Gris Anik - Blog http://www.grisanik.com Gris Anik - Blog :: Path toward system change en Gris Anik http://www.grisanik.com/static/images/logo-rss.png Gris Anik - Blog http://www.grisanik.com 221 55 Climate Change Defeatism http://www.grisanik.com/blog/climate-change-defeatism/ Guy R. McPherson is known for his alarmist attitude about global warming, and, although I do not have anything against voicing warnings when danger is real, I am strongly against defeatism or public speech that promotes that all actions are futile. Please listen this video until 17:30 and then continue: ...
Read Full Article at GrisAnik.com ]]>
2018/01/17 05:30 Gris Anik
The Importance of Efficiency http://www.grisanik.com/blog/the-importance-of-efficiency/ All climate change effects would be less harmful with greater efficiency. It is said that, worldwide, we waste approximately 60% of energy and 35% of all the food we make. What does that mean? In terms of energy, that means that, for every 10 gallons of fuel we burn, we waste 6 gallons. Also, it means that if we would use that energy better, we would, on average, travel 625 miles, instead 250 miles with the above-mentioned 10 gallons of fuel. If we take that a gallon of gasoline costs $3.50, instead of paying $87.50 for a 625-mile trip, we would pay $35. In the grand scheme of things, it also means that there would be fewer tanker trips and that overall we would ...
Read Full Article at GrisAnik.com ]]>
2018/01/10 08:00 Gris Anik
The Same Belief - Opposite Views http://www.grisanik.com/blog/the-same-belief---opposite-views/ After death, each religion offers something — some kind of hope that there will be a more after we die. For instance, Hinduism offers a reward in the form of reunion and rejoicing with the Godhead (Atman, universal spirit, universe...). Christianity is trying to convince us that a person’s soul will enjoy or suffer for eternity in paradise or hell, based on how that person lived life. Islam, under the influence of Christianity, teaches a very similar thing. In Judaism, there is a promise that souls and bodies will be resurrected when God decides ...
Read Full Article at GrisAnik.com ]]>
2018/01/03 10:26 Gris Anik
Case for God's existence http://www.grisanik.com/blog/case-for-god-existence/ Timeless questions: does God exist, and is the universe simulated? The news has never hesitated to spur big claims. Recently, when they wrote, “Physicists find we’re not living in a computer simulation,” 1  2  3  it seems they have figured ...
Read Full Article at GrisAnik.com ]]>
2017/12/26 14:00 Gris Anik
About Growth http://www.grisanik.com/blog/about-growth/ From time to time, I hear people saying, almost bragging, “I have grown so much,” or they say it comparing with their partners: “It is difficult when one person grows and the other does not follow,” complaining about their relationships. Each time I hear it, the thought crosses my mind, “They haven’t grown at all.” Whatever they grew, they boosted their ego as well, so, in total, as those characteristics cancel each other out, nothing really ...
Read Full Article at GrisAnik.com ]]>
2017/12/20 11:30 Gris Anik
Leaves Sequestering – Ecological and other dangers http://www.grisanik.com/blog/leaves-sequestering---ecological-and-other-dangers/ The main purpose of this post is to answer a few concerns raised by people with an ecology background. At the beginning, it is helpful to grasp that, in order to understand complex concepts, parallel thinking is necessary—or at least holding multiple concepts at the same time. Unfortunately, even with graphs and videos, that is not possible, so it is necessary to read a text a few times in full and learn its concepts. If it was a computer source code, we would need to test run the programme multiple times with different parameters, and the aggregated result of those runs would give ...
Read Full Article at GrisAnik.com ]]>
2017/12/14 08:00 Gris Anik
About Love http://www.grisanik.com/blog/about-love/ A little girl always wanted to have a white rabbit. How can anyone resist them — they are so cuddly with that nice fur, and so cute with their small, twitching noses. One day, the girl’s parents decided to grant her this wish, but, as they could not keep it in the flat, they arranged with the grandparents, who had a shed behind the house, to keep small, white ball ...
Read Full Article at GrisAnik.com ]]>
2017/12/12 09:10 Gris Anik
Problem with debates http://www.grisanik.com/blog/problem-with-debates/ We are naturally inclined to admire and vote for the quick thinkers, those who will give us black/white answers on the spot. Our debate champions are those who will immediately burp out the answer, supporting it with a seemingly logical argument, often ignoring the real complexity of the problem. The person who sounds the most convincing is the winner. Can you spot the issue there? Imagine that you car broke, and it needs fixing. You take your car to the shop, and there are two interns and a public of 30, mostly unfamiliar with cars’ inner workings, that will decide the fate of your car solely on who is more convincing. Both guys were convincing, and both were wrong, but the public chose one. As it happens, the choice was not good enough to ...
Read Full Article at GrisAnik.com ]]>
2017/12/06 09:00 Gris Anik
Loss of fertile land http://www.grisanik.com/blog/loss-of-fertile-land/ Most of the headlines in the news are rightfully taken by the threat of global warming, but there is an ongoing ecological disaster that will affect food production, a degradation of the topsoil, and we are not talking about it enough. A recent United Nations study showed that in the past 40 years one-third (1/3) of the Earth's land has severely degraded, and fertile soil is being lost at the rate of 24 billion tonnes a year, ...
Read Full Article at GrisAnik.com ]]>
2017/11/29 09:24 Gris Anik
Brexit Cost http://www.grisanik.com/blog/brexit-cost/ Let’s first remember how everything began. First, David Cameron announced that a Conservative government would hold a referendum on leaving the EU, if elected in 2015. On 7 May 2015, they unexpectedly won the general election with a majority. In a speech to the House of Commons on 22 February 2016, Cameron announced a referendum date of 23 June 2016. In a referendum on 23 June 2016, 51.9% of the participating UK electorate (the turnout was 72.2%) voted to ...
Read Full Article at GrisAnik.com ]]>
2017/11/22 08:30 Gris Anik