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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 [...]

Comics Brainiac Grant Morrison Gets Deep On Superman, Batman, Brane Cosmology

Like Watchmen author Alan Moore before him, Grant Morrison is a cultural theorist whose reach and brilliance far exceeds his comics. So far, I’ve only had the honor of interviewing Moore, but finally got my chance to pick Morrison’s brain for Wired. Be warned: This post is not for lightweight readers. Ideas are dissected, from [...]

Can Humans Weaponize Earthquakes ? We’ll Find Out Soon Enough.

I have been known to mash my science and scfi-fi before, usually because it is usually sci-fi that leads to sci in the first place. But give me a chance to take on Nikola Tesla and I just can’t resist.

Firestorms and Deep Freeze: Climate Change May Bring Both

Deniers love to point to butt-cold storms in the UK, America and elsewhere as evidence that global warming is a fraud. But they are so high, they deserve their own ionosphere. In fact, climate crisis will bring as much deep freeze as deadly wildfires. I explained it all for AlterNet yesterday, with the help of [...]

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 [...]

Let Them Eat Hummers

UPDATE: My pals at the Huffington Post have syndicated this entry. Hop on and post a comment, if you feel so inclined. They love the love, and so do I.

With apologies to the excellent Michael Moore, and his desire to bail out the Big Three that he claims have been more “responsible than almost anyone [...]

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 [...]

Beware, The Pentagon\\\'s Robot Hunters!

From Ray Bradbury’s mechanical hounds in Fahrenheit 451 and Philip K. Dick’s replicants and robot spiders in Blade Runner and Minority Report and down to the Terminator, Star Wars and Matrix franchises, machine armies have ruled science-fiction. But now that the Pentagon has sent out a contract for a “Multi-Robot Pursuit System” to hunt down [...]