(00:00) Intro and T-shirts
(07:46) Current Events: The latest on the Delta variant and the scientific findings. The first Delta variant hot spots in the US. Those vaccinated may be relatively safe but they become disease vectors again. The Critical Race theory saga, the classic engineering of fear and hate for political purposes. How it is all related to power dynamics.
(23:18) A description of the recent extreme heat events that have struck North America. Why are they occurring, the science behind heat domes; the global wind patterns, the jet stream and the effects of human activity. How to make sense of the math.
(53:58) An explanation of how humanity has been experiencing the consequences of climate change for a long time. The destructive aspects of fossil fuels on human society, health and the environment. Civilization and the earth’s vulnerabilities, mitigation and coping prospects.
(01:18:12) A look at possible solutions, including the viability of alternative energy sources and other economic considerations. Being both sober and hopeful about the prospects of surviving climate change disruptions.
(01:27:06) Wrapup and Outro.
The Engineered Panic over Critical Race Theory
The Pacific Northwest Heat Wave