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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.

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(19 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Sanders Campaign As Revolt Against Clinton's Neoliberalism The rapid rise of Bernie Sanders in the polls reflects a deeper issue: American voters are decisively rejecting neoliberalism. I discuss the implication of this.
(34 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 29, 2016
How to Defeat BOTH Trump AND Clinton in November. An explanation of how to defeat both Trump and Clinton in November.
Bill Maher - Caricature, From FlickrPhotos
(22 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 13, 2016
Clinton NEVER! Rebuttal of Bill Mahr's assertion that Bernie supporters MUST vote for Clinton, should she become the Democratic nominee.
(54 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 9, 2010
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.
(193 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 21, 2018
Endgame for a Traitor When all Constitutional means of redress are blocked, then treason committed by a sitting US President, must be dealt with by other means.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 18, 2009
Consciousness and Complexity Assessment of our future possibilities based upon our cognitive abilities as a species.
Our Finite World, From ImagesAttr
(26 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 4, 2014
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.
War on Nature, From ImagesAttr
(29 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 6, 2016
Rebuttal of Bernie Sanders Op-Ed Calling For Supporters to Vote for Clinton Bernie Sanders is factually INCORRECT regarding his main thesis in this editorial.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Unrestrained Capitalism Can't Solve Our Problems Why the "free market" can't deal with energy and environmental problems efectively.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 29, 2007
2012 Reflections on the meaning of 2012 in fact and fiction.
(40 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 14, 2014
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...
Bernie 2016 - Political Revolution, From FlickrPhotos
(46 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 1, 2016
The Necessity of Not Voting Clinton. Explanation of why NOT voting for Hillary Clinton in the general election, should she be the nominee, is essential.
(23 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 5, 2012
Hell on Earth No holds barred assessment of humanity's present, dire predicaments.
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 7, 2016
How Sanders Wins! Description of a strategy for Bernie sanders to win the Democratic nomination at this summer's Democratic Convention.
Retribution, From ImagesAttr
(23 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 14, 2018
American Fascism Dead Ahead! Assessment of Donald Trump's agenda. Every move he makes is calculated to advance his American fascist agenda.
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 1, 2007
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.
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 12, 2010
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.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 2, 2012
Campaign 2012: Sound and Fury Signifying Nothing. Candid assessment of the 2012 Presidential election campaign.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 11, 2012
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.
Global warming, accelerated warming in the Arctic, and runaway global warming., From ImagesAttr
(19 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 28, 2014
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.
Bernie Sanders speaking to young people., From FlickrPhotos
(31 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 21, 2016
Bernie or Extinction. Reflection of the absolute importance of voting for Bernie Sanders, and correspondingly, NOT voting for any corporate candidate for US President, EVER.
War on Nature, From ImagesAttr
(21 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 18, 2014
Game Over for Humanity? Human survival requires a deep and fundamental change of worldview. Nothing else will or can suffice.
NASA Blue Marble 2007 West, From ImagesAttr
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 17, 2015
Politics as We've Known It Is Over! Politics as usual, like business as usual is over. The existential threat posed by climate change in the context of neo-liberal capitalism mandates this conclusion.
Whispering Death, From ImagesAttr
(57 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 9, 2014
Days of Future Past Assessment of our near-term future. Specifically evaluates the interrelationships between climate change and the economy.
Statue of Liberty., From ImagesAttr
(40 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Recipe for an American Spring Proposal for an American mass movement focused upon restoring democracy.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 7, 2007
Transforming Civilization: Gods, God, Emergence, and Transcendence. Learning lessons from history. Religion, systems theory, and confronting the existential problems of our present.
Latest CO@ Reading, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 13, 2015
CO 2 Now Permanently Above 400 Parts Per Million. Prepare For Climate Chaos! Prepare to Act! Assessment of humanity's future in the context of CO2 levels now being PERMANENTLY above 400 pats per million.
(26 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 28, 2015
Nature Does Not Bargain Forget war, forget politics, and forget the latest celebrity scandal. For, by far, the most important issue facing humanity at this time is accelerating climate change. Without dramatic action now, we are doomed. In fact it may already be too late. (1) Being an optimist, I hope not. However, failing to take effective action now, ensures that very soon, it will irrevocably be too late for humanity.
From flickr.com/photos/47422005@N04/11239604203/: Bernie Sanders in black and white, From Images
(83 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 29, 2015
The "Real Deal" Revolution. Bernie Sanders' 2016 Presidential campaign is the vehicle for long overdue revolution in America. This article develops this idea.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 24, 2010
Obama versus Progressives Analysis of the relationship between progressives and the Obama Presidency.
US Crude OIl Production 1920-2012, From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 10, 2013
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.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Consider the Ant Essay on emergence comparing and contrasting two very different, but also similar types of complex socities-those of humans and ants.
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 30, 2014
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.
World on Fire, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 25, 2014
Neoliberalism: the Destroyer of Worlds. Analysis of foreseeable effects of neoliberalism upon American society, upon global civilization, and upon our prospects for a future.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 26, 2010
Space; Our Last Chance Suggests that the present moment in history may offer more possibilities than one might think....
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 6, 2011
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."
Methane Apocalypse, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 19, 2015
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.
World Oil Production Per Capita., From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 6, 2013
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.
SDG$E Extortion Letter, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 3, 2012
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.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 6, 2013
Twilight of the (False) Gods. Analysis of causal factors underlying the ongoing US government shutdown.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 16, 2010
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.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Crisis and Civilization: Evolutionary Learning, or Planetary Burning. Analysis of our energy, climate and political impasse featuring suggestions for transformative action.
Eugène Delacroix - La liberté guidant le peuple.jpg, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 14, 2012
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...
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Mind and Organization Effects of cognitive capabilities on resultant societal organization.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 10, 2010
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.
(21 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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...
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 27, 2009
Pi in the Sky Explanation of how a geosynchronous orbit microwave reflector power system would work.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 26, 2009
Ten Millennia Ago a Seed Was Planted Poetic statement of my anthropological,and historic beliefs interpreted through systems theory.
Fitness landscape, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 22, 2012
Change--Real Change--Is Coming! Assessment of looming multiple crises of civilization andpossible responses.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Beyond Adolescence--a Positive Human Future Reflection on the nature of human civilization and its possible fate.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 22, 2007
Peak Oil and The Fermi Paradox Peak oil and the Fermi paradox.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 13, 2009
Clash of Realities Musings on the developing clash between American 'consensus trance reality' and natural reality.
From ImagesAttr
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 15, 2008
Does the 2008 US Presidential Race Really Matter? Assessment of the 2008 US Presidential race from a systems theory perspective.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 20, 2009
Mind and Organization Assessment of the relationships between our minds and our degree of social organization.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 17, 2007
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.
none, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Clash of Civilizations? Perhaps Not. Assessment of the underlying causes of the current Mid-East violence.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 20, 2009
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.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 1, 2009
Of Microbes and Men Long term learning at life's microsocm and its macrocosm both involves structure.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Crisis and Opportunity Looking for the 'bright side' of the accelerating existential crises of our species.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 28, 2008
2008: Year of Emergence Assessment of 2008 Presidential race from a systems theory perspective.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 9, 2007
Our Future Can't be Like Our Past
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 10, 2008
Proof Certain Irrefutable analysis of the vote discreprency between Clinton and Obama in NH. NOTE:This is SATIRE!
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 25, 2007
The Burning Time My impressions of the Southern California wildfires burning all around me as I write.

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