With prosperity gospel preachers running amok, activist Bill Talen, better known as Reverend Billy, has spread the good news of life after shopping. For almost 15 years, no dark lair of crass consumerism has been safe from the educational antics of his firebrand-style of guerrilla street theater per ... More >>
The realities of global warming have just become a lot more local. "Mid-Century Warming in the Los Angeles Region," released yesterday just as summer begins, is touted as the first study to make unique regional and city climate change predictions. The research findings by UCLA's Institute of the Env ... More >>
A portrait of recently ousted Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed
On the very serious issue of global warming, people in the United States are straight chillin', more so than in previous years. A Gallup poll last month revealed a 10 percent drop in the number of survey respondents in the U.S. who said that global warming was a "somewhat" or "very" serious t ... More >>
Bi polar cap DanaI understand why Cameron Scott at the San Francisco Chronicle recently labeled Orange County Congressman Dana Rohrabacher as a Republican representing "Riverside."Rohrabacher would be a better fit for our inland neighbors, who are regularly featured on disturbing episodes of ... More >>
Those who come down with the sniffles whenever there are wide temperature fluctuations hopefully stayed out of Southern California the past couple weeks. On Sept. 27, a record was set for the hottest recorded day in 133 years. By Oct. 5, chilly rain blanketed the region. No where had a more radi ... More >>
Frequent and extreme storms tied to global warming are causing more freshwater to flow into the Earth's oceans and sea levels to rise, concludes a team of researchers led by Jay Famiglietti, a UC Irvine Earth system science professor."All told, 18 percent more water fed into the world's oceans fr ... More >>
The UC Irvine Libraries' spring exhibit "Green Evolution: Creating a Sustainable Future" kicks off with an energy expert talking about the revolutionary new ways power will be generated and vehicles will be propelled in our brave new future.
An anti-tax group and a coalition of businesses quietly led by Texas oil companies have launched a signature drive for a November ballot initiative that would suspend California's pioneering law to combat global warming.Meanwhile, a Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E)-bankrolled measure that cons ... More >>
Dana wears many hats"The running debate between faith and science, which has increased steadily in intensity this year, has two detours just as harsh but considerably less visible that demand more attention: That would be scientists against other scientists, and pseudoscientists who presume exp ... More >>
We try to keep up with the tweets of our elected officials in Orange County, but sometimes we get distracted by Facebook. That's the only plausible explanation for how we missed the above gem from Dana "Mr. Taliban" Rohrabacher (R - Leviticus).This blunder--overlooking prime tweets from OC mover/ ... More >>
Oct. 24 marks the International Day of Climate Action. This is a big deal, at least according to the slickly wordless video below: (Sidenote: Isn't the style of the video eerily similar to the one introducing the brand new and hilarious GOP.com? Something tells me this aesthetic just jumped the sha ... More >>
Las Vegas' own the Killers are performing Sept. 15 at the not-used-very-often UCI Bren Events Center. I saw Al Gore speak there about a decade ago, but this was way before he invented global warming.Anyway, tickets go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. and cost $47.50. Wait, what? $47.50? Am I crazy or ... More >>
Huntington Beach U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher went on Chris Matthews' Hardball yesterday to "debate" whether man-made global warming is real. Things got pretty heated (sorry).Matthews and Rep. Jim Moran (D-Virgina) set out to make Rohrabacher's ideas look like idiocy. Rohrabacher sets out to make glob ... More >>
In November of 2000 for OC Weekly, I wrote "Waste Waterworld: Will Poop-to-Tap Plan Raise a Stink?" Oh, the comments I got from water officials for using words like "pee," "poop" and "the Ewww! Factor" in a piece about the Orange County Water District and Sanitation District's planned $600 million G ... More >>
If you've ever wondered if Superman really could fly, UC Irvine physics professor Michael Dennin has the free online course for you. (Full disclosure: That is NOT Dr. Michael Dennin shown here.) "Science from Superheroes to Global Warming," which is available here, mirrors the curriculum of U ... More >>
Santa Ana may find itself at the center of this country's clean-burning alternative fuel future beginning next month, when IMPCO Technologies begins manufacturing "innovative alternative fuel solutions for the North American transportation market," according to a release from IMPCO's holding company ... More >>
Here were told you about our question to Tustin City Councilman Jerry Amante, the chairman of the Orange County Transportation Authority, the Transportation Corridor System Board of Directors and the Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency (TCA) who was all over the news last week after Comm ... More >>
As chairman of the Orange County Transportation Authority, the Transportation Corridor System Board of Directors and the Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency (TCA), Tustin City Councilman Jerry Amante (pictured) is all over the news today, reacting bitterly to the Commerce Secretary Carl ... More >>
While the nation struggles with two wars, financial disasters, devastating hurricanes, regular political sex and ethics scandals, ridiculously priced gas and global warming, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) has been busy attempting to singlehandedly solve the already solved 196 ... More >>
In May, we posited that southern hip hop and Fox News share much in common. Possessing both an anti-intellectual streak and a populist one, they’re beloved by red-staters and hated on by the coastal elites, be they liberals, hipsters, Ghostface or Nas. The piece concluded: If you're still not conv ... More >>
World-Class Beer Tasting Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Enjoy the frites (we prefer them avec mayonnaise) and learn to love something other than Budweiser. Price: $14 Per Person KIMERA 19530 Jamboree Rd. Irvine, CA 92612 949-261-1222 It’s Too Darn Hot: Climate Change Panel, 7 p.m. Special gues ... More >>
Movie of the week: The Killers
Movie of the Week: Who Killed the Electric Car?
'Give us all a breakthe Mexican wetback has become the majority.'
Feb. 7-Feb. 13
WEB EXCLUSIVE! Ladies and gentlemen, the propositions!
Ninth-annual Caring for Creation Interfaith Conference
It says right here that our Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger has sold his eight Hummers after converting to the cause to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. You'll recall that then-action star Schwarzenegger was the one who convinced Hummer's manufacturer to sell the all-terrain military vehicles to ci ... More >>
The El Toro Shuffle? The Great Park Gavotte? The Irvine Ranch Water District Toxic Waltz? We should come up a name for the little dance. It's a simple four step dance, and very familiar one. Scientists point out a looming environmental threat and call for government action. The Bush administration, ... More >>
Is It Hot in Here: A week among Republicans
After a corrupt Congressional electoral committee declared Republican Rutherford B. Hayes the winner of the 1876 presidential election, Samuel Tilden, the Democratic candidate and the actual winner of the election, left politics and, as Gore Vidal delicately put it, "retired to private life and to t ... More >>
The End of Suburbia and the future slums of Irvine
Forest fires? Blame Bush
And the Beatles vs. the beetles
2002 was the year that sucked the chrome off the future
Not to mention a chocolate banana
Six of Americas worst corporations are your neighbors!
From global foolishness to microimperialism, the rich own you. And you like it that way
W. on the verge of power, America at the edge of the abyss