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As California Dries, So Does America

More bad news on the enviro front.

California is drying out and the situation is getting heated. Farmers are fighting for water, dumbasses are fighting to water their lawns, and the city is sweltering in its SUVs.

So what to do? I asked local and national enviros and wonks what they thought for AlterNet recently, [...]

Sea Levels Rise, Survival Fails. Who Gets Saved, And Who Gets Left Behind?

While you’ve been flipping out on the econopocalypse and tripping on Obama or the batshit losers in the Republican Party, something terrible has been proceeding without fanfare. Ice shelves and glaciers are evaporating like Michael Jackson’s career, raising sea levels around the world and jacking up the climate.

The bad news? Coastal cities, which means [...]

Welcome, Obama!

[Optimism as rendered in all caps, by Viggo -- ST]

[Viggo Mortensen, Perceval Press]
WELCOME, PRESIDENT OBAMA! LET’S HOPE THAT THE DAYS WHEN CRIMINAL U.S. ADMINISTRATIONS ARE REPACKAGED AND REHABILITATED IN THE UNSUITABLE GUISE OF BELOVED MAVERICK STATESMEN BY SHAMELESS PUBLIC RELATIONS TEAMS ARE OVER.

Memo to Obama: Save Earth

It’s amazing to think that 2008 is over at last. It ended rough with the death of my grandmother, but something good came of it.

I now want to help human society live as long as it possibly can.

So I will move on from the literal death of 2008 to the renewal of 2009, which [...]

There’s Plenty For Me At Plenty Magazine. Too Bad It’s All About Bad Enviro News.

During a time of occupational upheaval, I seem to have managed to escape the type of disaster that other journos have been subjected to. In fact, I’m working more and harder than ever, ironically enough, on disaster itself, in the form of global warming, or climate change, or enviro clusterfuck, or whatever you want to [...]

Clusterfuck! People Get Ready

[Jim Kunstler, Clusterfuck Nation]
In the twilight of the Bush days, in the twilight of the twilight season, a consensus has formed that we are headed into a long, dark passage leading we know not where. Even CNBC’s Lawrence Kudlow has been reduced to searching for stray “mustard seeds” of hope on hands and knees in [...]

Clusterfuck! Does Obama Know?

[Jim Kunstler, Clusterfuck Nation]
A lot of readers are twanging on me for refraining to castigate President-elect Obama for deeds yet undone. They’re discouraged by the advisors and cabinet sectetaries he’s picked, ostensibly because the crew coming in are Washington “insiders,” meaning they can’t possibly see or do things differently.

My own starting point for this is [...]

When Will Los Angeles Run Out of Water?

Back at last, pals of Morphizm. I’ve been up and down the Cali coast, with my finger to the wind and my mind on my money. Drove by a few reservoirs, and they were nearly empty. I can put two and two together. I did for AlterNet last week. The answers left me, as PJ [...]