Politics and its Discontents: Truly, Profoundly Disturbing

I have just finished reading a long article in National Geographic, one that, without any use of hyperbole, should disturb all of us deeply and profoundly. But thanks to our capacity to ignore anything that disturbs our worldview, the article’s dire warning will likely provoke little concern and no alteration of our bloated, cossetted and ...

Politics and its Discontents: Can’t Say We Weren’t Warned

But then, it’s all a hoax anyway, isn’t it? Recommend this Post

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump’s Insane War on the Planet

Donald Trump is always declaring war on something or somebody, so he can look bigger in one of his many mirrors, or in the eyes of the mob.One day it's Mexico, the next day it's lying' Hillary Clinton, or the media, or anyone who dares criticize him.So it's sometimes hard to remember his most dangerous war.His ...

Politics and its Discontents: It’s Called "Nuisance Flooding"

Posted by MoS, the Disaffected Lib: It’s the latest term spawned by climate change – “nuisance flooding.” According to Insurance Journal, nuisance flooding is the periodic flooding being experienced due to rising sea levels. Eight of the top 10 U.S. cities that have seen an increase in nuisance flooding – which causes such public inconveniences ...

Politics and its Discontents: A Stark Prediction of Sea Level Rise By 2040

Posted by MoS, the Disaffected Lib: There have been a number of reports over the past year or two that, taken collectively, seem to point to major changes underway in the Arctic. It’s not one thing but a number of changes that are synergistic, each building on the other. These include the rapidly warming Arctic ...

The Disaffected Lib: Coastal Flooding – A Trillion Dollar a Year Problem by 2050

People who inhabit coastal areas don’t waste much breath muttering about hoaxes or myths of climate change.   They leave that nonsense to petro-heads and other drylanders. A new report warns that coastal cities could suffer flood damages of a trillion dollars a year by 2050.   And the news is particularly bad for the United States. ...