Virginia Kids, Illinois Snow

And unseasonably deep and cold Illinois, too. While we've been visiting family this last month, it has been more like December than November. I haven't gotten this much cold and snow all at once since my family left Wisconsin when I was 11. It has been a nice walk down nostalgia lane, and great fun... Continue Reading →

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Whale, Whale, Whale, What Do We Have Here?

What do we have here? Opportunity for both whale prosperity and human fatness. Check it out: https://twitter.com/Tao23/status/1040671952594190340 I mean, isn't it obvious? Cultured meat has great potential; satisfying people who want to eat endangered animals is only a small, small part of that. I have posted about it here before. And I've written several stories... Continue Reading →

13 Word Story: Pyrrhus Would Be Proud

Things are already getting worse climate-wise. We've had a string of hottest years ever. The average global temperature is rising. Polar ice and mountain glaciers are waning. Tundra is melting, and releasing more greenhouse gases. The complex weather systems of Earth are becoming chaotic and less predictable--as climate change theory predicts (a theory is a... Continue Reading →

As A Large Complex System Destabilizes…

...extreme events become more common. And that's exactly what we're seeing in the weather, and more every year. Assuming the world manages to turn our mass CO2 pollution around and stop anthropogenic climate change, I'm going to guess as an interested climate layperson that we're looking at decades for current temperature and weather trends to... Continue Reading →

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