The Holy Trinity: How to explain Climate Change to Conservative Christians

Holy Trinity

To the great surprise of most people living in North America, January 2014 was the fourth warmest January in recorded history, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric More...

The rise of the West was based on luck. That has run out.

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Many Westerners fret about the relative decline of the West. For over 500 years, since the successful conquest of the Americas by Atlantic Ocean facing European countries, the More...

Why God needs the government: multiculturalism vs monotheism

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FHN looks at the worship of Aton, the first monotheistic religion over 3,350 years ago, and how changes to European attitudes to Christianity today may make Islam more rigid More...

Expansion of Caliphate

The Caliphate of the Headless: why Islamic State deserves our respect

First, lets get this out of the way: the Islamic State is a frightening, murderous, group and needs to be neutralised as soon as possible. Second, their game plan is terrifyingly More...

The Holy Trinity: How to explain Climate Change to Conservative Christians

To the great surprise of most people living in North America, January 2014 was the fourth warmest January in recorded history, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric More...

Why an expanding global middle class is going to cause us all problems

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Much has been made of recent announcements that the world’s population is not going to peak at 9 billion in 2050, but More...

The Impact of Shale Gas on Renewables

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A new report by Citi Research suggests that shale gas will be a short lived phenomenon as solar power cost reductions More...

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Once upon a time most people were involved in agriculture. Now only 2% of the population...

Middle Class Angst The way the middle class has managed declining incomes is no longer working. What next?

In 2013 Robert Reich, the former Labour Secretary under President Clinton and currently a professor at...

Importing unemployment Why buying cheap imported products is more expensive for individuals and not just society

Why do so many Western politicians and economists promote a trading system that increases Western unemployment...

Justinian’s Plague and Ebola

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The Roman Emperor Justinian had started to rebuild the Roman Empire when the Mediterranean was hit by a plague More...

The Caliphate of the Headless: why Islamic State deserves our respect

First, lets get this out of the way: the Islamic State is a frightening, murderous, group and needs to be neutralised as..

4700 AD – an unimaginably distant future

What will be left of our civilisation in 4700AD? ..

Drying up. What happens to farms if there is no water?

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NASA’s Landsat satellite images of the growing agriculture industry in the northern reaches of the Syrian More...

Renewable energy: victim of subsidy discrimination?

Why does renewable energy get criticised for receiving subsidies that are far smaller than subsidies and expenditure on other sectors of..

The immorality of climate change, a reflection on slavery and the Civil War

Today, few people look back upon African slavery in the Americas as a good thing.  There are no rousing speeches defending..
Universe inflation

Astronomy for 8-10 year olds – and adults too!

On Tuesday, History Future Now gave a talk to the local Cub Scout troop, where my two eldest children are members,..
Tetris

Climate Change as a game of Tetris

TED has come up with a good explanation of Climate Change using the game Tetris as an analogy for carbon "blocks"..
History Future Now Podcast

HFN is also a podcast

A number of History Future Now articles have been produced as podcasts. This makes them easier to digest while out and..

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