Coming to Oaxaca

Three days after I arrived here in September 2009, I was with my new Mexican friends celebrating Independence Day in the Zocalo. So were roughly a thousand others, and we were so densely packed that the crowd’s movement moved you. Some pinche ladrón lifted my wallet, containing a lot of cash, recently retrieved from an …

Biden’s Presser

I’m not a media critic, but having just watched Joe Biden’s press conference I thought he did an excellent job. I used to program such events for a former governor in days long past and in a very different climate. So let me give some personal reactions to a mostly successful performance. The present-day climate …

How Bad is Bad Enough?

Emissions—the ‘business as usual’ story is misleading  We may avoid the very worst climate scenario. But the next-worst is still pretty awful.  ‘Collapsologie’: Constructing an Idea of How Things Fall Apart What if many of the predictions of upcoming climate disaster have been based on faulty premises? What if the worst-case scenario has been way …

The Gasbag-in-Chief Is Leaking Methane

Scientists Underestimated How Bad Cow Farts Are Trump’s Methane Rule Rollback Divides Oil and Gas Industry Fracking May Be a Bigger Climate Problem Than We Thought In its continuing war on all regulations—to include those on greenhouse gases and anything Obama passed—Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency last Thursday said it would basically allow “oil and gas …