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 →

Can a Modern Economy Thrive on a Low Carbon Diet?

December 22, 2016 – Apparently the two are separable. Economies and carbon-based energy do not need to be in lockstep. Take these last two years. The global economy grew 6.5% ... Continue Reading →

Politicians Call for Stock Exchanges to Back Climate Change Financial Disclosure for Listed Companies

December 20, 2016 – Back in 2013 The Guardian published the highlights of a report in the journal Climatic Change which analyzed corporate sources of anthropogenic carbon dioxide ... Continue Reading →

American Municipal Leaders Talk About Climate Change as the Octopus in the Room

December 15, 2016 – “We’re looking to a future where we’re going to be underwater,” states Coral Gables, Florida, Mayor Jim Cason. He and Dawn Zimmer, ... 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 →

Peter Diamandis Talks About Universal Basic Income

December 11, 2016 – The idea of a universal basic income is one that is being looked at by many jurisdictions as they address the impacts of technology on work opportunity. Earlier ... Continue Reading →

American Intelligence Agencies to Investigate Russian Hacking of U.S. Election

December 9, 2016 – Could Russian hackers have laid the groundwork for a Donald Trump victory in the November presidential vote? The former head of the national security division ... Continue Reading →