jr.

The average global surface temperature rose by 1°C during the 110 years between 1910 and 2020.

During the 50 years between 1910 and 1960, the average global temperature rose by 0.25°C, an average rate-of-increase of 0.005°C/year. Another 0.25°C of biosphere heating occurred during the 25 years between 1960 and 1985, a rate-of-rise of 0.010°C/year. During the 20 year span between 1985 and 2005 another 0.25°C of temperature was added, a rate-of-rise of 0.0125°C/year. During the 15 year span from 2005 to 2020 another 0.25°C of temperature rise occurred, with an average rate-of-rise of 0.0167°C/year.

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April 7, 2020

Why Remdesivir and Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19?

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April 1, 2020

Our Virally Porous Walls

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March 26, 2020

A Strictly Personal Looking Past The Pandemic

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March 20, 2020

The Prospect of Death Concentrates the Mind Wonderfully to Socialism

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March 14, 2020

Humans Are Toxic

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