“By , it is extremely likely that Earth’s life-support systems, critical for human prosperity and existence, will be irretrievably damaged by the magnitude, global extent, and combination of these human-caused […]
Click for full schedule (pdf) of San Antonio events. For protest info in the rest of the world, check the main March page. I wrote a bit about GMOs and Monsanto […]
Every piece of this is man’s bullshit. They call this war a cloud over the land. But they made the weather and then they stand in the rain and say […]
I’ve been known to tap out some disgusted words about major SA employer, Valero Energy. There was a time the petrochemical company was buying (and begging) its way into the biodiesel […]
I still love this cover art from back in May. You can see more award-winning Chuck Kerr creations or click the image for the story on autism and the environment.
DON’T FORGET TO MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO IN SAN ANTO AND AROUND THE WORLD MAY 25! — We are experimental people. By that, I don’t mean we like to tinker. Though tinker […]
Nuclear energy may be on the ropes post Fukushima’s explosive meltdowns, but 70 years of U.S. bomb and power plant waste doesn’t dissipate so easily. Despite federal promises to the […]
Gathered weeks ahead of the looming climate conference in Copenhagen, delegates of the 9th World Wilderness Congress emphasized the ability of wilderness to help regulate Earth systems slipping so quickly out of balance.
The coming weeks will determine if San Antonio pulls off a sustainability leap into international prominence or chokes on the weight of its own fears.
Despite myself, I am a product of white privilege. Let’s just put that out there. As such, I know that even in this remarkable age of our celebrated Obama presidency that if I can put on a clean shirt, show up and smile, and nine times out of ten my voiceless skin is working in my favor.
Sometimes changing the world really does mean just showing up. Popcorn is optional.
I am a child of the Doom Generation. Or perhaps a precursor to it. Raised on Mutually Assured Destruction and flowering on a diet of Global Warming, I am one of those whose core is programmed, who finds himself agreeing (as Laurence Joseph writes in Apocalypse 2012) “Armageddon just feels like it’s meant to be.”
A friend who knows I throw up my personal stats, associations, and political colors on Facebook suggested I check out this YouTube video, where a sedated-sounding narrator challenges our comfort level with hoisting such personal gargantua and minutia online.
As my story on energy, climate, and misery winds its way to the printers this week, I am stung by how many things keep getting worse. The pace of carbon dioxide emissions increasing over last decade’s; scientists slack-jawed at the potential carbon-fueled demise of our oceans, and the son-of-a-Bush that just won’t quit his apparent pact to run the living earth into the ground for the sake of profits.
While Iran brays against the extension of nuclear trade between the United States and India, voices elsewhere, including the United Arab Emirates have been more encouraging. UAE leaders have reasons to cheer – perhaps chief among them is the hope that proliferation of such trade suggests their own nuclear-power ambitions will be welcomed by the international community as well.
All eyes in Texas are on Ike. Wonderment being expressed about the sheer size of this sucker. Questions about the potential storm surge, force of winds, and damages in refinery row as the storm clicks toward midnight. Some are also watching the nuclear plant on the coast in Matagorda County. Others – like me – can’t help but wonder about the potential imminent collapse of our universe.
While I don’t consider myself “anti-zoo,” I have ideas about what such an institution should look like. It’s not the SA Zoo. It’s not Woburn Wild Animal Kingdom. Is it New Orleans’ “frozen zoo?”
My buddy Karl gets inquisitive and finds the renewable armada is “more than ready.”