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Michael P Byron is the author of The Path Through Infinity's Rainbow: Your Guide to Personal Survival and Spiritual Transformation in a World Gone Mad. This book is a manual for taking effective action to deal with the crises of our age including global climate change, peak oil, and political failure to deal with these and other problems.

His previous book is Infinity's Rainbow: The Politics of Energy, Climate and Globalization.

Byron-has a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine.--He teaches all aspects of Political Science and Political Economy in local colleges in the San Diego area.- He was the Democratic Party's candidate for United States Congress in California's 49th Congressional District in 2004. In 2002,-he- ran as a write-in candidate upon discovering that the Republican incumbent, Darrell Issa, had no major-party challenger.

Mike lives in Oceanside, CA with his wife, Ramona Byron. Both are Navy veterans.

http://www.MichaelPByron.com

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Thursday, February 19, 2015 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Now or Never. Global civilization is now between the proverbial rock and hard place. Either we are doomed to collapse, or we are doomed to dire, likely unsurvivable, climate change. Both are near term emergencies. Both are due to usage of hydrocarbon fuels. The "bright side" is that there might still be a ever narrowing window of opportunity fro revolutionary change.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 (40 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Recipe for an American Spring Proposal for an American mass movement focused upon restoring democracy.

Monday, August 18, 2014 (21 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Game Over for Humanity? Human survival requires a deep and fundamental change of worldview. Nothing else will or can suffice.

Monday, August 4, 2014 (26 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Empire in Chaos: Why America is Destabilizing the Planet Assessment of the actual motives of the US government with respect to Russia, China, etc. and the implications of this.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 (21 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Revolution Begins With You! Given the vast existential problems of our civilization, we usually feel overwhelmed and powerless. While understandable, this is not necessary. There ARE actions we can undertake at our personal individual level which offer the prospect of revolutionary change at the societal level...

Monday, July 14, 2014 (40 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
At War With Reality: The Absolute Insanity of Humanity's Rulers. Human society is organized in a manner inconsistent with reality. Trillions of tons of frozen methane in the Arctic Ocean will be vented in the near future due to warming ocean temperatures. If this happens, we go extinct. Yet, we do nothing...

Saturday, June 28, 2014 (19 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Battle of Evermore Call to action on accelerating arctic methane releases. These releases will bring about the near term extinction of life on Earth unless drastic action is taken now.

Monday, June 9, 2014 (57 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Days of Future Past Assessment of our near-term future. Specifically evaluates the interrelationships between climate change and the economy.

Friday, May 30, 2014 (12 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Carbon Trap: Why the Heavens are Silent and What That Means for Humanity. Assessment of what global warming may tell us, as to the answer to the Fermi Paradox.

Sunday, May 25, 2014 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Neoliberalism: the Destroyer of Worlds. Analysis of foreseeable effects of neoliberalism upon American society, upon global civilization, and upon our prospects for a future.

Sunday, October 6, 2013 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Twilight of the (False) Gods. Analysis of causal factors underlying the ongoing US government shutdown.

Saturday, August 10, 2013 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Lies, Damnable Lies, and Pseudo-Scientific Obscurantism. Declining net energy per capita has caused economic growth to slow to the point that financial speculation based upon it faces implosion, triggering a disinformation campaign about fracking.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Declining Net Energy and the Trajectory of Global Civilization Rapidly declining net energy means that POST World War II society is over. We must seize the initiative if there is to be a decent future.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Clash of Civilizations? Perhaps Not. Assessment of the underlying causes of the current Mid-East violence.

Sunday, September 2, 2012 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Campaign 2012: Sound and Fury Signifying Nothing. Candid assessment of the 2012 Presidential election campaign.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Revolution, Evolution, or is it "Revolutionary Evolution"? We find ourselves today at, arguably, the most pivotal moment in the short history of our species. Given that the fate of all life on Earth is now hanging in the balance, we likely stand at the single most pivotal instant in the multi-billion year saga of life on Earth. What we do, or fail to do, in the coming years will decide the fate of our species, and possibly of all Earthlife...

Sunday, August 5, 2012 (23 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Hell on Earth No holds barred assessment of humanity's present, dire predicaments.

Thursday, March 22, 2012 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Change--Real Change--Is Coming! Assessment of looming multiple crises of civilization andpossible responses.

Saturday, March 3, 2012 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Electrici-Tea Party: When Greed Is Not So Good for the Greedy My wife's response to bullying by our local electric company over our not giving them our surplus home solar electricity for free.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
It's Now or Never! Human civilization is at a birfucation point. Either we fundamentally change everythinng now, or we collapse in flames. Now is the time for each of us to contribute all we can to bringing about fundamental change.

Thursday, January 6, 2011      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Book Review: A Users Guide to the Crisis of Civilization and How to Save It. By Nafeez Ahmed. Review of Dr. Nafeez Ahmed's new book: "A User's Guide to the Crisis of Civilization and How to Save It."

Friday, December 24, 2010 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Obama versus Progressives Analysis of the relationship between progressives and the Obama Presidency.

Friday, November 26, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Space; Our Last Chance Suggests that the present moment in history may offer more possibilities than one might think....

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Unrestrained Capitalism Can't Solve Our Problems Why the "free market" can't deal with energy and environmental problems efectively.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Beyond Adolescence--a Positive Human Future Reflection on the nature of human civilization and its possible fate.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Future of the Past Essay on the ultimate meaning of reality and the final destiny of the cosmos based upon contemporary quantum physics experimental findings.

Saturday, June 12, 2010 (13 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
In Defense of Civilization A defense of human civilization against those who believe that civilization as a mode of human organization is inherently doomed to destruction.

Thursday, June 10, 2010 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Center Cannot Hold, the Story Cannot Be Told: Israel in Gaza, BP in the Gulf, Corporatist Media in Denial Explains the Gulf oil spill and Gaza flotilla raid as being current examples of the same ongoing geo-historical process.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 (54 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Nothing on Earth Can Save Us Explanation of the significance of recent developments in space technology with respect to their implications for facilitating the transition to renewable sources of energy across the planet.

Thursday, August 13, 2009 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Clash of Realities Musings on the developing clash between American 'consensus trance reality' and natural reality.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Crisis and Opportunity Looking for the 'bright side' of the accelerating existential crises of our species.

Saturday, August 1, 2009      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Of Microbes and Men Long term learning at life's microsocm and its macrocosm both involves structure.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Consider the Ant Essay on emergence comparing and contrasting two very different, but also similar types of complex socities-those of humans and ants.

Monday, July 27, 2009 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Pi in the Sky Explanation of how a geosynchronous orbit microwave reflector power system would work.

Sunday, July 26, 2009 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Ten Millennia Ago a Seed Was Planted Poetic statement of my anthropological,and historic beliefs interpreted through systems theory.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Mind and Organization Effects of cognitive capabilities on resultant societal organization.

Monday, July 20, 2009      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Mind and Organization Assessment of the relationships between our minds and our degree of social organization.

Monday, July 20, 2009      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Future Isn't What it Used to Be Musings on why the future that seemed so close 40 years ago when Apollo 11 landed on the moon didn't come to pass--and how possibly it still could.

Saturday, July 18, 2009      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Consciousness and Complexity Assessment of our future possibilities based upon our cognitive abilities as a species.

Monday, July 28, 2008 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
2008: Year of Emergence Assessment of 2008 Presidential race from a systems theory perspective.

Sunday, June 15, 2008 (13 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Does the 2008 US Presidential Race Really Matter? Assessment of the 2008 US Presidential race from a systems theory perspective.

Thursday, January 10, 2008      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Proof Certain Irrefutable analysis of the vote discreprency between Clinton and Obama in NH. NOTE:This is SATIRE!

Saturday, December 29, 2007 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
2012 Reflections on the meaning of 2012 in fact and fiction.

Thursday, October 25, 2007 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Burning Time My impressions of the Southern California wildfires burning all around me as I write.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Denial, Deception, and Delusion: American Politics versus Reality Listening to the empty blather of the American presidential candidates, one would assume that the long golden era of post-WWII prosperity stretches ahead of us as far as eye could see. But nothing could be further from the truth. Our nation, its people, and most critically its leaders, are living in a state of denial.

Saturday, September 22, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Peak Oil and The Fermi Paradox Peak oil and the Fermi paradox.

Thursday, August 9, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Our Future Can't be Like Our Past

Saturday, July 7, 2007 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Transforming Civilization: Gods, God, Emergence, and Transcendence. Learning lessons from history. Religion, systems theory, and confronting the existential problems of our present.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007 (16 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Misunderstanding Global Warming: Alexander Cockburn versus Global Warming. Review, analysis, and debunking, of Counterpunch article of April 28, 2007 by Alexander Cockburn, Counterpunch editor, claiming that global warming due to human caused CO2 emissions is nonexistant.