As the West is consumed by fire, as predicted fo so long, it is time to bow to my past which no longer exists.
Written by an immigrant Jew hounded by Hitler, and envisioned by a Chinese immigrant dreaming of America, Walt Disney’s Bambi remains an unheeded warning of terror and terraformation, sadly forgotten by a burning world careening into an exponential apocalypse.
The Amazon’s lethal, exponential extractivism comes fearsomely into focus
Fort McMurray is predictably swallowed by a sprawling inferno.
Current efforts by utilities to stifle cleantech takeovers of the macrogrid, from solar taxes to worse, are being successfully fought off, as global warming throws ever more challenges in the way.
No one on the planet, the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report reminds us, will be left untouched.
I spoke with A Fierce Green Fire‘s director Mark Kitchell.
One of the things that amazes me is how incredibly conservative scientists are about climate change prediction. Their livelihoods and careers are based on being as accurate as possible, and if they’re not they’re looked at fringe and pushed to the outskirts of the community.
If we don’t start seriously sweating the existential crisis of climate change and ignoring the small-time drama of terrorism and partisan sellouts, then we’re finished.
Responsibility for chemical security may be shared among federal, state and local governments, as well as the private sector. But right now they’re all epically failing us, which make us sitting ducks if there is a catastrophe.
Welcome to our existential nightmare, from rising seas and runaway droughts and storms to the outer limits of dystopian catastrophes like the fart apocalypse.
The economic valuation of land and water has increased in concurrence with both price commodities and the ravages of climate change, whose droughts, wildfires and other extreme environmental events are quickly shrinking what’s left of the planet’s arable land and clean water
The way California is currently wasting water — on elaborate lawns in Beverly Hills, on cow death-camps in the San Joaquin Valley, on whatever — it either doesn’t know where its water comes from or simply doesn’t care.
Those who would argue that these are isolated events do so at their own peril. The more time passes, the more both examples of extreme weather resemble two sides of the same fearsome coin known as catastrophic climate change.
Water wasters might want to get to work on finding a new state. Of mind, if possible.
Having your cake on climate crisis, fossil fuel addiction, eminent domain, water privatization and corporate earnings — and eating it too.
Dry lightning strikes in June might be “climatologically rare” now. But thanks to human-induced global warming, they will soon be utterly logical.
Immigration is about to enter a new phase, which resembles an old one with a 21st century twist.
Our reliance upon fossil fuels could spell the end of our species as a whole if we don’t get our shit together.