Author Archives: John Scales Avery

Climate crisis and the 2020 US elections

Trump and his party must be defeated. Continue reading

Money, media and the climate crisis

Immediate action is needed to save the future

The central problem which the world faces in its attempts to avoid catastrophic climate change is a contrast of time scales. In order to save human civilization and the biosphere from the most disastrous effects of climate change, we need to act immediately. But it is difficult to mobilize public opinion behind urgently needed action because the most severe effects of global warming belong to the long-term future. Continue reading

Attacking Iran would risk global disaster

On Monday, 13 May 2019, the New York Times posted an article with the title “White House Reviews Military Plans Against Iran. in Echoes of Iraq War”. Besides the aircraft carrier and other naval forces already sent to the Persian Gulf, plans include sending as many as 120,000 US troops to the region. There is a great danger that an attack on Iran might be sparked by a Gulf-of-Tonkin-like false flag incident involving Saudi oil ships. Continue reading