Rare Snow, Rare Rant

It’s one of those days that confirm the thinking of both climate change deniers and the other 98% of us. I wanted to go out for a run, and ended up wearing my spring running tights, a winter running jacket, and gloves. A fierce wind has been blowing from the north-east. The sky looks like…

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Tapping Out

The town of Porterville, California has been in the news over the past couple of months because it is one of the places where taps are running dry as the state’s drought grinds on into its fourth winter. Several municipal wells have run dry, some residents are coming to rely on charitable deliveries of bottled…

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Steady Stream of Silver Linings

When it comes to climate instability and global environmental challenges, I sense a paralyzed panic setting in for many people. It’s an attitude I remember from the Cold War. Plenty of people were quite certain that human destiny was to throw nuclear warheads at one another until we had bombed collective civilization into oblivion. Why…

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