By now you're probably tired of hearing me heap praise on Rick Archer and his fantastic, paradigm-shifting show Buddah at the Gas Pump. So I won't bother to tell you that his 350 interviews with leading spiritual seekers are stunning, and unlike anything that's ever been published on spirituality or consciousness... and that his show has been instrumental to my understanding of consciousness science as well as my inchworm advances in spiritual awareness. But the intersection between spirituality and mundane "consensus reality" topics like Global Warming continue to be hot topics of conversation between Rick and I (310, 234). And since I feel there's a lot to explore in this area, I was glad Rick poked me one time too many about Global Warming and sparked the creation of this thread. Here's the email exchange that started it (I'll spare you the dozen earlier exchanges and jump in midstream): Rick Archer: to me: One thing that’s been bugging me since yesterday is that you don’t address these points directly. For instance, the subject of this email: “Earth Sets a Temperature Record for the Third Straight Year”. Do you think solar activity is causing this? (Debunked). That it’s not getting warmer and there’s a vast conspiracy among scientists to make this stuff up? A bid by an Alaskan village to be declared a disaster area because of melting permafrost due to climate change was just turned down by the Obama administration. Some South Pacific nations won’t exist soon due to rising sea levels. Some islands have already had to be evacuated. This is just the beginning. Alex Tsakiris: to Rick: hey Rick... below... One thing that’s been bugging me since yesterday is that you don’t address these points directly. -- happy to... it just takes some work... like last time. I'm up for it if you are (as mentioned, some of the related issues are central to my Skeptiko process). Some South Pacific nations won’t exist soon due to rising sea levels. Some islands have already had to be evacuated. This is just the beginning. -- this would be a great topic to start with because I'm pretty sure the sea level rise thing is a classic example of bad-science/misinformation bullshit... but I'm willing to be proven wrong. -- if you want to pursue this I will start a thread on the skeptiko forum and invite some folks (on both sides) who have researched the topic.