Trump appointed MANY, MANY judges — young right-wing extremists who will enforce Trumpism for MANY DECADES into the future.

September 14, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Trump and the Republicans do NOT want an honest government that will function properly and serve the public interest (by protecting consumers, the environment, social justice, constitutional rights, etc.), Trump and the Republicans DO want government to perform the bad functions (military violence, cruelty to immigrants, violations of human rights in the U.S. and worldwide, massive imprisonment, etc.). Accordingly, Trump has refused to fill many vacancies for high-level federal positions that serve diplomacy, the environment, and other useful functions.  Now the Federal Elections Commission — which is responsible for making sure elections are fair — is prevented from functioning because […]

Let’s Boldly Create the Future We Really Want!

September 9, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

I wrote this powerful, inspiring essay because we have much more potential for solving problems and creating a better future than most people realize. Regardless of which issues you care about, I encourage you to read the essay at this link: Let’s Boldly Create the Future We Really Want                

Should “Artificial Intelligence” be authorized to START A NUCLEAR WAR?

September 9, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The 1964 movie “Dr. Strangelove” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Strangelove) was a dark political satire about nuclear weapons. The USSR devised a system that would automatically retaliate if the U.S. were to strike first, but a crazy U.S. general launches a first nuclear strike through a B-52 bomber, and there was no way for the leaders of the U.S. and USSR to prevent an all-out nuclear war. Since then, both nations have moved ahead with dangerous technologies that would mimic this wacky movie. Daniel Ellsberg’s 2017 book The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner said “Dr. Strangelove was not fiction; it was […]

Right-wing Christianity merged with the Republican Party and is hurting America.

September 4, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

After the 2016 election I wrote a thorough essay about how we got into our nation’s current political mess. This “mess” had already existed before Trump came along as a politician. The “mess” has several component parts.  One of the problems leading to our current crisis is that right-wing Christianity merged with the Republican Party in the 1970s. This corrupted both Christianity and our nation’s political and societal realities. Here is a VERY SHORT SUMMARY of this: In the 1970s several right-wing Christian TV preachers and junk mail organizers mobilized millions of right-wing people around “culture war” issues. They worked […]

Expert exposes Trump’s suppression of truth: “The White House Blocked My Report on Climate Change and National Security”

August 20, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The White House Blocked My Report on Climate Change and National Security Politics intruded on science and intelligence. That’s why I quit my job as an analyst for the State Department. By Rod Schoonover, who was a senior analyst in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research at the State Department. July 30, 2019 https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/30/opinion/trump-climate-change.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage      

Most Americans do not adequately understand or value science, so I produced this episode of my TV series.

August 12, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The July 2018 episode of my new TV series, “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” clearly explains the scientific method so anyone can understand it. My guests and I urge governments at all levels to use honest science as an important foundation for viable public policy. People can watch the interview – and/or read the thorough summary I wrote – at this link: http://parallaxperspectives.org/tv-base-public-policy-on-honest-science Also, some other postings on my blog deal with science in various ways. One recent program explained why local governments do such a bad job of protecting the environment. My guests provided a number of smart insights. To watch […]

Trump is ESCALATING his WAR ON HONEST SCIENCE

August 10, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

EXAMPLE #1: Mid-July 2019: The Trump regime is PREVENTING the US Geological Survey from studying climate effects past the year 2040. Major scientific trends — such as the climate crisis — emerge and develop OVER A PERIOD OF TIME. If you want to PREVENT scientists from understanding those hard realities, you can SHORTEN THE TIME PERIOD they are allowed to study. This is what the Trump regime is doing to the U.S. Geological Survey.  He is PREVENTING the USGS from looking for effects after the year 2040. This is a DELIBERATELY STUPID way to ENFORCE IGNORANCE AND CLIMATE DENIALISM. It […]

Biden’s climate policy will doom us

May 17, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Joe Biden has publicly agreed that the climate crisis is an EXISTENTIAL crisis.  It is so extremely serious that it is a life-or-death crisis. However, he thinks timid steps and compromising with Republicans are sufficient.  He was Obama’s Vice President, and Obama tried for 8 years to compromise with Republicans, but Republicans absolutely refused to take reasonable steps.  Now Republicans are vigorously repealing all of the very moderate steps that Obama took.  Republicans are NOT a reasonable group to negotiate with.  Biden is utterly unrealistic to think that a policy of yielding to them will produce good results for the […]

Protect honest science: One funny short video. One petition to Congress.

May 11, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Watch this short video supporting science in the face of deliberate anti-science stupidity. (It includes some foul language.)  Here is the link: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/george-clooney-donald-trump-jimmy-kimmel_n_5cd28489e4b0e524a47cf276?ncid=newsltushpmgnews_Politics_050819&guccounter=1   In May 2019 this petition came out.  Please sign it to urge Congress to pass the Scientific Integrity Act: https://act.credoaction.com/sign/scientific-integrity-act?t=4&akid=32516%2E8825164%2EeUnek6 Credo Action (www.credoaction.com) provided information about this.  I’ve quoted some parts of their message and summarized other parts: “As climate change grows increasingly dangerous, the last thing the government should be doing is censoring its own scientists. But the Trump administration is firing and reassigning scientists, preventing the release of key reports, altering findings, and stacking […]

Articles + videos: Greta Thunberg, Swedish teenager, speaks boldly to world leaders about climate crisis

April 29, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

An amazing 16-year-old from Sweden has spoken many times to groups of powerful leaders in many countries, including international gatherings.  Greta Thunberg has impressed people with her bold critique of the problems that led to the climate crisis — and her bold critique of powerful people and bodies that fail to take necessary actions. Her speeches have been videotaped and can be watched.  Some copies of her texts are also available.  Here are some links.   Greta Thunberg continues speaking boldly to world leaders. In April 2019 she spoke to some members of the UK’s House of Commons. The text […]

Yes, we can organize more effectively at the grassroots for many important issues.

April 26, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Globally, nationally, and locally, we are confronted with very serious problems. Some people feel overwhelmed and disempowered, so they feel powerless to solve the problems.  But that only allows the horrible problems to get worse. I strongly support the opposite approach:  Recognize that WE CAN INDEED LEARN HOW TO ORGANIZE EFFECTIVELY at the grassroots level (“Think globally and act locally”) to solve the problems. Sometimes people and organizations merely vent or flail about with random activities without a clear strategy for how to make the political and social changes we want.  We can do better than that! Specifically, I seek […]

Bill Nye explains the connections between climate and health

April 12, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

https://www.climaterealityproject.org/blog/bill-nye-explains-how-does-climate-change-impact-our-health?utm_source=advocacy&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=general&utm_content=realitynow&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWWpKa05tWmhNekptTm1JMyIsInQiOiJmbXJBd01cL0huMlBJXC9pQUh1cTNPQWxYSkV2d2dCc1JrYk1cL0x5Y0ZiMG5rVnRRcUxkSmt1SGtTTzYyRmZZMnNOQUpNVE5cL081NFVoZlM3azcwME93SnZVUHZ3djkzXC83XC82NnFjKzVyNVwvNkppcGVXNmZXcmRMVjRtc2EySDdaM04ifQ%3D%3D      

Fascinating info: How UW research convinced our state’s highest court to toss out the death penalty

March 28, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Some of my previous posts to my blog have provided information about the Washington State Supreme Court’s UNANIMOUS decision in October 2018 that the death penalty is UNCONSTITUTIONAL because of its long pattern of racial bias. I followed this case after having heard the main defense lawyer speak to an audience in Tacoma in May 2016. We expected a decision that autumn, but the prosecution delayed the case by getting their own “expert witness.” In the end, the U.W. professors’ research convinced the Washington State Supreme Court to rule our state’s death penalty unconstitutional based on their research proving a […]

Some state govts OFFICIALLY DENY CLIMATE SCIENCE. Their ENFORCED IGNORANCE will hurt them and us.

March 24, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Florida and North Carolina state governments OFFICIALLY DENY CLIMATE SCIENCE.   But the truth is true whether you like it or not.  ENFORCED IGNORANCE will NOT “make America great.”  Instead, it will hurt the societies that refuse to accept reality. A friend sent me an article that includes the following paragraph. I boldfaced three parts that were web links in the original paragraph.  The first link refers to North Carolina. The second link refers to Florida. Both are at severe risk of climate disruptions, including storms and sea level rise. Those states’ governments outlawed honest science regarding public policy about […]