One of humanity’s greatest minds shows us the 21st century

Seeing the future

Summary: New Years begin with a flood of predictions. Here is one from the past by one of the greatest minds of the 20th century. It helps us understand how we got here and where we are going. "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." --- From It Seems … Continue reading One of humanity’s greatest minds shows us the 21st century

Good news about CO2 emissions. Progress to a better world.

Good News

Summary: 2017 has been a good year for news about climate change. Here is more good news, courtesy of the Dutch government. This should be headline news, but it ruins the narrative! Pass it on, for there is too little good news these days. "Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning … Continue reading Good news about CO2 emissions. Progress to a better world.

The horrifying list of inspirational films about humanity building a better future

Summary: Yesterday's post looked at the rise of dystopias in modern film, discussing what this reveals about America. In keeping with the trademark optimism of the FM website, today we look at the opposite - inspirational films about humanity working together to build a better future. It tells us something important. Just as we looked at … Continue reading The horrifying list of inspirational films about humanity building a better future

The IPCC gives us good news about climate change, but we don’t listen

Climate Good News

Summary: Now that the alarmists have had their day trumpeting the IPCC's worst case scenario (it's unlikely and becoming more so), let's look at their best case scenario (hidden by journalists). The risk probabilities are asymmetric: the good news is more likely than the bad news. This is inspirational, telling people that we can make … Continue reading The IPCC gives us good news about climate change, but we don’t listen

Good news: here’s why we won’t run out of minerals (including oil)

Summary:  Among the fear barrages of the past 50 years, "running out of resources" has been the most persistent. Here is why we won't run out of minerals. As for other kinds of resources, that is a more complex story for another day. I first ran this excerpt in January 2011. The history of America … Continue reading Good news: here’s why we won’t run out of minerals (including oil)