About This Blog
I’m a veteran journalist in news- papers, magazines, public radio and on the web. I have dual US/EU citizenship and I divide my time between Seattle and Normandy, France.
The more I report on climate change, energy, transportation, resource consumption and related issues, the more I see connections and commonalities between how Europeans are tackling these problems and how we’re going about it in the Pacific Northwest.
This blog is my effort to connect those dots in ways that might help us all find ways of living that leave a green, healthy planet for our grandchildren.
To learn more about me and my work, please visit www.liammoriarty.com.
Category Archives: Politics
Three top news items emerged from the G-8 summit in Northern Ireland last week … No one is going to do anything serious about Syria anytime soon Vladimir Putin does not play well with others The US and EU will … Continue reading
French authorities are going to great lengths to play down any concerns about Sunday’s fatal accident at the Marcoule nuclear complex in southeast France. “It was an industrial accident, not a nuclear one,” was the line echoed by several officials, … Continue reading
Fifty years ago this week, residents of an already-divided Berlin woke up to find East German soldiers ripping up streets and stringing a barbed-wire barrier through their city. Within days, a 96-mile-long fence surrounded West Berlin, cutting it off it … Continue reading
“The battle belonged that morning to the thin, wet line of khaki that dragged itself ashore on the Channel coast of France.” – Gen. Omar N. Bradley I just spent a gloriously warm and beautiful summer day at Omaha Beach … Continue reading
Now, Norway has its very own Timothy McVeigh … As with the Oklahoma City bombing 16 years ago, the initial public reaction to the horrific events in and near Oslo was to finger Muslim extremists. The online comment boards of … Continue reading