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 →

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 →

African and Asian Urban Expansion by 2030 Will Impact Critical Farmland

January 25, 2017 – The rapid expansion of Asian and African cities, fueled by rural to urban migration will have a significant impact on croplands and yields by 2030 states a ... Continue Reading →

The 21st Century: Our Journey to Immortality or Extinction

October 15, 2016 – It is the Ides of October and I have resolved after seven years of writing this blog to attempt a synthesis of much of its content into a book which will bear ... Continue Reading →

Three “Ps” the World Needs to Master in the 21st Century – Part 2: Politics

August 29, 2016 – There was a time in the 20th century when democracy faced its biggest challenge. It was the Second World War and totalitarian states wielded significant power ... Continue Reading →

3 “Ps” the World Needs to Master in the 21st Century – Part 1: Population

August 28, 2016 – The climate change we are observing today is anthropogenic in origin. It is by far the most formidable challenge we humans face in the 21st century and beyond. ... Continue Reading →

David Suzuki Asks How Much Food Can Cities Produce?

August 26, 2016 – In the latest email from the David Suzuki Foundation, it looks at urbanization, climate change, and food production pointing to a future where cities become ... Continue Reading →

Byproduct of 21st Century Technology – A Rising Class of Precarious Positioned People

August 7, 2016 – The word that describes these people is precariat and they have been referred to as “the dangerous class” by British economist Guy Standing, from ... Continue Reading →

David Suzuki Talks About Feeding Humanity in a Warming World

May 30, 2016 – The David Suzuki Foundation focuses on the environment and sustainability. In this piece farming is the focus and there are some surprising issues to which we on ... Continue Reading →

What Happens if Climate Change Impacts Food Production In Vulnerable Countries?

May 19, 2016 – To adapt to temperature rises of 2 Celsius we will have to change the way we produce food. That has economic consequences. The most likely one we are already seeing ... Continue Reading →