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By Robert Hunziker / 14 February 2021
clathrateburning.jpg “The story of methane really is a story of a very serious definitive threat to our future existence on this planet.” (Peter Wadhams) Legendary Arctic explorers Sir James Clark Ross, who located the northern magnetic pole in 1831, and Sir William Edward Parry, who set a record in 1827 for the Farthest North exploration serve as footnotes in the context of the Arctic’s most prolific scientist, Peter Wadhams, professor emeritus, University... Read more
By Don Fitz / 06 February 2021
_imagerinky_rev.png During the late 60s, when the US war on Viet Nam was going strong and people were questioning capitalism, I drove from Eugene to Berkeley where my sister was living. I ran into folks who invited me to a discussion about starting a commune. There, everyone talked about dropping out of consumer society and buying land to get away from it all. Asking about how you could confront the horrors around us by separating yourself from society, I got... Read more
By Robert Hunziker / 06 February 2021
world-fire-9662904.jpg Early this new year, the Alliance of World Scientists (13,700 strong) delivered a biting report, not mincing words: “Scientists now find that catastrophic climate change could render a significant portion of the Earth uninhabitable consequent to continued high emissions, self-reinforcing climate feedback loops and looming tipping points.” (Source: William J. Ripple, et al, The Climate Emergency: 2020 in Review, Scientific American,... Read more
By Don Fitz / 06 February 2021
_anti-apartheid_protest_02_f_fuwmumk.width-800.jpg Anti-apartheid protests in South Africa in the 1980s. Paul Weinberg/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 3.0 Cuban blood left its stamp on the conscience of the world afterthe Angolan Wars of 1975-1988. Corporate politicians are united in their desire for us to ignore this reality. * * *

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