Jan 20, 2015
Swing state Ohio is plunging ever deeper into the fossil/nuke abyss.
Its Public Utilities Commission may soon gouge the public for $3 billion(BILLION!) to subsidize two filthy 50-year-old coal burners and America's most dangerous nuke.
Approval would seal Ohio's death notice.
None of those coal/nuke burners can compete with the rising revolution in renewable energy. Throughout the world, similar outmoded facilities are shutting down.
Jan 13, 2015
The powerful global response to the terror attack on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo must now face a terrifying reality: It's a horrible thing when an organ of free speech is assaulted and journalists die.
It will be an apocalyptic thing when it happens to an atomic reactor and whole continents are irradiated, with children first to suffer, a death toll in the millions and eco-economic impacts beyond calculation.
Dec 29, 2014
Nov 26, 2014
The images we ingest never cease to shape us.
Just 51 years ago, the head of a profoundly gifted young man was blown apart.
A few months earlier he'd given a speech that promised a new dawn.
He reached out to our enemies. He talked of going to the moon, of technological breakthrough and human promise. And he stopped the radioactive madness of atmospheric Bomb testing, a reason many of us are alive today.
It's easy to idealize John Kennedy.
We still debate what he might have done in Vietnam.
Oct 20, 2014
This new post on EcoWatch features the new Solartopia/King CONG poster:
Sep 29, 2014
Okay, so we had this historic march a little while ago.
...joyous, beautiful, exhilarating, inspiring, life-confirming...and in many ways turning point.
Now that the dust has settled a bit, we can see that it will change things for a long time to come.
It proved to ourselves and the world that we have a huge, diverse, broad-based movement. And that we can put aside our differences and all get along when we have to.
Sep 20, 2014
Two vans and a big bus pulled up to the First Watch for breakfast this morning in Columbus, Ohio.
They were filled with truly great people, the new Climate Riders, on their way to New York City.
Twenty-four hours on the road each way for a few hours to march against the corporations that are killing our planet.
Sep 6, 2014
The catastrophe at Fukushima was not an accident. It's unfolding again in California.
The next west coast quake could easily shake the two reactors at Diablo Canyon to rubble.
They are riddled with defects, can't withstand potential seismic shocks from five major nearby fault lines, violate state water quality laws and are vulnerable to tsunamis and fire.
Diablo's owner, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), is in deep legal and financial crisis.
Sep 3, 2014
The great David Lochbaum of the Union of Concerned Scientists (www.UCSUSA.org) has appeared with California activist Rochelle Becker of the Alliance 4 Nuclear Responsibility (www.A4NR.org) on my Solartopia Green Power & Wellness radio show to discuss the terrifying details of the situation at Diablo Canyon.
Diablo---the Devil's Nuke---is within shaking range of five major earthquake faults.
Here's the link to the show:
Aug 28, 2014
As Fukushima continues to spew out its radioactive poisons, we are witnessing one of the great technological revolutions in human history.
Our ability to survive on this planet has never been more endangered by industrial pollution, and yet we now have the means to create a green-powered Earth.
On this year's anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, I had the opportunity to speak about this "best of times/worst of times" reality to a wonderful group of citizen-activists at the Unitarian-Universality Hall in Berkeley, California.