The Methane Danger

August 28, 2014
This is a journal entry I hoped I would never have to write. For most of my career, I have been fighting to prevent this, to slow it down or at least to plan for it. What is happening is... continued

Margot Adler’s Passing

August 6, 2014
As Anne has written in her diary, our friend of 30 years, Margot Adler, has died. She was one of the most alive, delightful and delighted human beings I have ever met. Margot could be serious and go deep, but... continued

Vladimir Putin’s Dark Dreams

July 27, 2014
If Vladimir Putin had personally ordered the shoot-down of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 last week, events could not have played into his hands more perfectly. In fact, the result has been so valuable to Putin, that it seems possible that... continued

Where is Everybody?

July 7, 2014
In 1975, a paper by physicist Michael Hart inspired Enrico Fermi to ask the question: where is everybody? He asked it because of the silence of the universe around us--no radio signals, nobody coming in for a landing, indeed, nobody... continued

Flight 370: Greater Danger than Ever

June 23, 2014
The fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has disappeared from the news cycle, but Malaysian police have announced that the reconstruction of data from the pilot's flight simulator suggests that he flew it into the southern Indian Ocean and may... continued

Reaping the Whirlwind

June 12, 2014
The al-Qaeda-connected group ISIS (Islamic State Iraq and the Levant) have taken Mosul and Tikrit, Iraq's second and third cities, and may well take the whole country in a matter of months. At the same time, the group is rushing... continued

Illegal Computer Entries

April 20, 2014
On the night of Thursday, April 17, an entry from an outside source was recorded on this computer. I observed it as they explored recently updated files. Despite the fact that the most advanced monitoring software available to the public... continued

The Inability to Find Flight 370 is Very Worrisome

April 11, 2014
I remain extremely concerned that Flight 370 is not being found. I worry that the reason is that it isn't in the Indian Ocean at all, and that the pings that are being heard there are due to some other... continued

Flight 370: The Beginning of a Terror Attack, not the End

March 15, 2014
I believe that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was either hijacked or experienced an extremely unusual mechanical problem of some kind. If it was hijacked, which is the more likely probability, then it wasn’t done to destroy the plane but to... continued

Superstorm, Climate Change and the Future

February 17, 2014
When I published Nature's End in 1985, I was laughed at by environmental reporters at a press conference in Washington. When Art Bell and I published Superstorm in 1999, Matt Lauer scoffed at us on the Today Show. When the movie... continued