66 Earthquakes Above 2.5 in the Last 24 Hours–54 of Them in North America

The US Geological Service has a fascinating map that shows all of earthquakes in the world in the last 24 hours that were above 2.5 on the Richter scale.  The map is updated continuously.  Normally, the map will show about 20 earthquakes scattered around the world.  As of this writing, it shows 66 earthquakes, which is […]

Intense Swarm of Earthquakes in the Caribbean Continues For Fourth Day

For four days now there has been dramatically increased earthquake activity, as measured by the USGS 2.5+ (Richter) website.  This site lists all 2.5+ earthquakes to occur any where in the world over the preceding 24 hours.  Normally that means it lists some 20-25 earthquakes.  However, for the last four days the site has listed […]

City/Urban Living: A Matter of Trust

Do you trust people to do the right thing?  Do you trust politicians?  Do you trust business people?  Do you trust the water, fuel, and mercantile transportation infrastructure?  Do you trust that the environment will treat the earth gently and that major storms or earthquakes will not come near where you live? If you live […]

Devastating Drought in Thailand

Twenty years ago I was living in Mongolia and was the director of an international NGO there by the name of ADRA.  For those of you who don’t know, Mongolia is really, really cold.  The capital city, Ulaanbaatar, is the coldest capital city in the world.  We saw as low as -45 during the winter.  […]

Unusual Spike in Earthquakes

The USGS makes a webpage available that lists all of the earthquakes in the world in the last 24 hours that were above 2.5 on the Richter scale.   Based on m observations over the last year, I can say that, normally, the site lists about 25 earthquakes around the world.  However, that number needs to […]

2015: A Disastrously Bad Year

When it comes to signs of accelerating decay and breakdown on key global natural systems, 2015 has so far been an amazing year.  We see accelerating decay and decline in our atmospheric system, our fresh water system, our oceanic system, our climate system and our food production system.  2015 is seeing, if you will, a […]

Ice Sheet Collapse: “We used to think it (would take) centuries”

There are two striking reports out in the last week which, when juxtaposed, are sobering. The first is reported by The Guardian, and talks about ice sheet collapse. A few years ago when I talked about ice sheet collapse and dramatically rising sea levels, the best science had such things happening in the next few hundred years.  […]


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