Welcome to Our Extreme World

September 07, 2021

Admittedly, I hadn’t been there for 46 years, but old friends of mine still live (or at least lived) in the town of Greenville, California, and now, well, it’s more or less gone, though they survived. The Dixie Fire, one of those devastating West Coast blazes, had already “blackened”...

As Climate Change Worsens, How Far Will We Tip?

October 15, 2020

Although there are still those who deny it, the countdown for the planet under the threat of global warming began some time ago. If we were to seek an official starting point, it would probably be in the late 18th century, at the beginning of the industrial age. We now receive confirmation of...

The World After Climate Change

July 22, 2019

This is the first yearly report on the status of the World Climate Order as required by the Global Agreement on Climate Change (GACC), which was ratified by all nations in 2025. The baseline report prepared by the Climate Order Committee was submitted to the Global Chapter at The Hague-based...

Climate Change: A Contrarian View

July 20, 2019

We are inundated these days with ominous news on the extent and pace of climate change and the associated predictions of the looming catastrophe it carries with it — the ubiquitous planetary cry of the next generation who will soon inherit the Earth. A rallying cry seemingly to “save human...

Sacrificing Nature Is Not an Option

February 27, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Professor John Holdren, former science adviser to President Barack Obama. Today, climate change is being talked of as the most defining issue of our time and the biggest threat the human race faces going into the future. The rise of...

There’s a Rock Heading for Earth

January 14, 2019

Now that we’ve got your attention, Arek Sinanian examines the global stalemate over climate change with this analogy about a meteor heading for Earth. There is so much in the world to be optimistic about. But when it comes to the current global position on climate change, I often vacillate...

What Will Donald Trump Be Remembered For?

October 25, 2018

The one thing Donald Trump will be remembered for is his desire to put us all on an escalator to hell. I know you won’t believe me. Not now, not when everything Donald Trump does — any tweet, any insult at any rally — is the news of the day, any day. But he won’t be remembered for any...

What Are Our Contingencies for Catastrophic Climate Change?

October 10, 2018

The longer we delay the actions we must take, the more difficult it becomes to avoid the doom and the human and economic costs of adapting to climate change. On October 8, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) presented to the world its special report on the “impacts of global...

Why the Heat Wave Should Worry Us

August 10, 2018

It is time to acknowledge that climate change is real and to start healing our planet. The entire Northern Hemisphere has been in the grips of an unprecedented heat wave this year. Asia, Europe, Africa and North America saw several countries reeling under record-breaking temperatures. In 1977,...

The Last of the Summer Wine

June 27, 2018

Not only is the world feeling the effects of climate change, we are beginning to taste it, too. Even though the effects of climate change may not seem so immediate, its ramifications are becoming more noticeable. The rise in temperature is bringing a change to one of the world’s most beloved...

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