Jul
09

To those who followed Columbus and Cortez, the New World truly seemed incredible because of the natural endowments

To those who followed Columbus and Cortez, the New World truly seemed incredible because of the natural endowments. The land often announced itself with a heavy scent miles out into the ocean. Giovanni da Verrazano in 1524 smelled the cedars of the East Coast a hundred leagues out. The men of Henry Hudson’s Half Moon… Continue reading »

Jun
07

"Another reason why radical reformers are misjudged by ordinary men is that…

"Another reason why radical reformers are misjudged by ordinary men is that they view existing society from outside, with hostility towards its institutions. Although, for the most part, they have more belief than their neighbors in human nature's inherent capacity for a good life, they are so conscious of the cruelty and oppression resulting from… Continue reading »

Jun
07

"Another reason why radical reformers are misjudged by ordinary men is that they view existing society from outside, with hostility towards its institutions

"Another reason why radical reformers are misjudged by ordinary men is that they view existing society from outside, with hostility towards its institutions. Although, for the most part, they have more belief than their neighbors in human nature's inherent capacity for a good life, they are so conscious of the cruelty and oppression resulting from… Continue reading »

Apr
06

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Apr
06

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Apr
05

Reality overtaking the ability to deny

Just as there are no atheists in foxholes, there are few climate-change skeptics amongst those who grow the world's food – if any. Farmers don't have to read UN reports to know how radically their weather is changing. And consumers don't need academic studies or bullet points to know that food prices are steadily rising.… Continue reading »

Apr
05

Reality overtaking the ability to deny

Just as there are no atheists in foxholes, there are few climate-change skeptics amongst those who grow the world's food – if any. Farmers don't have to read UN reports to know how radically their weather is changing. And consumers don't need academic studies or bullet points to know that food prices are steadily rising.… Continue reading »

Apr
01

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new…

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. – Marcel Proust View this post on Google+

Apr
01

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. – Marcel Proust

Mar
21

It is only painful if you were paying attention in the first place

What “used to be” is painful to remember. Elegy for a Country’s Seasons by Zadie SmithThere is the scientific and ideological language for what is happening to the weather, but there are hardly any intimate words. Is that surprising? People in mourning tend to use euphemism; likewise the guilty and ashamed. The most melancholy of… Continue reading »

Mar
21

It is only painful if you were paying attention in the first place

What “used to be” is painful to remember. Elegy for a Country’s Seasons by Zadie Smith There is the scientific and ideological language for what is happening to the weather, but there are hardly any intimate words. Is that surprising? People in mourning tend to use euphemism; likewise the guilty and ashamed. The most melancholy… Continue reading »

Mar
13

In total, Luxor, the city of the famed Valley of the Kings, received nearly 1.2 inches…

In total, Luxor, the city of the famed Valley of the Kings, received nearly 1.2 inches of rainfall. This is nearly 30 times the average yearly rainfall for this desert land, which it received in just one day. Global Warming and a Mangled Jet Stream: Germany Breaks All-Time Record Highs for Early March, Aswan Egypt… Continue reading »

Mar
13

In total, Luxor, the city of the famed Valley of the Kings, received nearly 1

In total, Luxor, the city of the famed Valley of the Kings, received nearly 1.2 inches of rainfall. This is nearly 30 times the average yearly rainfall for this desert land, which it received in just one day. Global Warming and a Mangled Jet Stream: Germany Breaks All-Time Record Highs for Early March, Aswan Egypt… Continue reading »

Mar
12

Reality denied comes back to haunt

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Mar
12

Reality denied comes back to haunt

Reality denied comes back to haunt. – Philip K. Dick

Mar
01

We truly are a force to be reckoned with

The current pace of emission has no corollary in the geological record. Based on best observations, the fastest CO2 increases in the past were during either the PETM extinction event of 55 million years ago or the Permian Extinction, or Great Dying, of 250 million years ago. During these periods, rapid rates of CO2 increase… Continue reading »

Mar
01

We truly are a force to be reckoned with

The current pace of emission has no corollary in the geological record. Based on best observations, the fastest CO2 increases in the past were during either the PETM extinction event of 55 million years ago or the Permian Extinction, or Great Dying, of 250 million years ago. During these periods, rapid rates of CO2 increase… Continue reading »

Feb
22

When a man is no longer allowed to make important decisions, he begins to think that the decisions he is allowed to make are important

When a man is no longer allowed to make important decisions, he begins to think that the decisions he is allowed to make are important. – C.N. Parkinson

Feb
15

I am outraged that so few people are outraged

Do we like being complicit?

Feb
15

I am outraged that so few people are outraged

Do we like being complicit? View this post on Google+

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