Author Archives: Bruce

About Bruce

Work for sustainable development of small islands; ex-Peace Corps (Volunteer and staff) in LA & Caribbean; cruised Caribbean on S/Y Meander for three years; like small tropical islands, French canals, Umbria, Tasmania, and NZ. Married 52 years. President of Island Resources Foundation.

“Bizarre Spikes” Becomes a Standard Feature of Climate Change — not just in the Arctic

Check it out — an opinion piece from E&E in February of 2018. from Medium <https://medium.com/@Michael_Spencer/arctic-alarms-climate-scientists-with-bizarre-temperature-spike-ac1354427b97&gt; Michael K. Spencer  The original business insider. A tech Futurist and Editor of FutureSin. WeChat: mikekevinspencer Feb 27 2018 Arctic Alarms Climate Scientists with … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change, Futures

Book about Providencia or New Providence, or ¿Santa Catalina?

from the New York Times Book Review section for Sunday, 13 May 2018 — NONFICTION Pirates, Runaways, Smugglers and the Occasional Aristocrat   Review By Michael Pye                           … Continue reading

Posted in Small Island

Tools for Change — Donor Advised Funds

from Slate [personal note — Kincey and I have a couple of donor advised funds, funded through local Community Foundations. Commercial fund managers like Fidelity are not the only tools that can be used by individuals to set up a Donor … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Society

One Way to Stop Killing Our Reefs . . . .

from Slate <https://slate.com/technology/2018/05/hawaii-bans-coral-killing-chemicals-because-sunscreen-producers-wont.html&gt; FUTURE TENSE Get Sunburned, or Contribute to the Death of Coral Reefs Sunscreen producers are putting tourists in a no-win situation. By RACHEL WITHERS MAY 07, 20185:55 AM Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Thinkstock. Future Tense … Continue reading

Posted in Fun

Samuelson on Health

Some adult talk about solving the heath care standoff from the Sunday, April 30th, Washington Post OpEd pages, by economic guru Robert J. Samuelson: There’s a genuine solution to our health-care problem By Robert J. Samuelson          … Continue reading

Posted in Fun, Governance, Health, politics

Ronan Farrow, Pulitzer Laureate

[I first saw Ronan Farrow when he was a noontime CNN News host (or whatever those talking faces are called) two or three years ago. At the time I thought he was a smarmy pretty-boy airhead. Apparently I was wrong, … Continue reading

Posted in Governance, Media, politics

ISLANDS ADRIFT – Post Irma/Maria State-of-Preparedness of the Eastern Caribbean Islands

This report by BVI Beacon Editor Freeman Rogers and a team of reporters from the Center for Investigative Journalism (CPI) in Puerto Rico. Check the article at the link above for some excellent photography not shown in this text copy … Continue reading

Posted in Disaster Management, Futures, Governance, Information, Media, Resource Management, Small Island, Tourism