A Climate Carol and Other Cli-Fi Short Stories

Climate fiction author Richard Friedman takes the reader on a journey from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean to the edges of the universe with his collection of short stories.

A narcissistic east coast billionaire receives a visit from three ghosts in a contemporary spin of a timeless classic. Judgment Day asks, is humanity worth saving?  A family takes a tour through the Grand Museum of the Universe in The Docent and the crew of the space shuttle witnesses a nuclear holocaust in The World Burns Below.

Enjoy these and more stories of global warming, hope, redemption, and a little humor, too.

Richard is donating part of the proceeds from sales of this book to The Climate Reality Project.

Climate Change is my Civil Rights, Vietnam War protests

When I was graduated High School in 1977, climate change wasn’t part of the current lingo.

I was too young at march in Selma, Alabama.civil-rights

Or protest against our involvement in Vietnam.images

I was too young to party at Woodstock, but I loved Joni Mitchell’s lyrics, “We are stardust, we are golden, and we got to get ourselves back to the garden.” Continue reading “Climate Change is my Civil Rights, Vietnam War protests”

All I Need is the Air that I Breathe

I’m a big music fan and I never knew until recently that “All I Need is the Air that I Breathe,” a smash hit for “The Hollies,” was co-written by Albert Hammond Jr., in 1972, while he was staring at the Hollywood Hills and saw smog for the first time in his life.  Ironically Hammond’s big hit in 1974 was “It Never Rains in Southern California”. Who knew that 42 years later I would write about that song while California suffers through drought and forest fires.

I still love music, and I like to breathe clean air. That’s getting more difficult every year. One of my favorite websites to check on a weekly basis is AQICN.ORG.

Air quality list

This informative site will give you real-time air quality for cities all over the world. The number are color-coded to assist with finding the worst places in the world to be on any particular day on Earth.

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A Sustainable Ecosphere Without Pollution

An Ecosphere has everything I need.

Where can I find such a wonderful place and is there room for my family?

I’m buying my own pollution free world and it looks like this.

ecosphere

In simple terms, algae take in the light and make oxygen. The Shrimp eat the Algae. Bacteria break down the shrimp poop and supply food for the algae. Repeat.  Each part of ecosystem relies on each other for life.

There are four shrimp in my world, the the proper amount to sustain this ecosystem. If I added twenty more shrimp without increasing the size of the container, a few of our little buddies would die. Continue reading “A Sustainable Ecosphere Without Pollution”