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Articles by: Ian Angus

The Keeling Curve at 60: A Portrait of Climate Crisis

The Keeling Curve at 60: A Portrait of Climate Crisis

We are approaching the sixtieth birthday of the Keeling Curve. It is such a stunning example of important and clearly presented science that it has been designated as a National Historic Chemical Landmark. Its creator received the highest US award for lifetime achievement in science, the National Medal of Science, “for his pioneering and fundamental research on atmospheric and oceanic[Read More…]

Five Revolutions: How Bacteria Created the Biosphere and caused the First Climate Crisis

Five Revolutions: How Bacteria Created the Biosphere and caused the First Climate Crisis

Metabolic Rifts Today. Beginning a new series by Ian Angus, on how contemporary science illuminates and extends metabolic rift theory in the 21st century. In the 1860s, Karl Marx wrote that capitalism “produces conditions that provoke an irreparable rift in the interdependent process of social metabolism, a metabolism prescribed by the natural laws of life itself.”[1] By preventing the return of essential[Read More…]