Last week we again found our country in unnerving physical condition: raging infernos in the West and all-but-hopeless, deadly floods in the East. You’d be hard pressed to find a reliable, independent person in America who doesn’t attribute the unprecedented firestorms, windstorms, and flooding in large part to global warming. Also, few reasonable parties would […]
Mid-Year Recap: 2018 Oil Spills
Petroleum hits us coming and going: inbound spills and outbound greenhouse gases It’s time to have a look at year-to-date petroleum disasters worldwide. Not the everyday disasters of burning fossil fuels; the ones that lead Earth closer to extinction. Not the everyday spills that wreak havoc on ecosystems large and small. No, the petroleum industry […]carbon emissions, catastrophic error, climate change, Colombia, ecosystem collapse, fact vs. fiction, fiction book, fossil fuel, james tesar, money and power, oil pollution, oil spill, Oil Spills Petroleum, potential widespread disaster, Shanghai, ultimate error
How Narrow is the Global Margin of Catastrophic Error?
As the American plutocracy grows, an entire population dies in Aleppo’s rubble Any person with a conscience—and let’s not assume everyone has one—stands sickened and disheartened this morning, as reports of mass casualties and summary executions of civilians emerge from Aleppo, Syria’s dust. NBC News is quoting a United Nations statement on the battles and […]Aleppo, carbon emissions, catastrophic error, fiction book, fossil fuel, james tesar, kleptocracy, oil pollution, plutocracy, potential widespread disaster, ultimate error, war crimes
March 2015-August 2016: Eighteen Months Of Climate Disasters
“It’s a livin’ thing It’s a terrible thing to lose It’s a given thing What a terrible thing to lose” -Jeff Lynne (from the song “Livin’ Thing”) Accelerated consequences of global warming. Fifteen consecutive months of record monthly-mean temperatures. The hottest month ever recorded. Welcome to the first two years of the worldwide climate catastrophe. […]climate change, dystopia, fiction book, fossil fuel, global warming, james tesar, NOAA, potential widespread disaster, sea-level rise, ultimate error