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To My Granddaughter

February 3, 2013


Welcome, little one. What’s your name?  Maybe Malaika, but you don’t know yet? 5 weeks early!  Well, well.  Haisla said to the doctor, that’s too early. But you were going to come regardless, and here you are. You weighed 3.3 kilos, more than seven pounds, which was at the 97th percentile for little folk like […]

About American Empire by Howard Zinn [video]

January 19, 2013


Howard Zinn is the author of A People’s History of the United States, 1492–Present.  You may recall that Ben Affleck and Matt Damon gave the book a cameo in their movie Good Will Hunting.  If you want a fresh way of looking at history–not just the Presidents who created landmark laws but the people’s movements […]

Climate Reality [video]

November 18, 2012


The folks who earlier auto-tuned Isaac Asimov and Bill Nye, the Symphony of Science and the Climate Reality Project, have now come back with an auto-tuned Al Gore.  Couldn’t happen to a better guy. This video is not only musical.  It also has some good advice and some good points to make.  Well worth your three minutes. […]

Natural Cycles and Climate Change [video]

October 28, 2012


Natural cycles, you say?  Then you’ll want to know about El Niño and La Niña, about the affect on climate of volcanic eruptions and solar cycles.  Scientists have carefully studied all the natural influences on Earth’s climate and found out that by themselves, they don’t suffice to explain our current warming.  Until the human-caused increase […]

The Sun and Climate Change [video]

October 24, 2012


Nobody doubts that the Sun influences Earth’s climate.  In fact, it powers the whole thing, and powers life itself through photosynthesis.  Even oil is bottled sunlight.  However, when you talk about climate change, you have to remember the change part.  The Sun may run the climate, but that doesn’t at all mean that it powers […]

Easier as a Latino, Mitt? [video]

October 18, 2012


One of the most telling moments in Mitt Romney’s famous “47%” video is when–to the hilarity of his well-heeled, largely White audience–he claims that he would have a better shot at the presidency if he were Latino.  Instead of a rich White privileged male. This is classic paranoid White male syndrome.  A rather extreme case, but […]

Is Earth Warming? [video]

October 13, 2012


I know Earth is warming.  You know Earth is warming.  It’s obvious that Earth is warming. But if you need to watch a video that proves that Earth is warming, then Father Theo will present an authoritative video for you.  The US Academy of Sciences put it together.  Here is part 2 of a 7 […]

What Is Climate? [video]

October 12, 2012


If you want an explanation of climate science from a real authority, try the US National Academy of Sciences.  If as an American scientist you get into the NAS, it means you’ve made it as a scientist, big time.  Abe Lincoln set up the Academy back when being Republican was a respectable political brand.  The […]

Pippa Goes Rogue, Again [video]

October 1, 2012


Heather Libby, who calls my hometown Vancouver her hometown as well, and Kai Nagata collaborated in putting together one of the funniest (as well as canniest) climate change videos ever, “Weathergirl Goes Rogue,” satirizing the mainstream news media’s approach to dealing with the most important issue of our time. Now they’ve come up with a […]

Pippa Goes Rogue

September 13, 2012


If you haven’t seen this video yet, why then it’s time to do it now.  As well as talking about climate change, it is also a commentary on McNews and the failure of journalism. (Perhaps we need a little more rogue, a little less numb.)