Category Archives: Weather

The Middle-East Conundrum

It seems to me…. “If we’ve learned anything from 15 years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, it’s that local people and nations have to secure their own communities. We can help them, and we should, but we cannot substitute … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, al-Qaeda, Aleppo, Arab, Assad, Bagdad, Bahrain, Bashar al-Assad, Bekaa Valley, Bush, Change, Climate, Climate Change, Crops, Daesh, Donald Trump, Drought, Drought, Education, Egypt, Egypt, Europe, Farming, Farms, François Georges-Picot, George W. Bush, Iran, Iraq, ISIS, Islam, Israel, Jihad, Kurds, Lebanon, Levant, Middle-East, Migration, Military, Muslim, Obama, Ottoman Empire, Palestine, Protest, Raqqa, Refugee, Sadam Hussein, Saudi Arabia, Shi’ite, Sir Mark Sykes, Sisi, Suez Canal, Sunni, Sykes, Syria, Taliban, Trump, Wahhabi, Wahhabi Salafism, Weather | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Survival Limitations

It seems to me… “This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper.” ~ T. S. Eliot (The Hollow Men). Everyone … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, AI, AI, Aira Caldera, Andromeda, Apis Mellifera, Artificial, Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, Cacogenics, Catastrophic, Chicxulub, Civilization, Climate, Climate Change, Communications, Crisis, Crops, Disaster, Disease, Drake Equation, Dysgenics, Economy, Employment, employment, Environment, Environment, Extinction, Extinction, Extinctions, Extraterrestrial, Farm Land, Farming, Farms, Finance, Frank Drake, Gini Coefficient, Gini Coefficient, Global Warming, Global Warming, Honeybees, Hypercane, Inequality, Inequality, Inequality, Jobs, Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyūshū, Lake Toba, Long Valley, Megacaldera, Nanotechnology, North Island, North Sumatra, Pandemic, Permian-Triassic, Plague, Siberian Traps, Society, Space, Stephen Hawking, Supervolcanoes, Taupo Volcano, Telomere, Termination Event, Threats, Unemployment, University of California – Santa Cruz, Valles Calderas, Volcanoes, War, Weather, Weather, Yellowstone | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Agriculture Not What It Used To Be

It seems to me…. “Conventional agriculture has never succeeded in feeding the world, and it’s never produced anything good to eat. For the future, we need to look toward alternatives.” ~ Dan Barber[1]. The future of agriculture, specifically traditional farming, … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Agriculture, Agriculture, Aquaculture, Aquaponic, Astronaut, Berkeley, Bioregeneration, Carbon Dioxide, Crops, Environment, Farm Land, Farming, Farms, Fertilizer, Food, Food, Future Farmers of America, Genetic Engineering, GMOs, Hydroponics, Japan, Life Support, Mars, Monoculture, NASA, Robotics, Space, Sunlight, Water, Weather | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2016 – The Year That Was

It seems to me…. “For 18 years I have resisted talking about current events. I am not going to start now.” ~ George H. W. Bush[1]. 2016 was comprised of many little things: while some events over the past year … Continue reading

Posted in Albert Einstein, Aleppo, Assad, Athletes, Atlantic City, Australia, Berlin, Brazil, Canada, Caribbean, Change, China, Climate, Climate Change Conference, CO2, COP21, Disaster, Economy, Einstein, Elections, Environment, Europe, European Union, Evacuation, Falcon 9, Fire, Florida, France, Germany, Global Warming, Global Warming, Greenhouse, Gun, Homicides, Hurricane, Immigrant, Immigration, Income, India, Indonesia, Inequality, Inequality, International Space Station, ISS, Istanbul, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Lahore, Louisiana, Mathew, Middle Class, Moon, Moon Express, Murder, NASA, New Jersey, New Orleans, New Zealand, Nice, North Korea, Obama, Olympics, Orlando, Pakistan, Paris, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Police, Populist, President Bashar, Presidential, Private-Sector, Public-Sector, Records, Red Cross, Refugee, Rio de Janeiro, Russia, San Antonio, Science, Scott Kelly, Shelter, shootings, Space, Space Lab, SpaceX, Sports, Syria, Texas, Tiangong-2, TPP, Trans-Pacific Partnership, Trump, U.K., United Kingdom, War, Washington, Weather, Weather, World War II | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Republican Campaign Fixation

It seems to me…. “I’m not an old, experienced hand at politics. But I am now seasoned enough to have learned that the hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of … Continue reading

Posted in Abu Ghraib, ACA, Affordable Care Act, Afghanistan, Climate, Debt, Economic, Economy, Elections, Environment, George W. Bush, Global Warming, Growth, Healthcare, Hillary Clinton, Hurricane, Iraq, ISIS, Katrina, Middle-East, Military, National, Obama, Osama bin Laden, Petroleum, Presidential, Racism, Recession, Recession, Recovery, Recovery, Stimulus, Vietnam War, Walter Reed hospital | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Climate Change Sources

It seems to me…. “Recent warming coincides with rapid growth of human-made greenhouse gases. The observed rapid warming gives urgency to discussions about how to slow greenhouse gas emissions.” ~ James Hansen[1]. Climate-change deniers who claim environmental fluctuations to be … Continue reading

Posted in albedo, Antarctic, anthropogenic, Arctic, Asia, Carbon Dioxide, Change, China, Climate, Climate Change, CO2, Environment, Europe, Global Warming, Global Warming, Greenhouse, Greenland, Hawaii, jet stream, Keeling Curve, Little Ice Age, Medieval Climate Optimum, Medieval Warm Period, Methane, methane, Milankovitch Cycles, Mona Loa, North America, Permafrost, permafrost, Rossby waves, Weather | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Climatic Impact

It seems to me… “The increasing frequency of extreme weather events, droughts and floods is in line with what climate scientists have been predicting for decades – and evidence is mounting that what’s happening is more severe than predicted, and … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon, Carbon Dioxide, Change, Climate, Climate Change, Coal, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Global Warming, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC, Mesozoic, Paleozoic, Permian Mass Extinction, Protection, Sea Level, Severe, Weather | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment