Author Archives: Planet In Distress

When Will We Reach The Tipping Point?

What a fascinating time to be alive. Right in front of us, the earth and human society are as one in accelerating decay and on a terminal trajectory while we as a society are doing pretty much…. nothing.  At the same time, and of magnitudes of order more importance, some 7.7 billion souls hang in […]

One Degree Of Separation?

I keep saying the end game has started, by which I mean that the end times spoken of in the Bible have started.  But am I over-stating it?  After all, the Bible paints a very stark picture – there will be a period of epic distress and conflict and suffering (the beginning of sorrows) that […]

To A World That Is All About Money, The End-Game Is Beginning To Look Really Ugly

The disciples of Jesus posed a fascinating question to him at the very end of His ministry.  Jesus had just finished telling them about the coming destruction of the temple in Jerusalem, and in Matthew 24:3 they responded with a more expansive question: “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be sign […]

The Future Is Here, And It’s The Beginning Of Sorrows

Selfishness is an absolutely terrible organizing principle upon which to base any system.  The problem with selfishness as the basis for a system is that the resulting system collapses in on itself; it is the inescapable nature of selfishness that drives all members of a system to be in competition with each other and to […]

Drought, Crop Failures, Epic Storms, Food Price Spikes, Sea Level Rise…. It Can’t Last Long

The Economist has an excellent article out (paywall) about floods and storms altering the perceptions of Americans toward climate change.  The seesaw of flooding and drought that is increasingly more prevalent in the US and in the world is redefining what “normal” is.  Certainly anyone who is, say, 40, and can remember when our climate did […]

A Twisted Earth and a Collapsing Biosphere

As humans, we live at the top of the planet’s food chain.  We control the earth, bending it to our will, and using advanced agricultural techniques to force a robust harvest of food for our species.  In doing this, we don’t think much about the welfare of the planet’s vast population of insects, birds, or other vertebrates and invertebrates.   […]

Welcome to the Age of Rapid Disruption

Have you ever wondered how some things in prophecy could possibly be fulfilled? What chain of events would be required to take us from where we are now to where we are prophesied to be? Take some of the scenes painted in Matthew 24 and Luke 21, for instance. Taken together they paint a picture […]