Category: Chronicles

Bearing Witness to Climate Change April 2022

In excellent news, for the first time ever wind and solar energy was reported to have generated more than 10% of total global electricity in 2021. Over 50 countries now get more than 10% of their electricity from solar and wind sources, which grew… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Climate Change April 2022”

Bearing Witness to the Pandemic March 2022

The month begins with the official global death count from COVID surpassing 6 million. Public health experts say the actual number is likely much higher, perhaps closer to 18 million, due to poor or misleading record keeping. Rates of infection in parts of Asia… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to the Pandemic March 2022”

Bearing Witness to Climate Change March 2022

In the latest grim report from the UN, the International Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) warns that humanity has a brief and rapidly closing window to avoid an unbearably hotter and deadlier climate. They warn the planet will face increasing floods, heat waves, droughts,… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Climate Change March 2022”

Bearing Witness to Climate Change February 2022

A new study reports that gas stoves in the US are putting over 2.5 million tons of CO2e of methane into the atmosphere year. That is said to be equivalent to the GHG from 500,000 gas powered cars.¬† Not surprising, more progressive cities and… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Climate Change February 2022”

Bearing Witness to the Pandemic February 2022

Just after the start of the grim third year of the pandemic, the US surpasses 900,000 confirmed deaths.¬† Over 100,000 were added in just the last 60 days. Could anyone have imagined two years ago that a million would perish from Coronavirus, especially since… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to the Pandemic February 2022”

Bearing Witness to the Pandemic January 2022

The World Health Organization reported that nearly 10 million new COVID cases were recorded¬† around the world during the first week of January, breaking all previous records. An additional 45,000 new deaths were also added to the heartbreaking toll. WHO officials warned that the… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to the Pandemic January 2022”

Bearing Witness to Climate Change January 2022

The UK-based Climate Brief organization and website issued their climate data for 2021which confirmed another year of record ocean heat content, rising surface temperatures, extreme weather events, sea level rise, declining sea ice, and of course, rising levels of CO2 and methane in the… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Climate Change January 2022”

Bearing Witness to the Pandemic December 2021

The last month of the year begins with a fifth wave of COVID, at this time fueled largely by the Delta variant, gaining momentum across the country, all while the new Omicron mutant arrives onshore. More than a dozen states now report Omicron positive… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to the Pandemic December 2021”

Bearing Witness to Climate Change December 2021

A new study in the journal Nature predicts that more rain than snow could start falling in portions of the Arctic by the middle of the century. Warmer air temperatures, melting sea ice and increased moisture in the atmosphere are said to be contributing… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Climate Change December 2021”

How Purple Missouri Became Republican Red

Historically, Missouri was known as a political bellwether and perennial swing state always in play between Democrats and Republicans. For a hundred years the state’s electoral votes for President always mirrored that of the national winner with only one exception. Not surprising, the state… Continue Reading “How Purple Missouri Became Republican Red”