We Made Climate Change Documentaries for Science Classes Way back in 1958 So Why Do Folks Still Pretend Not to Know?

by O Society July 27, 2019 Getting into our Wayback Machine, on today's episode we learn scientists knew about problems with human beings causing global warming in the 1950s, as this film from Bell Telephone Science Hour made in 1958 demonstrates. Here's an excerpt: "Even now, man may be unwittingly changing the world's climate through … Continue reading We Made Climate Change Documentaries for Science Classes Way back in 1958 So Why Do Folks Still Pretend Not to Know?

Praise the Gourd!

by O Society July 23, 2019 The fossil fuel companies knew from their own research beginning way back in grandpa’s day they were f’ing up the world for future generations, as in us and our kids. We’ve all seen the supporting documents. Therefore, continuing to argue about vaccines causing autism, and Bigfoot trudging around California, … Continue reading Praise the Gourd!

What the Republican Party knows about climate change the Democratic Party does not

What I mean there is the reason there is such widespread denial of the reality of climate change with power brokers in the Republican Party, and certainly within very right-wing, free-market think tanks, is they understand this:If the science is true, then the political or economic projects they hope to advance, which is a radically … Continue reading What the Republican Party knows about climate change the Democratic Party does not

How Many Trees Would We Have to Un-cut-down to Fix Global Warming?

Massive restoration of world’s forests would cancel out a decade of CO2 emissions, analysis suggests New findings suggest trees are our most powerful weapon in the fight against climate change. by Josh Gabbatiss  Independent Feb 18, 2019 Replenishing the world’s forests on a grand scale would suck enough carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to cancel out … Continue reading How Many Trees Would We Have to Un-cut-down to Fix Global Warming?

The Case of the Staggering Moron: Meanwhile in Australia

by O Society Jan 29, 2019 Ahem. In general, as a principle, it is best to ignore trolls. Case in point. Donald J. Trump is a troll. Best to ignore a troll. Don't feed them and they go away. Eventually. This too shall pass. It may pass like a kidney stone, but it will pass. … Continue reading The Case of the Staggering Moron: Meanwhile in Australia

Is Donald Trump an Asteroid?

Honestly, This Could Get a Lot Uglier By Tom Engelhardt TomDispatch Jan 6, 2019 Sixty-six million years ago, so the scientists tell us, an asteroid slammed into this planet. Landing on what’s now Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, it gouged out a crater 150 kilometers wide and put so much soot and sulfur into the atmosphere that it … Continue reading Is Donald Trump an Asteroid?