2 Minutes to Midnight

January 28, 2018 On January 25, 2018 the Science and Security Board Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the Doomsday Clock to 2 minutes to midnight, something that had not happened since 1953, at the height of the cold war. There is no need to repeat the reasons for this … Continue reading

Red Alert – Secretary General of the United Nations

January 1, 2018 An ominous warning: The Secretary General of the United Nations has issued a “red alert” for the world citing the rising probability of nuclear war, accelerating climate change, and growing inequality, xenophobia, human rights violations and hatred in general.    

Speaking Of National Security Strategies

December 25, 2017 Background President Trump did not cause America’s decline; it’s been many years in the making. Once the preeminent surplus nation with a strong manufacturing base, it has morphed into an alarming case of perennial trade deficits and a (growing) $20.1 trillion national debt, the worst in history. … Continue reading

Eisenhower’s Warning

“…This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence — economic, political, even spiritual — is felt in every city, every State house, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet … Continue reading

Dawn of a New World Order

October 12, 2017 Over the last forty years China spectacularly lifted hundreds of millions from poverty, a stunning achievement by any measure.               In contrast, during the same time frame the United States created more billionaires –it has more than any other nation- and … Continue reading

The North Korea Saga

September 24, 2017 As with Dracaena cinnabari’s labyrinthine, spiny canopy, the ramifications of North Korea’s nuclear program reach everyone on this planet. In fact, it threatens to bring to a boil the simmering rivalry between China and Russia on the one hand, and the United States, NATO (notably, Germany does … Continue reading

Deeds, Not Ineffective Rhetoric

July 14, 2017 The comings and goings of the Trumps and Clintons are but skillful distractions from the grave issues afflicting our country and the world: climate change, the global water crisis, the flat-out refusal of the world’s nuclear powers to eliminate humanity’s sword of Damocles, the lack of commitment … Continue reading

A World in Trouble

May 13, 2017 It’s official: the world is in trouble. A sampling (see the links at the bottom of this website) of scientific, governmental and commercial websites concerned with various pressing issues, including anthropogenic climate change and its progeny –ocean acidification,  severe water scarcity, sea level rise, and the current … Continue reading

Hate & Trade

November 20, 2016       The U.S. 2016 presidential election laid bare the abysmal rift mocking our cherished Latin motto, e pluribus unum –from many, one. Xenophobia and hatred, its conjoined twin, long dormant, have unabashedly reemerged to threaten anew the very fabric of our nation. This is not … Continue reading

The Winds of Terminal War

September 8, 2016 Lately, focused on the impending presidential election, Syria, the Ukraine and the South China Sea, American mainstream media have all but ignored climate change. It’s as if there’s a consensus that war will inevitably transform Earth into another Mars long before it broils into another Venus. Why … Continue reading

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