Where Saltwater and Freshwater Meet There is Potent Energy

February 17, 2017 – Ever heard of the salinity gradient? At Pennsylvania State University, civil engineers are working to develop a form of electrical power generation from where ... Continue Reading →

Sea Ice at the Poles Shrinking Both North and South

February 16, 2017 – Reports of Arctic sea ice coverage this year indicated the second lowest level since we began keeping records (1979). Lower sea ice in the Arctic has been ... Continue Reading →

Evidence of the Anthropocene Found in the Deepest Ocean Trenches of the Planet

February 14, 2017 – On Valentine’s Day I want to talk about love of planet. In this year’s January-February issue of Discover magazine, a review of the 100 top science ... Continue Reading →

Annual Global Risks Report for 2017 Has Extreme Weather Events at the Top of its List

January 19, 2017 – The World Economic Forum (WEF) publishes an annual risks report citing those factors posing the greatest challenge to the global economy. In its 12th edition, ... Continue Reading →

Climate Change and 2016: Tipping Points in Evidence in a Noteworthy Year

    December 31, 2016 – With the year coming to an end it seems appropriate to look at the issue of climate change and evidence and events we witnessed in 2016 that ... Continue Reading →

Sub-Sea Carbon Storage to be Tested in North Sea

December 16, 2016 – Carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) involves extracting carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases (GHGs) from industrial processes and burying the ... Continue Reading →

Why Antarctic Ice Not Reacting the Way We Expect in the Age of Climate Change

December 14, 2016 – A paleoclimatologist from the University of Cambridge with colleagues from the USA, New Zealand, and Germany, have published this week in the journal Nature ... Continue Reading →

Why is Methane Spiking in the Atmosphere and What Can We Do About It?

December 12, 2016 – More potent in the short term than carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) has recently spiked in the atmosphere reaching concentrations of 1,830 parts per billion. ... Continue Reading →

Canada Fights Global Warming While Approving New Oil Pipelines – Does This Make Sense?

December 2, 2016 – In my country we have just witnessed the approval of two oil pipelines, one a refurbishment and rebuild (Enbridge Line 3), the other a twinning pipeline expansion ... Continue Reading →

When Climate Change Becomes Personal it Gains Relevance

November 25, 2016 – The ice storm that struck Toronto back around Christmas 2013 created levels of personal awareness for most Torontonians about extreme weather. People started ... Continue Reading →