How to Frack Your Cake and Eat It Too
The moderator of a 'neutral' university lecture series on fracking pauses to review for us what she's learned thus far. I think what she really learned is how to keep the funding flowing.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013(21 comments)
Who Turned Scientific American?
For years, Scientific American was a trusted and objective source of scientific knowledge. Until September, 2013, when suddenly it was no longer so.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013(1 comments)
Fracking a Flock of Pandoras
A few years ago you were hearing about "peak oil" and how we're about to reach it or already have. Then you hear about how the US has suddenly been heading headlong into that exalted state of Energy Independence, all on the sinuous shoulders of shale that have been residing quietly, previously undisturbed, beneath us all this time. We are getting much more than we bargained for.
A Primer for Elected Politicians
Corporations may have the money, but thus far we the people still have the vote. We voted you in and now, at least in theory, you are to listen and respond to us. Somehow that hasn't been happening. So here, containing some reminders, is a primer for elected politicians.
Sunday, March 27, 2011(4 comments)
Is You Itching for Rescue Again?
The ongoing persecution of Wikileaks focuses the real struggle between what remains of democracy and resurgent despotism. We must resist distraction and false dichotomies and see what is happening around us. We will not be saved by the next election results; we can only save ourselves.