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Gizmos & Gadgets: Rowbot Robot Tends to Farmers’ Fields

September 21, 2014 – No part of our highly technological economy today is free of being rethought by applying automation in the form of robots. In the past I have written about ... Continue Reading →
Dutch dykes

Rising Tides – Mitigation versus Consternation

September 19, 2014 – On two sides of the planet, two countries describe approaches to dealing with a consequence of climate change – rising sea levels. One has unveiled ... Continue Reading →
ULA Blue Origin BE-4 rocket engine

Blue Origin to Replace Russia’s RD-180 for U.S. Rocket Flights

September 18, 2014 – Quietly lost in the background of this week’s NASA announcements is the news that Jeff Bezos’ company, Blue Origin, is to provide United Launch ... Continue Reading →
Greenland dark snow

Disturbing Arctic Facts – Disease Migration and Dark Snow

September 17, 2014 – Recent reports on areas north of 60 degrees latitude point to rapid climate change in this region of the planet. What’s happening? Distemper virus ... Continue Reading →
The New Climate Economy

Every Government Official Should Read This – Choosing Between Economic Growth and Fighting Climate Change is No Longer An Issue

September 16, 2014 – In today’s Financial Times, Pilita Clark has written an article entitled, Growth and fighting global climate change not incompatible. Did you hear that? ... Continue Reading →
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No One Should Think That Money Spent on NASA is a Waste

September 16, 2014 – One of my readers shared the following infographic called NASA Spinning Off Since 1962. It highlights the inventions, discoveries and economic return on investment ... Continue Reading →
South America Global Roadmap

An Explosion of New Roads for the 21st Century

September 15, 2014 – By 2050 we will have to invest in a new road network 25 million kilometers in length to keep up with human population growth and infrastructure requirements. ... Continue Reading →
Climate Change Scorecard

New York Climate Summit Report Card – Who is Tackling Climate Change Best?

September 14, 2014 – We are less than 10 days away from the planned climate summit of 125 nations taking place in New York City on September 23rd. So I thought it would be useful ... Continue Reading →
Planet over Profit

Is Lowering Trade Barriers Incompatible with Mitigation Strategies to Address Climate Change?

September 13, 2014 – Countries seem to be getting together to develop free trade zones and global trade agreements. This trade liberalization over the last few decades is considered ... Continue Reading →
Ebola is real Liberia

Ebola Continues its Deadly March Through West Africa

September 12, 2014 – The number of cases reported is well over 4,300 now with more than 2,300 having succumbed to the virus. In Liberia, where the picture below was taken celebrating ... Continue Reading →