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 →

It is No Coincidence That There is a Correlation Between Technological Innovation and Growing Economic Disparity

April 15, 2017 – What separates the rich from the poor these days is looking more and more like technology. The rise of Silicon Valley and its billionaire entrepreneurs coincides ... Continue Reading →

Doomsday Clock Creeps Closer to Midnight with Dropping of “Mother of all Bombs”

April 14, 2017 – When I first saw the wire story about the deployment of the largest conventional bomb ever dropped on a target, I thought is this a “fuel-air” ordinance ... Continue Reading →

In the United States and India Young People Are Suing Their Governments Over Inaction on Climate Change

April 11, 2017 – A climate lawsuit launched by 21 youth in the State of Oregon charges the United States federal government with violating the essential rights embedded in the ... Continue Reading →

The Math to Keep Global Mean Temperatures from Rising More Than 2 Degrees Celsius

April 3, 2017 – The world faces a daunting task over the next three decades taking us to 2050. By that date, if we are to stop the relentless climb in global temperatures caused ... Continue Reading →

Will Any Country Achieve Paris COP 21 Targets?

March 29, 2017 – With Donald Trump’s latest executive order undoing the climate change action legacy of his predecessor, the United States has no chance of achieving its ... Continue Reading →

WMO, Doctors and Climate Scientists See Trump Presidency as a Climate Change Disaster

March 21, 2017 – It is spring in the Northern Hemisphere starting today, a beautiful day here in Toronto where I live. That’s the local weather and not the global climate ... Continue Reading →

The Battlefields of the Future: Robot Armies vs. Enhanced Humans

March 10, 2017 – In 1956, Lieutenant Colonel Robert B. Rigg, serving in the United States Army, wrote a paper entitled, “Soldier of the Futurarmy.” In it he described ... Continue Reading →

Armyworms on the March in Africa – Pose a Major Threat to Food Production

February 15, 2017 – One of the consequences of greater global integration is the spread of invasive species. In Africa, already feeling the impact of a drying trend associated ... Continue Reading →

A Visit to a Volcano Speaks of Untapped Geothermal Energy Potential

February 9, 2017 – It is the last day of our two-week stay here in Costa Rica. Yesterday we visited Rincon de la Vieja, the largest volcano in the country, and a source of geothermal ... Continue Reading →