Category near term human extinction

The Cassandra problem

I get no joy from warning people about what global warming is doing to the planet. I think I’m getting into what might be called the Elizabeth Kübler-Ross trap. Kübler-Ross admitted in her writing that the caregiver who must speak to the patient and the family when the condition is terminal will never be able […]

Hope, hopelessness and hopium on global warming

First up, I had a lovely conversation last week with Steven Grumbine, the person who organized last year’s March to Restore Democracy in DC. Steven’s a driving force in the group called Real Progressives, and he talks a lot about economics and deficits and also MMT (Modern Monetary Theory). But that wasn’t what we were talking […]

Down to 90 days?

UPDATE: this discussion comes from a posting about loss of arctic ice on the Seemore Rocks blog here. It’s worth a visit. I know, I promised not to bum people out anymore on my blog. Sorry. This came across my feed from FB friend Robin Westenra, who edits the blog Seemorerocks. He’s a fastidious researcher on […]

W.A.S.S* (Paris COP21)

  Trump pulls out of the Paris COP 21 Accord.  The social media nets are a-twitter over the news (not confirmed) that Drumpf will pull the US out of the Paris Climate accords also known as COP21. No confirmation yet, but it seems a done deal. The Donald doesn’t believe in Climate Change/Global Warming, and […]

COMING TO A THEATER NEAR YOU IN NYC!

 * Assuming you live in Tampa and live near the theater I’m performing in A week from tonight I will be in beautiful Tampa Florida at the Tampa International Fringe Festival. The purpose of my visit will be to spread lots of laffs with my play PLANET HOSPICE (a Theatrical Romp through Human Extinction). It’s […]

MIA (missing in action)

My volume of blogging has fallen off a cliff in the last two months. A couple of reasons  Several reasons for this– First, I’ve become enamored of the Quora website, where I serve up saucy, special commentary on dumb questions posed by users. It’s easier than coming up with original content here, and (frankly) it’s seen […]

Fukushima–the other shoe dropping six years later

I have eased off on pronouncements on Fukushima over the past year or so. For those of you not following, several reactors went into full meltdown after the town of Fukushima, Japan was hit by a giant tsunami six  years ago (the anniversary is coming up).Every indication is that things are getting worse. Reports from […]