Hosannas to Pope Francis ! He is emerging as the greatest leader in the world. A genuine champion of the poor (why he chose Francis as his papal name) and big promotor of interfaith dialogue, his latest encyclical contains a brilliant concise statement of the environmental, political, economic and moral meltdown we’re undergoing. He gets …Read More
Finally someone has come out and said it. We’re too selfish to make the sacrifices required to turn around global warming. Nobody wants to say this, because we want to hope that there is still time the naysayers and deniers and ignorant and indifferent– most of the world’s population, including some very rich adamant anti-warmists– …Read More
according to the latest report of the International Panel on Climate Change :
I was talking about this the other day with a long-time conservationist. Sandy, a monster hurricane whipped up by human emissions, makes a direct hit on Gotham. What more do you want to make the message clear that global warming is here and it’s real and it’s us ? But what do New Yorkers do …Read More
It’s interesting that the only person I’ve heard say anything about why Sandy and all the other crazy extreme weather we’re getting are due to global warming. Global carbon dioxide has risen since 1750, the beginning of the industrial revolution, from 200 parts per million to 390 now and rising exponentially. At no time in …Read More
now we got to keep an eye on the sky in case we get bombed with fish or frogs falling out of waterspouts, which are tornadoes moving over and sucking up the contents of lakes, ponds, rivers, and other bodies of water, and which the latest report of the International Panel on Climate Change (the …Read More
First of all, I don’t want to give the impression that I am knocking the scientists. Many of them are wonderful people, and I deeply appreciate the time they’ve given me, the conversations we’ve had, and the many things I’ve learned from them. It is understandable that some might want to overstate their certainty about …Read More
Everybody and his mother has been sounding off about this, but I have a few important new points to add to the discourse. First of all, full disclosure, I have to say that I have been since l975 a firm believer in climate change and that human emissions are causing a greenhouse effect that is …Read More
with more people spending more and more time in the virtual world, they are doing less damage to the real one.
the warmer it gets, the milder the fall, the later the onset of winter, the less fuel oil and gas is needed for heating.
it’s definitely getting warmer all the time. But how much is due …Read More
who lives down the street teaches at Dawson, a CEGEP in Montreal that the students here go to instead of twelfth grade and freshman year of college. He likes to get together and rent a soundproof studio for an hour and have freeform jams. After one of these musicales, I was observing how we …Read More