Summary -- Most 10-year anniversary articles about Katrina omit one chapter of that sad story: its exploitation by climate activists. They predicted more and stronger hurricanes. Let's grade them. Every time activists falsely cry "wolf" we become weaker, less able to prepare for real threats. Remembering is the first step to learning. “Sooner or later, … Continue reading Ten years after Katrina: let’s learn from those predictions of more & bigger hurricanes
Summary: We rely on warnings about threats from our watchmen, experts or amateurs, who see danger before we can. Our ability to respond depends on the clarity of their warnings. Sometimes we don't listen; sometimes they're wrong. Sometimes we suffer because they minimize the danger or exaggerate the time until it arrives. Climate activists have … Continue reading Nine years after Katrina, climate activists have earned their reward. We might pay dearly for it.
More hidden history. The tollgates on the Information Highway work to shield Americans from thoughtcrime, bad knowledge. Information that might make us question the established order, the way things are. Rather than the mainstream weekly magazines, I recommend reading TomDispatch -- Tom Engelhardt's website. It is far more informative than the newsweekly rags, and free. This … Continue reading “The Grinning Skull” – Rebecca Solnit tells the hidden history of Katrina