Agriculture Faces Many 21st Century Disruptors

September 18, 2017 – Our perspective on agriculture is about to go through dramatic changes as this century unfolds. What are some of the disruptive forces at work? Global population ... Continue Reading →

The Last Year of the Holocene was 1491

August 23, 2017 – Why is a blog site devoted to writing about the future devoting a posting to what happened over 500 years ago? I have a history degree. That’s what I studied ... Continue Reading →

World’s Tropics Getting Fatter with Global Warming

July 28, 2017 – It’s going to take some amazing dieting to reduce the Earth’s bulging tropical zone over the next century and beyond. The official tropics lie between ... Continue Reading →

Union of Concerned Scientists Try to Calculate Cost of One Meter Sea Level Rise

July 23, 2017 – To ignore sea level rise is to ignore the most visible evidence of global warming. Our seas are rising 3 to 4 millimeters per year. That’s not a big number ... Continue Reading →

Double Whammy Risk of Crop Failures From Climate Change States British Research Study

July 16, 2017 – Two days ago I wrote about declining aquifers in the breadbaskets of the world with a particular focus on the vulnerability of India and Pakistan because of overdrawn ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: New AI Tool Mines Satellite and Aerial Images With Surprising Results

July 2, 2017 – Giving a penny (a coin no longer in existence in Canada) for this artificial intelligence’s (AI) thoughts will buy you a whole lot of interesting data. The ... Continue Reading →

Will We Still Be Human in Another Hundred Years?

June 7, 2017 – Evolution and technological innovation are at a crossroads for our species here in the 21st century. We, through natural processes, have developed big brains. Those ... Continue Reading →

Surprise: The Country That Can Most Impact Climate Change Isn’t the United States or China, It’s India

May 30, 2017 – In the last week experts on China’s population have questioned whether the government’s population figures are accurate. These experts feel the numbers ... Continue Reading →

Seas Rise While King Trump Pushes Back Against the Tide of Climate Change Action

May 27, 2017 – The G7 (Group of Seven) meetings in Italy will end today with a communique of common action by its members representing the world’s largest democratic economies. ... Continue Reading →

The Challenge of the 21st Century – Reflections on 2,000 Postings to this Blog Site

March 28, 2017 – It has been seven years of writing, this journey of mine. Today marks the 2,000th entry to the site which I began back in October of 2009. I’ve enjoyed ... Continue Reading →