Happy New Year, Earthlings. Swim with me a bit.
Twelve years ago, on the cusp of a new administration, I crafted a list to save the world from climate crisis. Here we go again (again).
The only thing that seems to lessen the Dead Zone asphyxiating the apocalyptic Gulf of Mexico is a globally warmed superstorm.
The skies and air may be cleaner than recent memory. But the coronavirus is still inflicting heavy clean energy casualties during a climate crisis that has yet to be fully addressed.
A decade ago, I wrote about the myriad ways our planet would refuse to put up with us. Today, I look back, during a global lockdown, as a zoonotic dystopia borne from our ceaseless invasion of Earth ravages so-called civilization.
Zoonoses are infectious diseases that fatally strike back after humanity extracts too deeply from their non-human environments, which are under repeated siege from capitalism and worse.
We’re on the right track to solarization. We just need speed up the pace, brighen up this planet, and save our sorry asses.
Captivated by global warming and shortly before I called it cli-fi, I researched and reported the myriad ways life on Earth could die. Few were more terrifying than hydrogen sulfide.
It is my honor to be writing for the Center for Biological Diversity’s shiny new publication, The Revelator. My first piece is an interview with the fearless Jeff Orlowski, director of Chasing Ice, and now, Chasing Coral.
When I first learned that Matthew Rankin was crafting a surreal short about Nikola Tesla, I knew I soon would be picking his fertile brain about free energy, bird love, and why dystopians are marching to the sixth mass extinction.
With the price of oil cratering, throw millions at solar power to see what works.
I spoke with A Fierce Green Fire‘s director Mark Kitchell.
Doubtless there are further viral horrors awaiting a new millennium with dramatically enhanced genetic and chemical engineering capabilities.
“Why blame technology? It generally does what it is coded to do. It’s the human sentient understanding of how to take cruel advantage of human weakness that’s the problem.”
Let’s be real: Barack Obama can’t change the world on his own.
What’s in a name, you ask? Oblivion. Wait until you hear the numbers.
From wireless power to nanosuits that can turn anyone into Spidey and perhaps even to mobile solar, we’re on the cusp of massive scientific breakthroughs all over the place.