Fossil Fuel Hero Story

David Roberts, writing on a recent bipartisan effort from State Governors to help renewable energy in the United States: People are more likely to accept a story in which they are the heroes than one in which they are the villains. In that way, the spread of renewable energy softens the ground for greater acceptance … [Read more…]

Oilfield Prayer

I hear that today is “Oilfield Prayer Day”. As explained in detail at Climate Progress, governor of Oklahoma Mary Fallin has issued a proclamation to that effect. I don’t live in Oklahoma. But I have taken a couple of moments to pray for the oilfields in Oklahoma, which face three severe dangers unknown to the state … [Read more…]

Asteroid Day

I am late with this. I just learned from this tweet by Neil deGrasse Tyson that yesterday was asteroid day. There is a campaign that wants to increase awareness about the threat from asteroids. The date is set after the 1908 Tunguska event, which happened on June 30th. The campaign wants to increase funding for finding … [Read more…]

Politics Sold To The Highest Bidder

(Repost, from my third Science Fiction Climate Change Novel “Last Week”, in answer to this Tweet by ClimateProgress): If you’ve wondered why so many politicians deny climate change, science has your answer    Part 22 of my third global warming science fiction novel “Last Week”. Link to Part 01: “Back To Paradise Era”. Friday, … [Read more…]

Climate Change Lobbyists Outnumbered

Marc Gunther published another very interesting article at the Guardian titled “In Washington, a handful of corporations lobby against climate change”. The article documents that most lobbyists in the United States are opposing meaningful policies to accelerate the switch away from fossil fuels. Lobbyists are not without influence on American politics. Much of that influence … [Read more…]

My Book "Last Week" on Kindle

I just published a Kindle version of my global warming bitcoin science fiction time travel novel “Last Week“. It is available at here for $0.99, and at here for 1o4 yen.

NEVIL Award for "Last Week"

Climate activist Dan Bloom has kindly awarded a “NEVIL” to my novel “Last Week”, available as a FREE PDF file here. The “NEVIL” award is named after Nevil Shute, author of the novel “On the beach“, which is the best known of his 24 published novels. It is a book about everybody on the planet … [Read more…]

Isaac Asimov On Working With Editors

So I just released my third novel “Last Week” as a PDF file (available for FREE here). In contrast to my first and second effort, this time I paid Zoë Markham of some money to provide copy editing service. In this post, I am going to discuss my experience. And to spice things up … [Read more…]

Nine Months Later

Part 52 of my third global warming science fiction novel “Last Week” (last part). Link to Part 1: “Back To Paradise Era”. Tuesday, November 21, 2023, 1:34 P.M. Nine months had passed since Angel’s last week. Oil had gone up to $900 a barrel from the double shock of the 24th Century Princess Angel Fund buying up … [Read more…]