Tag Archives: Ecomodernism

Going Nuclear

An epic tweetspat with pseudo-modern engineers made me think of the following confutation of the Breakthrough playbook: First, nuclear energy needs to compete with fossil fuels, not renewables like wind or solar. This point rests on the basic observation that the … Continue reading

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How we save nature

Maybe I should stop discussing Ecomodernism, but I do find it interesting and I do think that there are aspects of it that are worth taking seriously. It’s really a pity that it’s being promoted and presented in a way … Continue reading

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Some more thoughts on Ecomodernism

Since I’ve mentioned Ecomodernism before, I thought I would highlight a post I’ve just encountered called Dark thoughts on Ecomodernism (lengthier version here). There’s also a follow up post in which the author responds to his critics. The posts are … Continue reading

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My issue with Ecomodernism

I was thinking a little more about why I haven’t embraced the ideas behind the Ecomodernism Manifesto. It’s a positive message, and it’s promoting innovation and technology development; all things that I would regard as crucial parts of what we … Continue reading

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Matt Ridley on Ecomodernism

I notice that Matt Ridley has a recent Times article, (here) in which he weighs into the debate about Ecomodernism. He thinks – as one might imagine – that it is a great idea. I noticed, though, some pointing out … Continue reading

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Ecomodernism

One of the motivations behind yesterday’s post was the sense that we will start to see people, who might be regarded as contrarians (or mitigation skeptics, as Victor might say), starting to adjust their views to be more consistent with … Continue reading

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