Life expectancy: The US and Cuba in the time of Covid

For the first time, life expectancy in Cuba exceeds that in the US by almost three years. The reasons include responses to Covid, health care systems, racism, poverty, misinformation campaigns, the embargo, international solidarity efforts, and resilience to climate change.

September 15, 2022

Santiago de Cuba

Cuba prepares for disaster

The book Disaster Preparedness and Climate Change in Cuba: Adaptation and Management (2021) traced the highly successful source of the island nation’s efforts to the way it put human welfare above property. 

March 24, 2022

path to livable future

Path to Extinction or Path to a Livable Future?: Review

It is well past the time to face hard decisions of how to reduce obscene levels of corporate production instead of fiddling with perpetual energy fantasies while the planet burns.

November 3, 2021

Deep Green New Deal

What Would a Deep Green New Deal Look Like?

Essential for building a New Green World is the creation of a New Green Culture which asks all of the billions of people on the planet to share their ideas for obtaining the necessities of life while using less energy. 

April 29, 2021

Green New Deal

Soaring Beyond the Green New Deal

One of the strongest parts of The GND and Beyond is its systematic exposés of myths regarding energy, many of which are directly from the fossil fuel industry, and others which come from those who are so enthusiastic about AltE that they overlook its downsides. 

May 20, 2020

Cuban doctors

Cuba: From AIDS, Dengue, and Ebola to COVID-19

Cuba’s preparation for COVID-19 began on January 1, 1959.  On that day, over sixty years before the pandemic, Cuba laid the foundations for what would become the discovery of novel drugs, bringing patients to the island, and sending medical aid abroad.

April 24, 2020

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