Monthly Archives: January 2016

Sleepwalking into calamity

After the last State of the Union address by our Nobel Peace Laureate, bromide/memes like the above circulated freely on the Internets. This one was at least smart enough to leave lower gas prices off the list. You probably shouldn’t draw people’s attention to the fact that oil prices have fallen off a cliff because […]

A Terrifying Jump in Global Temperatures — December of 2015 at 1.4 C Above 1890

Originally posted on robertscribbler:
A monster El Nino firing off in the Pacific. A massive fossil fuel driven accumulation of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere pushing CO2 levels well above 400 parts per million. The contribution of other greenhouse gasses pushing the total global heat forcing into the range of 485 parts per million CO2e.…

Worst stock market opening ever

I want to capture this moment, because (depending how things change), people might not have this on their radar screen a month or so from now. Remember, I warned you. The Stock Exchange lost over 5% of its value in the first week after New Year’s, and lost over 900 points. That makes this the […]

Returning to Radio–Brooklyn Culture Jam

So here’s the deal. As many of you might know, I used to be part of a radio show called SEX & POLITICS. A product of founder and executive producer Phil Rosenberg, we covered politics, sex, the arts, and culture. It was a lot of fun and I did some great shows. Alas, the summer […]

Meet the Percapitas! and why we’re facing extinction

This is a five year old article that addresses the crux of our problem in facing human extinction. It’s brilliantly executed by one Tim Murray, and brought to my attention by Gail Zawacki, who blogs away under the title At Wits End in New Jersey. This is how the piece starts:   Hi there! We’re […]

Crazy white men with guns in Oregon (updated)

UPDATE–a more relevant photo meme just out after the local sheriff had a hand-shake with Ammon Bundy.  Assuming you’re paying attention, you’ve heard that self-styled ‘militia’ have swept down on Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon and taken it over, vowing to not move ‘for years’. There’s a breakdown of the various stances on Vox, which is […]

Going after Exxon in the court of public opinion– UPDATED

Image from DailyKos article on what the oil companies knew and when they knew it. In this case the illustration shows temperature anomalies for the last week of December 2015. (Scroll to bottom for important update). Peter Sinclair, the blogger behind Climate Change Crock of the Week, put the highlighted text as the title of his […]