No, I don't live in Nevada County anymore. Yes, many of the posts in this blog are crap. (Whether they were equally so when I posted them, I don't know.) And yes, it's a very effing strange world.
Live and learn.
Live and learn.
Stale blog offering Perspective on ideas, issues and life from Nevada County, California - belaboring the obvious since 2003
... "We've had time to act — and essentially we haven't acted," says science journalist Michael Lemonick....
"...the past six decades of global temperatures...[show] a stunning increase in the frequency of extremely hot summers, with deeply troubling ramifications for not only our future but also for our present.I think we can all see the likely fate of Sierra rivers and their fish, if we continue to act like ostriches and let climate change have its way with us.
This is not a climate model or a prediction but actual observations of weather events and temperatures that have happened."
"We can solve the challenge of climate change with a gradually rising fee on carbon collected from fossil-fuel companies, with 100 percent of the money rebated to all legal residents on a per capita basis. This would stimulate innovations and create a robust clean-energy economy with millions of new jobs. It is a simple, honest and effective solution."Where are Nevada County's activists on this issue? There's a bizarre "dog that didn't bark" aspect to the local selective blindness. Folks, this issue will doom your mission if we don't address it; surely you do realize this?
"we hear...an airbrushed view of the crisis... Coral reefs, like rain forests, are a symbol of biodiversity. And, like rain forests, they are portrayed as existentially threatened — but salvageable. The message is: “There is yet hope.”
"...these forces are unstoppable and irreversible. And it is these two features — acceleration and inertia — that have blindsided us."Time to wake up.
"Reality is that which, when you refuse to believe in it, doesn't go away" - Philip K. DickNCFocus etc journalism sampler