“Fighting climate change” is demonstrably futile, as each of us proves every day. “Fighting pollution” is something we can all rally around

“Fighting climate change” is demonstrably futile, as each of us proves every day. “Fighting pollution” is something we can all rally around

One of the more entertaining facets of our human existence is how we can, through the randomness of exposure to millions of people and circumstances, wind up viewing the tail end of a fight without seeing the full tortuous path of its development. A friend and I were once discussing Christmas dinners, and he ruefully […]

Just so you know – exponential environmental rhetoric growth turns into a joke right about…well, some time ago. Saving the planet just got a lot harder

Just so you know – exponential environmental rhetoric growth turns into a joke right about…well, some time ago. Saving the planet just got a lot harder

It sucks sounding like a broken record, but sometimes a message bears repeating. In this instance, it needs to be heard, because the world is being stampeded towards a cliff. That’s not good. So we’re going to look at it again. The message, of course, is a reference to climate change news coverage. The news […]

Finally! Peer-reviewed climate research gets to the heart of the problem

Finally! Peer-reviewed climate research gets to the heart of the problem

‘ “…until a social agent, collective or individual [i.e., climate expert], is able to place their own ‘self’ into the frame of questioning in interaction with others, it will not be in a position to genuinely hear those others, because it is instead determinedly if inadvertently imposing its own projections of the imagined other into […]

Supersonic rhetoric, rising fossil fuel consumption, and a dead void between the two. What a mess

Supersonic rhetoric, rising fossil fuel consumption, and a dead void between the two. What a mess

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” Buckminster Fuller, American inventor and visionary   “Government scientists have produced a new report on climate change in Canada, and it’s beyond grim. The details trigger thoughts of hoarding and maybe selling the house and […]

Canada’s energy crisis – the view from inside and outside the bubble

Canada’s energy crisis – the view from inside and outside the bubble

Sometimes life’s little micro-challenges, if understood and analyzed effectively, can help us see the bigger world better. A great example is traffic. As an urban worker, there are several types of mobile annoyance: one is borne of commuter traffic on busy roads; another is borne of crowded walkways at, say, lunch hour on cold days, […]