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.
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.
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.”
Mystically liberal Virgo enjoys long walks alone in the city at night in the rain with an umbrella and a flask of 10-year-old Laphroaig who strives to live by the maxim, “It ain’t what you know that gets you into trouble; it’s what you know that just ain’t so.
I’ve been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate, a poet, a pawn, and a college dropout (twice!). Occupationally, I have been a bartender, jewelry engraver, bouncer, landscape artist, and FEMA crew chief following the Great Flood of ’72 (and that was a job that I should never, ever have left).
I am also the final author of the original O’Sullivan Woodside price guides for record collectors and the original author of the Goldmine price guides for record collectors. As such, I was often referred to as the Price Guide Guru, and—as everyone should know—it behooves one to heed the words of a guru. (Unless, of course, you’re the Beatles.)