Tag Climate Change

Conserving Citizenship

Conserving Citizenship
We need an account of the redistribution - and decentralization - of power that's commensurate with a multi-scale idea of citizenship, one that adapts to the hyper local as well as it does to the planetary.

Subversive Intelligence

Photographer: James Lee | Source: Unsplash If you read or watch any mainstream media source that deals with facts instead of imaginary threats, you will notice the constant invocation of two civilizational threats: automation and climate change. This is mainstream media…

The Great Unsettling

Introduction I have written a few hundred essays over the last five years, with a year and a half in the middle being devoted to a single text, the Mahabharata. I might start the Jayary again this fall, prompted…

Computing Climate Change

Photographer: Markus Spiske | Source: Unsplash In my previous essay, I arrived at an unoriginal idea: that the computer is a mental telescope through which we can view the world. I didn’t say the universe is a computer because that would…

The Climate of Conservatism

Every day we hear about how Republicans deny climate change and how their racism drives their immigration policies. What if the two were one and the same? After all, since they are in power, they are privy to national security…