April 17, 2018

Train Wreck Earth is among the Top 100 best books in the 2018 Shelf Unbound Best Indie/Self-Published Book Competition. Shelf Unbound is an indie book review magazine published by Shelf Media Group. Train Wreck Earth ranks No. 45 in this prestigious competition.

“We are...

March 27, 2018

Train Wreck Earth co-authors David Harman and Appalachian State University Professor Emeritus Dr. Harvard G. Ayers will be featured speakers during an Earth Day Event in Asheville headlined by well-known climate scientist Dr. Michael Mann. The event takes place from 12...

March 8, 2018

We are thrilled to share an amazing article about our book in Appalachian Today, an online publication of Appalachian State University. We hope that If you're concerned about climate change and protecting the environment, you'll share this article with your friends. He...

November 14, 2017

When I was a child, the nuclear arms race was far from my mind. Then, we began climbing under our desks at school as a practice drill for a possible nuclear attack. As a young adult, I looked back on this activity and realized that it did what it was intended to do – i...

December 16, 2014

The circumpolar Arctic region stretches around the world, and includes Canada, the United States, Russia, and Denmark. And it’s not just land but a vast series of seas called collectively, the Arctic Ocean. Concerning this huge region, Edward Struzik states, “It’s clea...

December 8, 2014

Great numbers of people in America aren’t scientists, and thus, plead ignorance when it comes to understanding climate change.  That feigned or real ignorance is bad enough when it comes to their vote at the ballot box.  But, making progress at slowing climate change m...

December 7, 2014


(Much of this information was drawn from the NYT, Nov. 30, 2014.)


What on Earth can be done about stopping climate change? Thousands of diplomats from around the world are gathering for two weeks in Lima, Peru, to answer that daunting question. No binding agreements h...

December 4, 2014

On November 21st through the 23rd, Harvard and I attended an incredible gathering of more than 200 people for the inaugural NC Climate Justice Summit, at Haw River State Park.  From the flyer for this event:



December 4, 2014



For 150 years, until about 1950, the developed and developing world thought that the Earth had blessed humanity with cheap and plentiful energy in the form of fossil fuels that would power rapid growth, incredible increases in living standards, and geometric ga...

December 4, 2014

The colder it is, the more it can snow, right. Maybe. Snow may be fluffier and a great deal deeper, for instance, in the Rockies, than in New York City. An inch of water in the Big Apple, typically produces about 10-12 inches of wet snow, say at temperatures of about 2...

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