Have you given up but you don’t know it? Recently I was at a neighborhood get-together when I overheard this remark: “well, of course we’re all doomed…” which was met with affirming nods and lip pursing. “Yes,” someone else sighed, … [Read more...]
The Blob and Melting of the Polar Ice Cap
When I was about 9 or 10 years old, my childhood friends and I watched the movie The Blob as the “creature feature” re-run on a local television station. The 1958 horror flick starred a young Steve McQueen, who had to help his small town stop a … [Read more...]
Hope By The Numbers
In his famous book, The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell defines the term as "that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire.” It is an inflection point and that moment of … [Read more...]
Sickness, war, death, and climate change. The first three ills were released into the world by Pandora. We can only blame ourselves for climate change. In Greek mythology, Pandora was the first woman created by the gods, and Zeus offers … [Read more...]
Why Bother to Hope?
The question of how to have hope in the time of climate change deserves a deep dive, but equally important is the question of WHY to have hope. How is surprisingly not that hard, once you know where to look, because our attitudes are easily changed … [Read more...]