Facing Future Blog

We welcome you to submit blog posts on any of the stressors covered in this website, or other stressors not covered here.  Topics can include ocean and air pollution, toxic chemicals and processes, the dominance of ‘profit’ over ‘people’ and all of life on Earth, soil degradation and destructive farming and forestry practices, threats to the biodiversity of a no longer healthy ecosphere, population, how we feed ourselves, industrial and personal carbon footprints, and the many components and impacts of climate change.  Don’t forget the topics of political advocacy, and grassroots organizing that are central to Facing Future.

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September 20, 2022

Monumental Plans to Fix the Planet

by Robert Hunziker

By Robert Hunziker When Congress directs the White House Office of Science and Technology (OSTP) to coordinate with other relevant federal agencies to research a five-year scientific assessment of solar and other rapid climate interventions, it’s only too apparent that . . .

September 9, 2022

Kiss The Amazon Goodbye?

by Robert Hunziker

By Robert Hunziker The ecosystems of the world that support life-like Brazil’s Amazon rainforest have an incompatible relationship with far-right governments, like the United States under Trump, who took a baseball bat to the EPA. According to Christine Todd Whitman, . . .

September 8, 2022

How Bad Can It Get?

by Robert Hunziker

By Robert Hunziker How bad can it (climate change) get? The sky’s the limit! No pun intended. Still, the general public is tired of negative articles about climate change. It turns them off. Climate change is impossible to deal with. . . .

August 29, 2022

Is There Enough Metal to Replace Oil?

by Robert Hunziker

The short answer: No, not even close! Nations of the world are only too aware that fossil fuels need to be phased out for two reasons. First, oil is a finite commodity. It’ll run out in time. Secondly, fossil fuel . . .

August 19, 2022

Scientists Petition EPA to Take Bold Steps

by Robert Hunziker

Scientists are working on a plan to go beyond the Inflation Reduction Act (“IRA”) recently signed by President Biden, which is supposed to tackle global warming, which, in turn, is tearing the planet apart, piece-by-piece. There’s more info on this . . .

August 12, 2022

The Inflation Reduction Act – Is It Enough Soon Enough?

by Robert Hunziker

Could somebody please get an extension ladder to help Senator Schumer down from the ceiling? He’s stuck in the rafters in a high-pitched note of self-congratulation whilst spraining his elbow as he awkwardly and repeatedly tries to pat his own . . .

August 7, 2022

America’s Biggest Reservoirs Hit By Dead Pool Jitters

by Robert Hunziker

Hoover Dam’s Lake Mead is dangerously close to dead pool status for the first time since construction in the mid 1930s. A vicious hammering drought sequence for over two decades throughout the West threatens to bring America’s biggest water reservoir . . .

July 29, 2022

Breakdown of the Marine Food Web

by Robert Hunziker

For the first time, a significant loss at the base of the marine food web has been detected. The Scottish research vessel Capepod reported the findings in equatorial waters of the Atlantic Ocean. It’s a disturbing discovery, but first a . . .

July 25, 2022

Paper Straws Are Not Enough

by Robert Hunziker

As the UK suffered its hottest-ever temperatures only recently, Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now, interviewed Britain’s erudite environmental journalist George Monbiot July 21, 2022 about his most recent article in The Guardian: This Heatwave Has Eviscerated The Idea That . . .

July 24, 2022

Greenland Threatens

by Robert Hunziker

It rained for 9 hours at Summit Station/Greenland, 10,530’ elevation. Greenland is sending signals to coastal metropolises around the world that it’s never too early to start building seawalls. These are not mixed signals from the big ice island. Rather, . . .

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