And when ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet. -Mark 13:7 Apocalyptic scripture sits readily on the lips when big floods hit. Fire, too, is a biblical symbol of damnation, among other things. The U.S. sometimes seems […]
“Gigantic Inevitable Famine”: Prophetic or Overstated?
Famine seems to be the last, the most dreadful resource of nature. The power of population is so superior to the power of the earth to produce subsistence for man, that premature death must in some shape or other visit the human race. The vices of mankind are active and able ministers of depopulation. They […]climate change, dystopia, El Niño, fiction book, horn of africa, james tesar, Malthusian catastrophe, north korea, potential widespread disaster, ultimate error
Warming Earth Gives Birth to Super Niños
The smaller El Niño events of old spawned floods, droughts, and famines The human capacity for adaptation is remarkable. Stories of survival through adapting to unfamiliar environments fill volumes of literature on the most cherished shelves. Sometimes, though, we adapt too well to situations that will bring us harm in the long run. The phrase […]climate change, ecosystem collapse, El Niño, fiction book, global warming, horn of africa, james tesar, potential widespread disaster, sea-level rise, ultimate error
A Tremendous Lifesaving Tool in the Horn of Africa
As El Niño wreaks historic havoc, system warns aid agencies of potential famine zones War. Drought. Refugee crisis. This is the “perfect storm” for famine. A drought, its worst ever to that point, was one of the stressors at last decade’s end that brought Syria to the instability preceding its civil war. Now, with nearly […]drought, El Niño, famine, fiction book, global warming, horn of africa, james tesar, potential widespread disaster