More than 20 top political appointees and nominees across the Trump administration either decline to acknowledge that humans are the main cause of climate change or say that significant questions exist about how much people contribute to the problem...
Waves from a winter storm in early March washed over houses in Scituate, Massachusetts, and flooded the streets. The nor'easter hit as tides were already high because of the nearly full moon. Credit: Scott Eisen/Getty Images
Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson was impressed with the way Donald Trump watched the solar eclipse without glasses. Carlson described it as ‘perhaps the most impressive thing any president has done’. Photograph: Fox News
The Arctic is warming up more than twice as fast as the rest of the world, due to numerous feedbacks. At times, large areas over the Arctic Ocean can become 30°C or 54°F warmer than 1979-2000, as illustrated by the image below...
While reading Teilhard De Chardin's Book The Future of Man, I had both a visceral realization and an instant cognitive flash that I also believe that Teilhard had during his lifetime. It was --- that the seeming perfection of the evolutionary process is itself an outworking or reflection of a form of prior perfection itself.
I suddenly felt a deep and unshakable belief that evolution just as it is --- is a "divinely" perfect and continuously adaptive and evolving algorithm. The evolutionary process is not just the promise for the eventual good of the whole system sometime in the future. The evolutionary process may also be the dependable realization of the best of our human aspirations.
At that moment, at a sublime spirit, mind and body-embracing level I felt a positive evolutionary confidence in the future based upon the amazing evolutionary process just as it is!It became a completely natural and new form of internalized evolutionary "pro-noia" (a belief that the evolutionary process is "conspiring" to produce and will always produce more complex and progressive forms in the future,) like I have never felt before.