Posts Tagged ‘global’

Fearful Wonders

“May you live in interesting times” is no longer a curse, just reality.
Gwynne Dyer
Every year brings change, but some years really are turning points: 1492, 1789, 1914, and 1989, for example. Was 2011 one of those Really Important Years? Probably not, but it definitely qualifies for membership in the second t...


Suicide Pact

Climate summit negotiators fiddle while the world prepares to starve.
Gwynne Dyer
The Durban climate summit that ended earlier this month was proclaimed a great success. The chairwoman told delegates: “We have concluded this meeting with [a plan] to save one planet for the future of our children and our gr...



Twilight

This is scarier than vampires.
E.R. Bills
The 112th session of the United States Congress doesn’t convene until January, but the GOP is already flexing its ignorance.  


Comparison Shopping

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby has spent the last few weeks figuring out how to spin its Thanksgiving trip home to New Orleans as culinary research and thus tax-deductible. The trick to such writing-off is that in case of audit, Chow, Baby needs t...



Losing (Climate) Control

Gwynne Dyer
My youngest daughter is 17, so she will have lived most of her life before the worst of the warming hits. But her later years will not be easy, and her kids will have it very hard from the start. As for their kids, I just don&#...


A Radical Time to Be Alive

KENDALL ANDERSON
International economist Ravi Batra of Dallas has a good enough track record predicting major global changes that he made The New York Times best-seller list – and the news pages – for correctly predicting the low in...



Needed: A New Ark

Should park and wildlife managers try to fend off the results of climate change? How?
M. MARTIN SMITH and FIONA GOW
In Texas, shrubs may be the among the first victims of global warming. It’s a twist that might have pleased Molly Ivins.


Real Star Wars

Space isn’t the final frontier – Just the next arms race.
STAN COX
In the depths of the Cold War, as the arms race between the United States and Soviet Union escalated, the terrible benchmarks were recorded — nuclear test dates, the unveiling of new weapons systems, the brinksmanship of the ...



Hot in the Neighborhood

Global warming comes to a garden, a stream, a statehouse near you.
Gayle Reaves
You wouldn’t think that small things like begonias making it through the winter could have international significance.


An Unnatural Disaster

JASON BERRY
Katrina’s winds shredded through cities and towns like a giant scythe, but the Gulf Coast had seen major hurricane winds before.