Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Is Oakland Overdue for Another Firestorm?

The Oakland firestorm of 1991 carbonized thousands of homes and vehicles and killed 25 people. (CAL OES)

Right before deadly fires broke out last weekend in California’s wine country, John Radke, a Berkeley professor who specializes in fire modeling and environmental planning, tossed and turned in bed. “I couldn’t sleep all Sunday night,” he recalls. “I thought, This is 1991 all over again. I could feel it—the conditions were all the same.”

Radke is referring to the 1991 Oakland hills firestorm, a…

Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: How Do You Stop Drivers From Colliding With Wild Animals?

In the San Francisco Bay Area, high-speed, high-volume traffic and seasonal migrations have created a maelstrom of animal-driver carnage. A motorcyclist was recently killed when he struck a large deer. A cyclist flying down a hill smacked into a deer and suffered a concussion and memory loss. The region ranks among the worst for wildlife-vehicle collisions in California, according to a report from UC Davis.

The number of drivers smashing into animals—deer are by far the most common victims, but t…

Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: The World’s Soaring CO2 Levels Visualized as Skyscrapers

If you want an unusual but punchy telling of the world’s explosion of climate-warping gases, look no further than this visualization of CO2 levels over the past centuries soaring like skyscrapers into space.

A Brief History of CO2 Emissions” portrays the cumulative amount of this common greenhouse gas that humans have produced since the mid-1700s. It also projects to the end of the 21st century to show what might happen if the world disregards the Paris Agreement, an ambitious effort to limit wa…