Sea and Sky – Complexity abounds, which is why climate change is so difficult to understand and project into the future.
Reclining on a tropical beach, it is easy to think of the ocean as deliciously wet, salty and refreshing, while the sky is simply a blue transparency, a near nothingness that sometimes brings a cooling breeze. In fact, both are complex mixtures of substances that are engaged in equally complex dances as they abide by … Continue reading
Glaciers Are Melting, Coral Reefs Are Bleaching; We Are Watching the Clowns Take Over Governments Around the World
It’s mid-winter and time for a sober look at the state of our planet, and at the state of our human enterprise. What on earth is happening to the Arctic? Is the bleaching of coral reefs as bad as it has been reported? Is humanity beginning the correction that most environmental scientists believe is long … Continue reading
Summer Silly Season It’s the height of silly season, and in 2016 the season is sillier than ever. 2016 being an election year, the United States will now immerse themselves in two weeks of that uniquely American and totally over-the-top set of events called the national conventions of the Democratic and the Republican political parties. … Continue reading