system shift

politics

The UN's Sustainability Plan Is 'Doomed,' According to Linguistic Analysis

The sustainable development agenda may be well-intentioned, but it is too fixated on endless growth.
Nafeez Ahmed
9.4.15
nasa

A Major Surge in Atmospheric Warming Is Probably Coming in the Next Five Years

The oceans have been absorbing the lion's share of global warming in recent years, sparing land dwellers the worst of the heat. That's about to change.
Nafeez Ahmed
3.2.15
politics

The Bleak Science Bankrolled by the Pentagon

The Pentagon's latest call for research offers a unique look at where and how the military fears conflict will grip the world.
Nafeez Ahmed
2.19.15
Opinion

The End of Endless Growth: Part 2

Why the party’s not over after capitalism.
Nafeez Ahmed
1.2.15
Opinion

The End of Endless Growth: Part 1

Industrial civilization is being disrupted by the limits of nature.
Nafeez Ahmed
1.1.15
Features

How Solar Power Could Slay the Fossil Fuel Empire by 2030

A Stanford business professor predicts that today’s energy and automobile industries will be swept away in just over a decade by solar and wind power, and electric cars.
Nafeez Ahmed
12.10.14
Opinion

Carbon Colonialism: How the Fight Against Climate Change Is Displacing Africans

Land grabs, food insecurity, and the destruction of communities are side effects of the fight against climate change.
Nafeez Ahmed
12.1.14
Culture

How the Pentagon’s Skynet Would Automate War

Mass surveillance, drone swarms, cyborg soldiers, telekinesis, synthetic organisms, and laser beams will determine future conflict by 2030.
Nafeez Ahmed
11.24.14
earth

The Coming Blackout Epidemic

The lights may go out sooner than you think.
Nafeez Ahmed
11.17.14