Carbon Taxes Come to America

May 16, 2017 – A carbon tax block of states is forming in the American Northeast as I write this posting. Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts have legislation ready to ... Continue Reading →

Newly Elected Emmanuel Macron Invites American Climate Scientists to Come to France

May 12, 2017 –  The President-elect of France has a far different message on climate change than America’s Donald Trump. In a video posted to YouTube, Emmanuel Macron ... Continue Reading →

The Mess Donald Trump Says He Inherited Will Only Get Worse if He Ignores California

May 11, 2017 – To describe the United States as being a “mess” upon President Trump’s ascendancy to the office of President is hard to justify based on the growth ... Continue Reading →

Why Do Americans Need Scientists on a Board of Scientific Counselors?

May 8, 2017 – The new look Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the United States has little to do with protecting the environment or science. The latest move by Scott Pruitt, ... Continue Reading →

On the Eve of the 80th Anniversary of the Hindenburg Fire We Look at the Current State of Hydrogen as an Alternative Fuel

May 5, 2017 – The most compelling event around hydrogen remains to this day the catastrophe of the Hindenburg, a German-built dirigible that went up in flame and smoke over Lakehurst, ... Continue Reading →

Oil Exploration Companies Continue Deepwater Drilling While the Rest of Us Talk About Climate Adaptation and Mitigation

May 4, 2017 – Will we witness another Deepwater Horizon in our lifetimes? Highly likely considering that oil exploration in the deep ocean continues unabated. The infographic ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Zinc-based Battery May be the Breakthrough to Make Electric Vehicles Ubiquitous

April 30, 2017 – Range anxiety, recharge infrastructure. recharge time, and battery volume and weight are among the issues that continue to make electric vehicles (EVs) less attractive ... Continue Reading →

American Companies Take Lead in Fighting Global Warming in the Absence of Federal Government

April 26, 2017 – A week after the last presidential election in the United States, 365 companies, and major investors addressed the incoming president with a plea to address climate ... Continue Reading →

On Earth Day 2017 I Ask What Will It Take to Not Have to Have an Earth Day 2100?

April 22, 2017 – Today we honour the Earth in a tradition that is now going on almost 50 years. The first Earth Day was instituted during the administration of President Richard ... Continue Reading →

Scientists Describe Path to Ten Terawatts of Energy from Sunlight by 2030

April 21, 2017 – Scientists from the United States, Japan, and Germany have outlined how the planet can get solar capacity up to 10 terawatts in the next 13 years. In 2015 solar ... Continue Reading →