The Climate in Emergency

A weekly blog on science, news, and ideas related to climate change

The Time Has Come


“The time has come, the Walrus said, to talk of many things.

Of shoes and ships and sealing-wax, of cabbages and kings.”

That’s Lewis Carrol, of course. I’m not the first person to use those lines of his to try to open a dialogue, and I doubt I’ll be the last. What I want to dialogue about is the future of this blog.

While future plans aren’t by any means set, I’d like to expand the project. I want to get the message out to more readers, and I’d like to develop a platform to bring people together around solutions, some kind of project-incubator,if you will.

To expand, I’ll need an expanded budget. Right now,I do get a stipend to cover my own time, but to take the project to the next level I’ll need to be able to hire assistants, use publicizing tools that are not free, and so forth.

I have some ideas, but before I do anything I want to check in with readers.

So, what suits you? I cover a lot of topics here on these posts–what do you like? What do you want to see more of? More science,more current events, more suggested solutions? More profiles of scientists and activists?

Are there any services I could add that would make this blog more useful to you? Like an ask-an-expert feature (I’m not an expert,but I do know several) or a page of useful links?

What fundraising methods would appeal to you? I could just ask for donations,or I could set up page where you could buy artwork or donated writing,or I could do raffles or organized fundraisers….What seems best to you?

I’m asking what you want because, after all, you’re the readers. You make this project work. Without you, I’d just be a voice in the wilderness, as it were, crying a warning to no effect. With you–maybe, just maybe, we can do something about this emergency.





Author: Caroline Ailanthus

I am a creative science writer. That is, most of my writing is creative rather than technical, but my topic is usually science. I enjoy explaining things and exploring ideas. I have one published novel and another on the way. I have a master's degree in Conservation Biology and I work full-time as a writer.

3 thoughts on “The Time Has Come

  1. More suggested solutions would be a good thing, I also find the science and current events useful. How about t-shirts in addition to art work?

  2. The initial outlay could be small – just one sample to photograph. T-shirts for sale could be made are orders come in.

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