Sunday, June 27, 2010

A Vanishing Ocean

Brian Skerry, photojournalist, with National Geographic, gives a presentation on the world's oceans. The story is both awe-inspiring and sad. The glimmer of hope for the preservation of our oceans is that scientists know what needs to be done in order to preserve and protect our ocean ecosystems.

The problem of course is ignorance, greed, and simple human short-sightedness. See

Monday, June 14, 2010

Deviant Globalization Has Arrived

Nils Gilman, historian, gives a presentation at the Long Now Foundation about the development of an alternative global system. Gilman refers to it as deviant globalization.

It is real and it is growing, pushed along by the "hollowing out" of the traditional nation-state, at the moment most noticeable in the developing world, but gradually impacting the developed world. According to Gilman, money laundering alone accounts for some $1.5 to $5 trillion annually in the global economy.

Moral Arbitrage

Friday, June 04, 2010

Drill Baby Drill

Pictures from the New York Times: See