Dealing with the consequences of climate chance inaction: the impact of food

In a previous article History Future Now admitted defeat: climate change is happening and there is no viable political solution which will enable us to stop it from getting worse.  Global average temperatures will rise beyond the 2 degrees that politicians have determined is the absolute maximum that it should be allowed to increase by.   We need More...

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By Tristan Fischer On Monday, October 29th, 2012

Cassandra: time to give up on predicting climate change?

Most History Future Now readers will be familiar with Homer’s epic of the Iliad, written about 2,800 years ago.   Few will have actually read the poem, most will have a vague idea about the plot and many More...

By Tristan Fischer On Saturday, October 27th, 2012

The new rise of European political extremism – Greece today, where next?

History Future Now has written about the inevitable rise of extremist political parties in Europe as society is torn apart by austerity measures.  Spain now has an overall unemployment rate of more than 25% and More...

By Tristan Fischer On Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Establishing a price floor for energy

Capitalism is a wonderful system for providing pricing signals to businesses to produce more or less of a particular product. If demand for the new iPad mini is strong, Apple will order its suppliers to produce More...

By Tristan Fischer On Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Tar Sands in Canada are worlds third-largest oil reserve with 173billion untouched barrels | Mail Online

The Tar Sands project in Alberta, near the centre of Canada, is controversial.  The UK’s Daily Mail, a paper that typically scorns environmental issues as the ravings of socialists, has a powerful set of More...

By Tristan Fischer On Saturday, October 20th, 2012

Europe vs. Scientific Consensus on GM crops— The American Magazine

The American argues that the EU is wrong to reject genetically modified crops: For more than 20 years, bucking a worldwide scientific consensus, the European Union EU has maintained literally nonsensical laws and More...

By Tristan Fischer On Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math- Rolling Stone

In July 2012 Bill McKibben wrote an article in Rolling Stone magazine about Global Warming describing the terrifying math that should concern us all. First, he wrote about 2 degrees celsius.  This is the politically More...

By Tristan Fischer On Thursday, October 18th, 2012

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, about astronomy. The talk explained the origin of the universe, stars, our sun, planets and our More...

By Tristan Fischer On Thursday, October 18th, 2012
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Age Reduction FX from foton – amazing to watch

History Future Now is as fascinated with the future as with the past.  Sometimes we see something astounding: this is footage from a company called Foton Inc, which can “Photoshop” moving images.  Photoshopping More...

By Tristan Fischer On Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

How To Make Sure The Next Generation Is Better Off Than We Are – Mohamed A. El-Erian – The Atlantic

Everybody is writing about the youth unemployment crisis and has a series of prescriptions to cure the problem.  Writing in The Atlantic, Mohamed A. El-Erian, CEO and co-chief investment officer of Pimco, one More...