Not a lot to report this week. I am still gearing up for my course on contemplative practice. A few interesting links this week— commentary included.
A fairly good article on the complexity surrounding the lack of effective responsiveness within American politics.
My source, someone whose astuteness I trust, regards Michael Klare as “one of the world’s experts on international energy politics, peace studies, and [the] American politics of both of those.”
Given the gross lack of effective response to global warming, it is highly likely that carbon-removal processes and other machinations will occur. This is the beginning of such. Unfortunately it may well be ineffective for three major reasons:
- it is basically unexplored technology, and given our historic relation with technology, there are always hidden and deleterious consequences around the corner
- it does not address the basic inefficiency of the system, the immaturity of our species such that we have created the problem in the first place
- it is not being applied as a consensus response of our culture, and thus there will be those who impose their “solutions” upon the rest of the populus, a common difficulty of our species.
Productivity tips are common, but this one seems well organized, and links to a detailed free description. As usual, the limitation is the willingness of the individual to be disciplined.