Author Archives: Brooklyn Culture Jammers

adventures with virus

I got my last shot over the weekend for the Coronavirus. I received the Moderna vaccine (two-dose special). I had problems scheduling an appointment here in Brooklyn. I consider that good-news, actually. It means local people are doing the vaccine. My friends who regale me with stories of zero-wait time for the inoculation are mostly […]

Why we can’t stop using fossil fuels

Memo to Joe Biden (Biden pic stolen from ecosystems. com) I’m getting mighty tired of all the climate activists talking about ‘solving’ Global warming by cutting our use of fossil fuels (in the present). We need to accept the idea that global warming crisis is caused in large part by the estimated two trillion tons […]

Is Trump a ‘doomer’?

If you read more than a few of the 700+ articles posted here, you know I am a follower of the work of Dr. Guy McPherson, a scientist who has argued that we humans have scant time left on the planet (actually, not just humans, but put that aside for the moment). McPherson has been […]

Two Russians who saved the world

From Jeanette de Beauvoir: The man who saved the world… 50 years ago, at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, second-in-command Vasilli Arkhipov of the Soviet submarine B-59 refused to agree with his Captain’s order to launch nuclear torpedos against US warships and setting off what might well have been a terminal superpower nuclear […]

Meet the new boss–Biden’s road to war

What a difference a year makes… especially if you’re the president NOW. From one year ago. If you don’t remember, I wrote about a little problem with Syria when Biden was still Obama’s vice president. It was after Trump was elected. You can find it here: https://brooklynculturejammers.com/2016/11/30/turkey-invades-syria/ You might want to also look at the […]

End Stage capitalism in Texas

It was five years ago that I took this topic on for the first time. Louisiana was going through a series of huge storms and hundred year floods. And the people in charge of the state (and FEMA) were tired of going broke. They were spending big money every few years to rebuild the low-value […]

Methane–from Planet Phuckett!!

As some might remember, my play PLANET PHUCKETT!! was web-cast last month. I wasn’t completely happy with the results (who KNEW making films was so hard???) and I’ve started a project to re-do it. This is a segment of the original video and it explains why methane is a threat of extinction in the near […]

The IPCC weighs in on extinction.

Remember–I’m the simple artist. This is from a report two years ago that escaped my notice. Fair warning—I’m not a credentialed scientist. I wrote a play about near term human extinction in 2016 that has been performed in the US and now has been screened by a theatre in a video festival that in non-COVID […]

Trump isn’t our last president

I know, I got it wrong Well, I’ve rarely been as happy to be proven wrong, but Trump left DC on January 20th, just as he was supposed to. I was surprised, and apparently I’m not the only one. The Trump acolytes were ready to commit a mass act of sedition in order to keep […]

Interview about me

Since five or six of you who read my blog don’t know me personally, a writer named Tom Inniss at The VOICE sent me a long questionnaire as part of the online festival at The Space. Tom Inniss seems to be a nice sort, and I dutifully filled the questionnaire out and TA DA! now […]