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Going Solar Mary Wildfire May 15, 2020
False Solutions to Climate Change: Real Solutions
This has been a long tour through the Wonderland of fake solutions to climate change, ideas designed to splash a coat of green paint on Business As Usual so that certain private interests can keep getting richer…and so the rest of us need not be bothered with changing our habits or lifestyle. More
Issues: Climate ChaosFalse solutions
Going Solar Mary Wildfire May 15, 2020
False Solutions to Climate Change: Geoengineering
Geoengineering refers to proposals for solving the problem of climate change, not by mitigation—that is,  reducing emissions and deforestation, the causes of global heating—but instead by the use of new technologies. More
Issues: Climate ChaosFalse solutions
Going Solar Mary Wildfire May 15, 2020
False Solutions to Climate Change: Buildings
Estimations for the percentage of greenhouse gases emitted by the buildings sector vary wildly. But any assessment should include both the embodied energy involved in constructing new buildings and the energy costs of heating, cooling and lighting buildings. More
Issues: Climate ChaosFalse solutions
Going Solar Mary Wildfire May 15, 2020
False Solutions to Climate Change: Agriculture
It’s become increasingly clear that climate change is not only real but beginning to bite. Now that much of the population is finally feeling the urgency—and during a time when COVID19  has much of our frenetic commerce on hold, giving us a space for thinking and discussion–what can we do to protect the only planet we’ve got? More
Issues: Climate ChaosFalse solutions
Going Solar Mary Wildfire May 15, 2020
False Solutions to Climate Change: Transportation
It’s become increasingly clear that climate change is not only real but beginning to bite. Now that much of the population is finally feeling the urgency—and during a time when COVID19  has much of our frenetic commerce on hold, giving us a space for thinking and discussion–what can we do to protect the only planet we’ve got? More
Issues: Climate ChaosFalse solutions
Going Solar Mary Wildfire May 10, 2020
False Solutions to Climate Change: Electricity
It’s become increasingly clear that climate change is not only real but beginning to bite. Now that much of the population is finally feeling the urgency—and during a time when COVID19  has much of our frenetic commerce on hold, giving us a space for thinking and discussion–what can we do to protect the only planet we’ve got? More
Issues: Climate ChaosFalse solutionsPollutionRenewable energy
Going Solar Mary Wildfire November 25, 2018
Review of Drawdown: the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming
Drawdown was a major collaborative effort involving 70 research fellows from 40 countries. It’s not so much a cohesive plan as a list of partial solutions: 80 that are tested and in use at least somewhere in the world, and another 20 that are speculative. More
Issues: Climate ChaosExtreme energyRenewable energy
Short Fiction Mary Wildfire November 1, 2018
To Catch a Toad
A short story set on Mars More
Short Fiction Mary Wildfire November 1, 2018
Full Moon Plus One
A short story set in a pagan future More
Short Fiction Mary Wildfire November 1, 2018
Soul Miner
A science fiction story which was inspired by something that actually happened among the Lakota Sioux a hundred years ago… More
Poetry Mary Wildfire November 1, 2018
Aurora’s Call
This is another set poetry form, called a villanelle. Unlike the pantoum, it has a set number of stanzas, and two repeating lines in specified positions. More
Poetry Mary Wildfire November 1, 2018
April Obsession
So much I ought to be doing but All I want to do is play with flowers Plan elaborate gardens for rich people With perennial beds spiraling around fountains and lotus pools set with reeds and frogs And dogwoods wearing birdhouses like earrings. More
Poetry Mary Wildfire November 1, 2018
Cassandra’s Quandary
The parasite class ascends triumphant, unimpeded in the swirling murkiness created by our endless circuses. More
Poetry Mary Wildfire November 1, 2018
Convocation
I was just having fun with word-sounds here, but decided I liked it. More
Poetry Mary Wildfire November 1, 2018
January Silence
Yesterday I saw dead grasses draping into the creek forming ice-disks, crystalline lilypads in rows, like some ethereal high-pitched musical instrument. More
Poetry Mary Wildfire November 1, 2018
Sun Set Storm Rise
Pink clouds rolling and tumbling Among grey and white ones, two sea-blue holes passing even as the first drops land and thunder rolls over the houses on the ridge. More
Poetry Mary Wildfire November 1, 2018
Resignation
And so they marched, those armies of God, so long ago onto the plain of Armageddon they marched commanded by generals but led, the men knew, by God. More
Poetry Mary Wildfire November 1, 2018
Red State Blues
I wrote this angry song in a state of disgust in 2005… More
Poetry Mary Wildfire November 1, 2018
Mid-Life Crisis
I’ll be forty soon…I believe it’s time for a mid-life crisis. It needn’t coincide with menopause—men have them at forty, I demand equal rights. More
Poetry Mary Wildfire November 1, 2018
A Crime Against Nature
I was just having fun with this…written when I had wild Canada lilies in my orchard, and later, Duchess of Albany clematis in my garden More
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