Can We Be Happy in a Post-Apocalyptic World?

Scientists predict that in the years to come both temperatures and sea levels could rise, diminishing valuable resources and leaving civilization in a place of discomfort, both physically and economically. But, despite these distresses, could we actually be happy? Authors Gioietta Kuo and Lane Jennings think so and discuss this possibility in their article, "Achieving … Continue reading Can We Be Happy in a Post-Apocalyptic World?

Why We Should Be Optimistic About the Future

It's true that our natural environment is in peril and our planet is running out of resources. But however bleak things may seem, an article by Gioietta Kuo of the American Center for International Policy Studies and Lane Jennings of the World Future Society asserts that we all have reason to be positive about the … Continue reading Why We Should Be Optimistic About the Future

Obama Vows to Act on Climate Change

As reported in The New York Times, President Barack Obama devoted special attention to climate-change goals in his second Inaugural Address on Monday. From nytimes.com: After coming to office four years ago on a pledge to heal the planet and turn back the rise of the seas, he is proceeding cautiously this time, Democrats said, … Continue reading Obama Vows to Act on Climate Change