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Will We Support Juliana Versus The USA In Federal Court?

90 percent of scientists in the world today agree with the founder of Physical Chemistry, Svante August Arrhenius (1859-1927), who warned over 100 years ago unlimited burning of fossil fuels will cause problems for the planet. He repeated his concern again in 1905. We are slow learners indeed. Decades later billions of tons of carbon [...]

By | October 3rd, 2018|Climate Change, Environment, Politics, Spiritual|0 Comments

Letter From Nagasaki

Tomihisa Taue (1956 -  ) is the current mayor of Nagasaki. He took office in 2007 following university studies in jurisprudence (philosophy of law). Youthful Mayor Taue would certainly have personal contact with the “hibakusha” (survivors) who carry government passbooks to certify they experienced atomic attacks on Hiroshima (August 6th) and Nagasaki (August 9, 1945). [...]

By | August 19th, 2018|Environment, Poetry, War Crimes, Weapons of Mass Destruction|0 Comments

From Coal To Solar In Southern Illinois

There were three 20th century coal mines operating in Breese, Illinois with the Breese-Trenton mining Co.  By 6:30 am, the East Mine coal operation began with a shrill whistle that could be heard throughout the small town. At the same early hour, taverns in Breese opened so the miners could endure the dark drudgery of [...]

What If Earth’s Oxygen Runs Out?

A university teacher in Lafayette, Louisiana talks of his son serving on a nuclear submarine in the U.S. Navy cruising somewhere secretly in   the ocean covering 70 percent of Earth. The professor knows from his years of study more than half of our planet’s oxygen supply comes from the critical natural process of photosynthesis by [...]

HSBC Gives a Token Gift on Earth Day

Having lived in the prosperous British colony for the entire 1970’s, I learned HSBC (Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation) is a multi-billion dollar international octopus which was founded in 1865. Since Hong Kong (which is a Chinese word for “fragrant harbor”) was the original British base for selling opium to China, the super wealthy colony [...]

By | April 23rd, 2018|Climate Change, Corporate Responsibility, Environment|0 Comments

400 + 400 = PETM

Over 100 years ago Svante August Arrhenius (1859-1927), the father of physical chemistry, warned our unrestricted burning of fossil fuels would release excessive carbon dioxide (“greenhouse effect”) that will surely cause problems for survival of all who live on Earth. Arrhenius repeated the climate warning in 1905. NASA scientist James Hansen declared before a skeptical [...]

By | March 27th, 2018|Climate Change, Environment, Politics, Water|0 Comments

New Book by Daniel Ellsberg Every Literate Person Should Read In 2018

A 1937-1938 World’s Fair time capsule contained predictions about the year 6939. We might journey through the next 4000 years 2018 - 6939 on one condition:   Our “new abolition” will be recognized by all nations.  Abolition of nuclear weapons was sought by popes and religious leaders since the 1960’s. Many who savored life in 2017 [...]

By | January 3rd, 2018|Environment, Peace, Politics, Weapons of Mass Destruction|0 Comments

Svante August Arrhenius warned about Katrina and Harvey

When we studied basic Chemistry in High School, our patient teachers explained carbon dioxide coming into contact with water turns into carbonic acid. Such acid, although mild, is not conducive to life.  As we burn fossil fuels without regulation, billions of tons of carbon dioxide are pouring into the ocean and our atmosphere.  Earth says [...]

By | September 2nd, 2017|Climate Change, Corporate Responsibility, Environment|0 Comments

Earth Day Message 2017

Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards, now 89 years of age, spoke to a Lafayette civic group in April 2017.  A gentleman in the audience asked governor Edwards what he would do if he became king for a day enabling him to change anything in need of repair. The Governor replied without hesitation: “I would do [...]

Carbon Combustion Complex Versus Planet Earth – Who Will Survive?

(image:  http://sealevel.climatecentral.org) Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway wrote The Collapse of Western Civilization – a View From the Future. In this study they coined a cosmic economic term – “Carbon Combustion Complex” (CCC) which describes the largest economic entity that ever existed. Anthropologists define our past history as the “Holocene” dating back 11,700 years. In 2011, [...]