...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 →
Follow the Leaders: one piece in a series by artist Isaac Cordal. You may have seen the piece of art above already. It has been bouncing around the internet for some years now, often billed as "politicians debating sea level rise" or "...climate change." Well, it kind of isn't, and it kind of is, and... Continue Reading →
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Global Warmed No snowflake fallen below Canada since 2104 -- desperate hordes press north, all starving.
(Short-short story short-shorter: birds not leaving the nest die there.) Reach For The Stars Skyscrapers, rockets drowned in withering leaves: their masters, in the end, too timid.
Recently, I got hold of a copy of Year's Best SF 17 from 2012. I'm about halfway through it. Judith Moffett's The Middle Of Somewhere brought up some old thoughts from the venerable 'genre wars' --- the eternal debate as to what constitutes a science fiction story, a speculative fiction story, fantasy, mainstream fiction, literary fiction, and...... Continue Reading →
The atmosphere's warming trend slowed suddenly, tapering to a halt in only twenty years. Ocean temperatures shifted their immense inertia to follow suit. The icecaps began to regain weight. The composition of the upper atmosphere changed subtly, and excess carbon precipitated in tiny flecks, staining rains faint gray. Climate change deniers crowed victoriously. Look how our... Continue Reading →
Oklahoma is just the latest locality to enact legislation that penalizes individuals for using solar or wind power to supplement power from local utility companies. Oklahoma's SB1456 requires a person installing solar panels (or any other item that generates power on site, if you can install a windmill, geothermal plant, or hydroelectric generator in... Continue Reading →