Featured Article

52 Pickup

Screen Shot 2014-09-23 at 8.15.49 PM

According to Wikipedia, the game 52 Pickup requires at least one player who is familiar with the game and one player who wants to be initiated into the game. The first player, as “dealer”, throws the entire deck into the air so the cards land strewn on the floor. The other player must then pick them up. Other card games sometimes transpose into this game. For an example, a child falling behind in Go Fish or Crazy Eights, or bored by a never-ending game of War, may simply declare “52 Pickup!” and sweep all the cards off the table. So it is interesting how, on the Watts Up site, a list of 52 highly miscellaneous climate-related statements related to “the hiatus” are strewn about randomly, as if by a petulant child losing a game. Your correspondent dutifully picks them up, but only because a prominent scientist appears to have been misled by this trick, and is misleading others. [more]

Recent Features

Featured Quote

Engage

Open Thread

  • Autumn Open Thread

    Anything goes. Proposed topic: What next? What comes after the New York City march in pulling together a global grass roots policy consensus? I mean, we need one, don’t we? [more]

Beyond Planet Three

Conversations about worthwhile sustainability readings from elsewhere on the web

Beyond Planet Three Archives

Featured Video

  • McKibben’s Pitch

    There’s something to be said for making the pitch look like this. But really, the enemy is ourselves, isn’t it?

Featured Image

Featured Image Archives