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The President attempted to assassinate his political opposition

This is signal that our politics are about to become violent and dangerous

In the early 90’s I worked for a few years in a national security agency doing analysis and writing threat assessments. One of the things I miss about the job is access to high grade information and analysis. Gathering information, filtering out the meaningless noise, and doing analysis is a time consuming and expensive process. Which is why historically there has always been a synergy between information and power. …

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Covid and Climate Change have a lot of Analogs

When it comes to Surviving them, they have one big thing in Common

Bomb Time — The hyper accelerated rate of warming and climate change that will compress 1,000 years of normal inter-glacial warming into the next 20 years of human time as the thermal pulse from our “climate bomb” hits the planet.

So, this is my last Climate Change post of the year and what a horrible year it has been. …

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From now on, things are going to rapidly get worse

Here’s why

Bomb Time — The hyper accelerated rate of warming and climate change that will compress 1,000 years of normal inter-glacial warming into the next 20 years of human time as the thermal pulse from our “climate bomb” hits the planet.

The Election is Over, Now What?

While I write this, I’m watching the election news and it’s pretty clear that Biden is going to be the next president. Which from a Climate Change viewpoint is pretty good news. Another Trump presidency would have been voting for suicide from…

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Possible Earth 2300

Understanding Climate Change and its implications

My personal book recommendations

Bomb Time — The hyper accelerated rate of warming and climate change that will compress 1,000 years of normal inter-glacial warming into the next 50 years of human time as the thermal pulse from our “climate bomb” hits the planet.

When you have been a climate change awareness advocate for most of your adult life, one of the things you get asked frequently is, “what’s the best book to read if I want to understand climate change?” This is an impossible question, because climate change isn’t a “one book and…

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In no particular order, as told to me today by my wife

1. A Better TV

Unless you are really wealthy, you are not going to find a big screen HDTV with good speakers in any hospital room you will ever spend time in. Which is a shame. Because you will reach a point where you are on oxygen all the time, and just setting in a chair for a few hours tires you out. At that point, you are going have a lot of hours to fill while you are laying in bed. You are going to watch a…

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The fires in the American West are not the “New Normal”

Because “normal” doesn’t exist anymore

Bomb Time — The hyper accelerated rate of warming and climate change that will compress 1,000 years of normal inter-glacial warming into the next 50 years of human time as the thermal pulse from our “climate bomb” hits the planet.

California and the American West are still burning and, if anything, the situation has gotten even more dire. The pictures of orange skies over the Bay Area are positively apocalyptic. In Oregon, over 500,000 had to be evacuated because the fires threatened Portland and…

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Fires burning in California 2020

It’s Summer in the Northern Hemisphere

Fires, Heatwaves, and Hurricanes the New Normal

Bomb Time — The hyper accelerated rate of warming and climate change that will compress 1,000 years of normal inter-glacial warming into the next 50 years of human time as the thermal pulse from our “climate bomb” hits the planet.

In what has become normal for this time of year in the Northern Hemisphere last week saw extraordinarily bad fire news from across the planet. In the Amazon, fires are burning at a rate not seen for a decade. In Siberia, fires are burning at a rate…

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Possible Earth 2,300

Studies this Week say Greenland is Lost

It’s Official, We are now Living in “Bomb Time”

Quick, what’s the difference between a heat ray and climate change?

It’s a trick question because there is no difference. The only thing different about them is the timescale they happen on. With the heat ray you point it at something, pull the trigger and watch it burst into flames in a second. Because that’s what happens in the physical world when you dump a lot of thermal energy on something very quickly. It bursts into flames.

Ever watch footage from one of old atomic bomb tests where they record the typical houses reacting to an atomic blast? You can…

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Survey done on July, 17th

As a Nation We Still Aren’t Masking Enough

We need to find a way to talk about masking that focuses on health, not politics.

If you are unclear on why masks work, lets do an experiment. Put a mask on and breathe into it for a few minutes. Then take it off and feel the inside. It’s damp, right? Remember wearing a Halloween mask? That’s what happens, they get damp from your breath.

When you exhale, part of that is water vapor. If you are infected with C-19 and infectious, that water vapor is going…

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There are two America’s

They see Covid-19 and how to respond to it very differently

The news this week has been at a surreal level of dystopian scariness. American citizens have been snatched off the street by men in paramilitary uniforms, forced into unmarked vans, and hauled away. Without probable cause, without identification by the men kidnapping them (because it was not an arrest, detaining someone in this fashion is by definition kidnapping), without advisement of their Miranda rights, without any of the due process of law that supposedly distinguishes the US from a police state or third world dictatorship.

Richard Crim

My entire life can be described in one sentence: Things didn’t go as planned, and I’m OK with that.

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