Tag: Climate Change

You can leave a mess on your table and walk away guilt free

You can leave a mess on your table and walk away guilt free
Busing tables is not one of the pressing issues of the 21st Century.  It should not appear on the same page or even in the same book with climate change. It is, however, a timely distraction from events that are becoming all too distracting. We’re mostly talking about chain restaurants and “luxury” fast food joints... Read more »

The State of the Union is what you make of it

The State of the Union is what you make of it
Most Americans don’t need to be told the state of our union, especially those living from paycheck to paycheck, which accounts for about 40% of the work force. The State of the Union for most Americans is the state of their financial health, or lack thereof. The Founding Fathers could never have imagined the pageantry... Read more »

Can the President of the United States be Too Stupid to Know the Difference Between Weather and Climate?

Can the President of the United States be Too Stupid to Know the Difference Between Weather and Climate?
Depending upon how you interpret the question posed above, the answer could be “yes” or it could be “no.” The word “can” refers to the ability to do something, ie “He sure can run fast.” It also refers to permission to do something, ie “You can use my phone.” If you’re asking if we should... Read more »
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It's Easy to Forget How Cool it is to Have Air Conditioning

It's Easy to Forget How Cool it is to Have Air Conditioning
Sunday’s 90 degree temperature-the hottest day of the year so far, here in Chicago-underscored something that we have come to take for granted. Air conditioning. A/C. The cool breeze. Some of you may have no recollection of living without it, but we did. It wasn’t pretty, but we did what nature intended us to do... Read more »

Mike Pence Might be Trump's Knight on a White Horse, But His Soul is as Black as the Coal Industry he Defends

Mike Pence Might be Trump's Knight on a White Horse, But His Soul is as Black as the Coal Industry he Defends
Mike Pence was supposed to be the “normal guy” to offset an off-the-rails, nationalistic, xenophobic demagogue, but that may not be the case. Turns out Pence might be a bit of a dunce  Or a liar.  Possibly both. To give you a feel for the guy, Mike Pence said, ““Republicans, from George Washington to George... Read more »

Climate change deniers have earned their rightful place in history

Climate change deniers have earned their rightful place in history
August 2016 tied the record previously held by July 2016 as the hottest month ever recorded.  Usually, July is the hottest month of any year. 2016 will very likely be the hottest year since they first began keeping those records 137 years ago. Nonetheless, come November and December, here in the Northern Hemisphere it will... Read more »
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