(W. Shakespeare, Act I, Scene III, L. 140–141)

Can we design our way out of the climate catastrophe? We know the technical solutions. In

In my noir mind I am reading the part of the comic where crime boss Cobblepot from his throne room at Mar-A-Lago makes an (unrecorded) call to…

There were omens in the 1880s that rough times lay ahead for buggywhip makers and blacksmiths. The smart money was backing future unicorns like Gustave Trouvé, Gottlieb Daimler, Armand Peugeot, and Karl Benz.

In 1896, Benz designed and patented…

There is a river on the west coast of North America that begins in arid plains and ends in temperate rainforest, a strange quirk called “upside down.” For 7000 years this area was the exclusive domain of…

When we see events like the Arab Spring, the January 6th Insurrection, or the irrational pushback…

In September, 2020, a rodent named Magawa won the animal equivalent of Britain’s highest civilian honor for bravery because of his uncanny knack for…

A few years ago I was at a conference and had a chance to try a fake burger. Vegetarian or vegan since 1970, I had not forgotten the taste of a nicely grilled hamburger and was pleasantly…

Two decades into their 81st Century, the powers that be in China announced a succession of dramatic policy shifts. They began with a move on the transnationalist Chinese financial sector, including Hong Kong; disrupting ownership of the…

image by author after Landscape with a Goat and Two Dogs (1644) by Hendrick Hondius

In 1786, an anonymous “Well-Wisher to Mankind,” later revealed as one Joseph Townsend, published in London . …

A flurry of carbon pricing bills await the US Congress when it returns from vacation next month. Fifteen now pending are supported by Democrats and 5 of those are also supported by Republicans.

With 79 co-sponsors…

Albert Bates

Emergency Planetary Technician and Climate Science Wonk — using naturopathic remedies to recover the Holocene without geoengineering or ponzinomics.

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