Not Hell OR High Water, But Hell AND High Water: Acknowledging and Adapting to the Anthropocene

aerial of Lake Oroville Winter 2016
Oroville Dam in Northern California during last winter’s flooding; its main spillway
had been damaged and water was pouring across and eroding the hillside.

Climate Gone Crazy

Epic California Drought Just One Manifestation of Weather Out of Whack

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then perhaps 200 pictures are worth a book, or at least a blog post. The Los Angeles Times has posted a dramatic “infographic” of more than 200 images of California drought maps from 2011 to 2015 that vividly depict the progression or descent of the Golden State into the worst drought of its recorded history.

Two Peas in a Pod – Jerry Brown and Barack Obama on Climate Change

You’ve got to hand it to Governor Jerry Brown and President Barack Obama for at least one thing: they each have heaps of chutzpah, though critics might call it effrontery.

The guv and the prez have the gall to cast themselves as crusading heroes on climate change – hobnobbing with hip celebrities and basking in accolades from the likes of Bill Maher, Arianna Huffington and Leonardo DiCaprio – even as they promote mass immigration and massive U.S. population growth that will inevitably sabotage national-level efforts to reign in America’s carbon dioxide emissions.

Is Overpopulation Still Taboo?

A recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle was like a flashback to the 1970s for me because it openly linked population growth with overexploited and deteriorating natural resources.

'Adapting' to Climate Change

LOS ANGELES – There’s yet another report, “Mid-Century Warming in the Los Angeles Region,” indicating that the planet will become a more inhospitable place for carbon-based units.

Climate Expected to Change 100x Faster than Species Can Adapt

Due to alterations in climate anticipated to occur from now through 2100, the ranges of species will need to change dramatically, according to a recent study from Indiana University in Bloomington. The researchers concluded that climate will change more than 100 times faster than the rate at which species can adapt.

This rate of change, according to the authors of the study, “is unlike anything these species have experienced, probably since their formation.”