if Mars is what happens next; when metal ships slant outward their wakes fading white "V"s in sky's empty eye we will look back and wonder at the cobalt beauty of this place our home Written for MLMM's challenge (use synonyms of the words go, then, here, blue and lean) and also for Earthweal's Weekend … Continue reading Advance Nostalgia
you have the Darwin awards that you wily survivors may feel better about yourselves clothed like irony in the intelligence of your decisions. oh sad species unclip yourself from false reflections and wash, nay scrub, clean my air of your putrid carbon abuse. run your tea strainers through my oceans like lice combs through the … Continue reading Letter to the Editor from Earth
Warning: This may have 44 words but calling it a Quadrille is somewhat pretentious. I don’t get: 1) people putting biodegradable dog turds into plastic and into landfill! 2) vets saying dogs shouldn’t eat bones (Isn’t that anti-evolution?) 3) the dog breeder promoting tinned food over delicious home cooked stew. It’s just bothersome companies looking … Continue reading Pet Peeves
Fenny Fawcett ran a factory printing fiction and fantasy but while enjoying fanciful fiction, she also liked her facts, you see. ** Fiction claimed as fact, she could only view as fallacy and she fought this fact confection with significant potency. ** Fenny started fracking for fiction in our history and finally formed a faction … Continue reading Fenny’s Fact Story
I learned the other night that the current geological age is now known as the "anthropocene era" because humans are having such a vast impact on our planet that, a million years from now, (if there's any intelligent life left on Earth) scientists will be able to look at core samples which will tell the … Continue reading I’ve got Big Boots and I cannot lie!
Today, in a conversation with my father-in-law, I learned about something new and of some interest to me. Apparently a British scientist (of some repute) came up with the Gaia Hypothesis. Am I the only person who hasn’t heard of this before? James Ephraim Lovelock postulated that the Earth functions as a self-regulating system (Wikipedia). … Continue reading The Gaia Hypothesis
I am starting to call this Morrison Weather. This morning, as I munched away on my muesli with yoghurt and a dollop of raspberry jam, I scrolled through my trending articles. Dust storms in central NSW. Floods in Queensland. Massive hail stones in Victoria. A locust plague (possibly a record-breaker) in Kenya threatening food production … Continue reading Hail!!!!, Scotty from Marketing
Last night I expressed some shock that Toyota is planning a Hybrid for 2027. Today, an article I came across with a brief paragraph on exactly this topic, has lead me to do some more reading. Gerald Killmann (top Toyota engineer in Europe) explained Toyota’s logic at a recent Paris car show. From an article … Continue reading Toyota Logic Deconstructed