The Path Forward…

Topics: Climate Change, COVID-19, Existentialism, Science Science, as Carl Sagan wrote, has to be our “candle in the dark.” The Scientific Method we developed as a hunter-gatherer species. The tools of hunter-gatherers were utilitarian, and pragmatic. Our ancestors observed things, and noticed patterns. They made mental notes of these patterns, and codified them through rituals,Continue reading “The Path Forward…”

Measure of Our Impact…

Topics: Civics, Climate Change, Environment, Existentialism It’s not just your storage unit that’s packed to the gills. According to a new study, the mass of all our stuff—buildings, roads, cars, and everything else we manufacture—now exceeds the weight of all living things on the planet. And the amount of new material added every week equalsContinue reading “Measure of Our Impact…”

Stockholm, and Munchausen…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Climate Change, COVID-19, Human Rights, Politics Stockholm syndrome is a psychological response. It occurs when hostages or abuse victims bond with their captors or abusers. This psychological connection develops over the course of the days, weeks, months, or even years of captivity or abuse. Ref: https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/stockholm-syndrome#definition Munchausen syndrome by proxy isContinue reading “Stockholm, and Munchausen…”

Q & A…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Climate Change, COVID-19, Fascism, Human Rights Why are the republicans behaving so irrationally? It depends on what you mean by “irrational.” Paul Weyrich gave away the game in the 1980s. “I don’t want everybody to vote. Elections are not won by a majority of the people. They never have been fromContinue reading “Q & A…”

Eight Years and Counting…

Topics: Climate Change, Existentialism, Global Warming The year 2028 could be one of stunning accomplishment or somber failure, depending on how society at large reacts to the current global warming crisis. An initiative called ClimateClock, created by a pair of activists/artists intends to ensure that we land in the former category. And if they’re not successful, don’t sayContinue reading “Eight Years and Counting…”

Apocalypse, Now…

Topics: Climate Change, Existentialism, Global Warming Cultural reference: Apocalypse Now When Luciana Leite arrived in the Pantanal on 2 September, she thought she would be celebrating her wedding anniversary. Instead, the biologist and her husband spent their eight-day planned holiday aiding volunteers and firefighters struggling to extinguish the burning landscape. A common destination for ecotourists,Continue reading “Apocalypse, Now…”

Fierce Urgency…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Climate Change, COVID-19, Existentialism, Fascism “We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there “is” such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. ThisContinue reading “Fierce Urgency…”