Category: Global Security

Earth’s Energy: The Science of Climate Change

Earth’s energy imbalance removes almost all doubt from human-made climate change. Clear evidence of a human-influenced climate system.   Stability in Earth’s climate hinges on a balance between the amount of energy the planet absorbs from the sun and the amount of energy Earth emits back into space. But that equilibrium has been thrown off […]

Spend Russia and China ‘into oblivion’

As nuclear weapons control agreements have fallen one after another since the Trump presidency commenced, a new US int’l envoy announces a new US nuclear weapons strategy. The Boston Globe quotes Marshall Billingslea: the US is prepared to spend Russia and China ‘into oblivion’. We are now witnessing a new nuclear arms race, a MAD-strategy

Darkening, Closed Skies, an Opening Conversation

Watching the collapse and observing a retreat into xenophobia… Today a more dangerous world, tomorrow another withdrawal from international engagement and cooperation. National and international security threats multiply — pandemic, economic depression, climate disruption, a new nuclear arms race, weapons proliferation, decades of conflict, migration of refugees in the millions, political chaos

At the US Presidential Candidates Debate

Existential challenge? Climate crisis? Security demand? Eight Minutes + Seven Minutes = 15 Minutes Among Twenty Candidates. “Four hours of air-time over two nights and the first climate question arrives about 90 minutes into the Democratic party presidential debate on both nights. The combined time spent on climate both nights amounted to 15 minutes.”

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