Category: Chronicles

Bearing Witness to the Pandemic June 2022

The Biden Administration announced that vaccine shots for children 5 and under could be ready to go before the end of this month, pending final approval from the CDC and FDA. This would be the last group of Americans, some 18 million, to become… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to the Pandemic June 2022”

Bearing Witness to the Pandemic May 2022

This month US officially surpassed 1 million deaths due to COVID. President Biden ordered flags to be flown at half-staff and reminded Americans that the pandemic was not over. As if this number was not shocking enough, many health officials say the actual number… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to the Pandemic May 2022”

Bearing Witness to Climate Change May 2022

CO2 in the atmosphere as measured at Mauna Loa hit another record at 420 ppm. April is the month when C02 is the highest in the Norhtern Hemisphere. The Keeling Curve shows no sign of slowing down and is expected to blow past 430… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Climate Change May 2022”

Bearing Witness to the Pandemic April 2022

Over 500 million official coronavirus cases have now been recorded across the world in two years since the pandemic began. Public health experts claim the actual number of fatalities, out of a total global population of nearly 8 billion, is likely much higher. As… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to the Pandemic April 2022”

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”