Save the world from climate threats, myths and fears

Climate nightmares

Summary: An eminent European climate scientist discusses climate threats, myths, and fears. All are dangerous. "It is the mark of an educated man to look for precision in each class of things just so far as the nature of the subject admits …" --- Aristotle in The Nicomachean Ethics. This is post #430 on the FM … Continue reading Save the world from climate threats, myths and fears

Celebrate Los Angeles’ survival, despite the predictions

Doomster

Summary: Despite predictions of certain environmental doom for 2017, Los Angeles has survived. While we celebrate, let's learn from these and 50 years of other confident predictions designed to frighten us into obedience. Let's learn from them.   On 15 January 1971 Americans watched a TV show by a hot new director, the 24-year old Steven … Continue reading Celebrate Los Angeles’ survival, despite the predictions

So many of our hit films show dystopias. This shows how we’ve changed.

Summary: America's "can do" optimists have been replaced by a people who love visions of dystopias, and is governed by fears. Look at our hit films, mirrors of our true selves, to see this change. It explains why the reform of America has stalled, and what to watch to see when its time has come. … Continue reading So many of our hit films show dystopias. This shows how we’ve changed.

We love scary stories. The reason why reveals a secret about America.

Janet Leigh in "Psycho"

Summary: A new chapter has begun in the climate wars. The reason why reveals secret things about America. Things which we must know if we are to steer America to a safe and prosperous future. "I want doomster news stories in this newspaper, and plenty of them!" This week a new phase in the climate … Continue reading We love scary stories. The reason why reveals a secret about America.

Terrorism fears, terrorism hysteria, terrorism facts.

Terrorism

Summary: Again terrorism dominates the headlines. How serious is the threat to Europe? To the US? The numbers tell the story. They also reveal something important about America. "I once asked a guy at [the National Institutes of Health] how much we should spend on preventing a disease that kills 6 per year, and he … Continue reading Terrorism fears, terrorism hysteria, terrorism facts.