21st Century Tipping Points: Will Donald Trump be for the 21st Century what Adolf Hitler was for the 20th?

January 21, 2017 – Last month I posted a blog describing 5 tipping points observed in 2016. Number 5 stated: “Electing a climate change denier to the position of President ... Continue Reading →

U.S. Strategic Plan on Global Change Looks at Geoengineering to Counteract Warming

January 20, 2017 – In the latest United States National Global Change Research Plan 2012-2021 (NGCRP), the first words of the Executive Summary state, “the global environment ... 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 →

2016 Set a New Milestone for Global Warming

January 18, 2017 – “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children.” This quote comes from Ramez Naam‘s book, The Infinite Resource: ... Continue Reading →

The War Over Climate Change Erupts in the United States

January 16, 2017 – By the end of this week a climate change denier will have replaced an action on climate change person as President of the United States. The world will have ... Continue Reading →

Asymmetric Federalism and Decentralization May Be Best Solutions for Governance in Our 21st Century World

January 2, 2017 – A survey of the geopolitics of our 21st century world demonstrates many cracks in the foundations of current government and policy. The late 20th century was ... 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 →

Even if the New U.S. Administration Tries to Revive Coal Mining It Won’t Mean a Return to Full Employment

December 28, 2016 – President-elect Donald Trump during the campaign told ex-coal miners in Pennsylvania and West Virginia that they should be prepared to get back to work full ... Continue Reading →

Both the U.S. and Russian Military Start Killer Robot Programs – the Rise of the Machines

December 25, 2016 – This is not a Merry Christmas message. In the past few weeks both the United States and Russia have admitted and even displayed robots that can be deployed ... Continue Reading →

Gene Drive: What is it? Why is the U.S. Military Concerned About it?

December 24, 2016 – Human evolution and in fact the evolution of all life on Earth is about to change because of a new technology called gene drive. It involves adding or removing ... Continue Reading →