The Changing Seasons, February 2023 What a strange month it has been! With temperatures zipping down to below zero then, in a matter of hours topping 60 degrees (15.5 C), it made each day a bit of an adventure. We had… Read More ›
THE GREENHOUSE. FICTION?
The Greenhouse, by Rich Paschall It was another hot February day in the nation’s capital. Many people had flooded the city’s cooling centers to get away from the unusual heat, as well as the “rolling black-outs.” Even some of these… Read More ›
WHERE HAVE ALL THE SEASONS GONE?
Long time passing. One of the great things about living where we live used to be enjoying the changing seasons. We never had much in the way of spring, but we sure had a whole lot of winter, a long,… Read More ›
THE CHANGING SEASON – JULY 2022
The Changing Season, July 2022 – SERENDIPITY Seeking Intelligent Life On Earth Remarkably we have somehow avoided getting COVID. Maybe it was all those vaccinations. Both Garry and I have each had four. Owen needs a booster and I hope… Read More ›
SUPER HOT. BONE-DRY. NO WI-FI.
I spent the first couple of hours of my day trying to post pictures for one of Cee’s photo challenges. Each time I got it almost finished, I’d save it and it would hang. The wi-fi appeared to be on,… Read More ›
CLIMATE CHANGES ARE HERE. NOW.
It’s hot. Not only is it hot here, it’s hot everywhere including normally cool places like London and many European countries. Looking at a weather map, it looked like the world is boiling over. Probably a reasonably accurate description of… Read More ›
WHAT’S A WATERSHED?
It’s a good question because unless you live in or near one, the expression doesn’t mean much except “Hey, there’s a lot of water around here!” Obviously that’s true, but there’s a bit more to it than that. As you… Read More ›
HOT, HUMID, AND HAZY – TWO DAYS OF SUMMER IN LATE SPRING
Two days ago is was nasty, cold, and I needed a sweater and wool socks. Today it was 98 degrees and we kept our windows closed and managed to keep the heat out. But everything is blooming regardless of weather…… Read More ›
HOW THE FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY ENDS by SEAN MUNGER
Nationalization, expropriation and revolutionary violence will sweep away any semblance of an “orderly” transition to renewable energy. The global warming/climate change crisis is destroying our planet and our civilization. The fix is simple to understand: the fossil fuel industry must… Read More ›
WHAT EVERYONE IS MISSING ABOUT THE RUSSIA-UKRAINE CONFLICT. By SEAN MUNGER
At its root, it’s about climate change. The media will never, ever tell you this. I’ve been very quiet for the past few months, but a potentially momentous event is brewing right now (February 21, 2022): the Russian invasion of… Read More ›
IT’S STILL RAINING
I can’t remember the last time we had a whole day during which it didn’t rain. We got an hour of partial clouds a few days ago — early in the morning. By noon, it was dark, grey, and raining…. Read More ›
PRETENDING TO CARE: WHY “NET ZERO” IS DELUSIONAL NONSENSE
Written by Sean Munger. Forward by Marilyn Armstrong Personally, I think it is hopeless. I don’t see any signs of progress in this country or in any major polluting nation. In the few small countries where they are making an… Read More ›
OKIE-DOKIE. WE ARE HUNKY-DORY
Fandango’s Provocative Question #145 If you’re American, do you concur with my assessment that our country is rapidly going to hell in a handbasket? Or do you believe that everything is hunky-dory and America’s light is shining as brightly as ever?… Read More ›
The future of climate: do you have any idea what’s really coming? – by Sean Munger – Sean Munger’s History and Culture Dispatches
This article is part of a long ongoing series of my thoughts on the role of climate change in history, which interfaces with the collapse of American democracy. Other articles in this series: The “Lenin” of climate change; rising fascism; do-nothing Democrats; the… Read More ›
GEORGES BANK AND THE COLLAPSE OF THE GROUND FISHERY – (Mostly) from Encyclopedia.com
Georges Bank: Collapse of the Ground Fishery I wanted to write about this but realized others had already done the research. So instead of writing, I found the best articles I could about what had happened. The most readable was… Read More ›
THE CHANGING SEASONS: SEPTEMBER 2021
The Changing Seasons: September 2021 It hasn’t (until today) been a magical month for photography. Of course there are a few birds and some awfully cute squirrels. And lets not forget the chrysanthemums and the other flowerbox blossoms. Mostly what we… Read More ›
GARDEN BIRDS AND SURVIVAL
This morning I read an article in National Geographic about the lockdown. It seems to have made the lives of at least some birds better, at least for this year. It turns out I was wrong about us having lost… Read More ›
CLIMATE CHANGES ARE US
Fandango’s Provocative Question #131 There is no serious dispute by anyone that humans hold significant responsibility for damaging Earth’s ecology. You can’t label water pollution or unbreathable air as caused by anything the earth does to itself — short of being… Read More ›
ECOLOGY, HUMAN GREED, AND UPCOMING CATASTROPHES
I read an article today that argues that coal-burning generators are not doing all that much damage to the climate. This is the kind of argument that makes me gag. I’ll get back to this later. There is no serious… Read More ›
WE HAVE TO FIX IT BECAUSE WE BROKE IT
This started out as a comment, but it grew to be more. It’s incredibly hot outside. I was out there early this morning to hose down the deck both to clean it and water the flowerboxes. I also put out… Read More ›