introduction to gcc – global climate change

Estimated reading time is 2 minutes.

MOST OF THE ARTICLES HERE on the GCC – Global Climate Change blog are portals to other articles. I am certainly not an expert in any field that even remotely touches on the various sciences that address climate. Readers will find enough material from each article to serve as a teaser and introduction to the original article on another website.

Each piece will include a link to that other article; click on the link and go and read the entire article because the times they are a-changing!

I will also include an occasional original article, such as a look at Arnold Federbush’s absurdly under-appreciated novel Ice! (Bantam Books, 1978) in which a new ice age is brought about overnight by various technological and industrial activities of man. 


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This is the 1978 paperback edition of Arnold Federbush’s apocalyptic climate change novel Ice! Bantam believed in the book enough to issue it with a special front cover that folded open into this gatefold presentation of Lou Feck’s painting. For a limited time, Bantam offered an 18 x 18-inch poster of the Feck painting via mail order.

Ice and Earth Day

This book used fairly sound science as it was understood at the time, which the author turned into a compelling tale of modern technology versus ancient methods of survival in a brutal environment.

Another original will address my involvement with the first Earth Day in 1970, and what some of the major issues were then (some having been forgotten by today’s environmental groups).

For that event, we created and published Northeastern Pennsylvania’s only (?) underground newspaper, The Wyoming Valley Free Press, which was environmentally themed.


Introduction: photo of a the arid floor of Death Valley in the Mojave Desert in California.

FEATURED IMAGE: The photo at the top of this page is from the Austin Adventures website. It accompanied an article titled “10 Ridiculously Cool Things You Didn’t Know About Death Valley.” Death Valley National Park is the largest national park in the Lower 48, coming in at more than 3.4 million acres:

“The highest recorded temperature in the world was recorded in Death Valley’s Furnace Creek at 134 Fahrenheit in July 1913. For almost one hundred years, a false recording made in Libya overshadowed Furnace Creek’s claim to fame. In 2012, however, the record went back to Death Valley after it was concluded that the Libyan recording was made in error.”



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