Congratulations to all the young people of the world who took action yesterday. Hopefully, you've incited the memories of many of your aunts, uncles, parents and grandparents who, too, demonstrated when they recognized that a quake was needed to disrupt a status quo and focus attention on an issue critical to them. True revolution occurs … Continue reading Congratulations

Global Climate Strike

March 15th, the Ides of March, 44 BC, the day that Julius Caesar was assassinated, "et tu, Brute?". This year, it has been designated as a "Global Climate Strike" by youth organizations around the world and as a day of action during which their concerns will be voiced in public displays of solidarity. Many young … Continue reading Global Climate Strike

Taking a Different Approach

On February 13th, Farhad Manjoo published a superb editorial in the Opinion section of the New York Times called Pretend It's Aliens. (I'd link it but I subscribe to the Times and it's behind a paywall.) His article "suggested" that maybe it could be a good idea to address climate change in the same manner … Continue reading Taking a Different Approach

The Fragility of Life – Extinctions

The Four Horsemen have rampaged Earth all too many times.  The four horsemen of the Apocalypse, from the Bible's Book of Revelation. The four beings that ride white (Conquest), red (War), black (Famine) and pale (Death) horses. Remember Clint Eastwood's Preacher, on the Pale Horse in the film Pale Rider, who symbolized death? Terrific film. … Continue reading The Fragility of Life – Extinctions