☝️ Upwarding #44: Historically low CO2 levels, Freeing yourself from resentment, Getting started NOW.

Welcome to this week's Upwarding newsletter. My blog, with more in-depth content, can be found here.

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Climate change is usually justified under the lofty value of “saving the earth”, but the evidence suggests that the earth will be absolutely fine.  We’re just using the wrong time frame:

Instead of this chart, which looks back 800,000 years…


Look at this chart, which shows the last 300,000,000 years.

Note two things:

1)    Carbon concentrations vary dramatically, and today’s level of 4165 ppm (and rising) is pretty normal compared to the long term.

2)    The average global temperature of 14 degrees Celsius is actually very COLD compared to history.  25 degrees has been regularly recorded in the past, and during those periods life flourished.

Whether human life would have flourished/will survive, is notably less clear.

Mindfulness/Spirituality/Chill

Old resentments chew up much more mental and emotional energy than we realize.  In my experience, this is the best way to free yourself from them.

Health/Wellness

Simple way to pick healthy grains: the 5 to 1 rule.  Minimum one gram of fiber for every five grams of carbs.

Investing/Money

I recently got a 2* review of my book where a reviewer called MysteryMan22 stated “In an inflationary environment like the 1970s, I suspect this allocation would have been horrific”.  MM is somewhat right, but he might be missing the point.  In short, the ULP is designed for emergency funds.  An emergency fund must maximize your chance of preserving purchasing power when the hold period is unknown but suspected to be less than 3 years.  I come to my own defense and also talk about some lessons learned, here.

Reflection/Quote

“A year from now you will wish you had started today.”— Karen Lam

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Chris

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