This will be my last blog for a while — I am over-extended in too many areas, and need to cut back on some things. It takes a significant amount of my time to scan and briefly review the various news sources I look at, most of which are high anxiety in their content (which I mainly ignore), and I am not convinced of any significant shift in the issues.
For now, I am will simply focus on those areas of my life where I feel I can make a difference.
We’re not even close to being prepared for the rising waters (20171110)
For years now, I have been aware that almost every new estimate of the consequences of global warming indicates that our current assessment is inadequate and that the dangers are worse than previously thought. This is another in this series. Our choices are immediate wartime mobilization (as advocated by The Climate Mobilization) or adapt to irreversible changes (with high cost). Rationally we could do the first; politically we are stumbling to the second. Good luck!
More than 15,000 scientists from 184 countries issue ‘warning to humanity’ (20171114)
What will it take? When will we listen?
Humans cause growing heat wave danger (20171112)
The likelihood of death as a direct consequence of heat is increasing; interestingly (at least to me as a physician) is the elucidation of 27 different physiological mechanisms whereby life is threatened.
Security Breach and Spilled Secrets Have Shaken the N.S.A. to Its Core (20171112)
The world of technology at its core! One of my favorite expressions is “technology is wonderful, when it works!” When it does not, it is dehumanizing and deeply destructive of what I value of the greatness of our species.