UN Human Rights on climate change

Is Climate Change a Human Rights Issue?

July 13, 2015 – The United Nations is looking at climate change not just from the science perspective but as an issue of human rights. At a forum held in Geneva this month Bangladesh, ... Continue Reading →
Classroom

Education and the Future – Two Paradigms

July 12, 2015 – Young people face a very different future from previous generations. Career paths outside of hard science professions are not as secure as in the past. Any work ... Continue Reading →
Phage treatments

The War on Bacteria is Moving Away from Antibiotics

July 11, 2015 – Since penicillin first arrived on the scene we have been hooked on antibiotics to fight disease. The benefit – an incredible increase in human longevity. ... Continue Reading →
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Climate Summit of the Americas Produces Pan-American Action on Climate Change

July 10, 2015 – In conjunction with the Pan-American and Parapan Games being held in Toronto starting today, leaders from the participating countries including sub-national jurisdictions ... Continue Reading →
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Volcanoes and Climate

July 10, 2015 – It’s just another day in the Earth’s Ring of Fire, the area of our planet where volcanoes and seismic activities predominate. Ringing much of the Pacific ... Continue Reading →
Stem Cell HIV therapy

HIV News from Classroom Education Slashing Infection Rates to Stem Cell Treatment

July 8, 2015 – The world map seen below shows the extent and concentration of HIV infections in human populations between ages 15 and 49. The statistics are from 2013. Estimated ... Continue Reading →
problem-solving

Peter Diamandis Talks About Directed Goals for Billionaire Philanthropists

July 7, 2015 – In his latest email blast Peter Diamandis talks about “impact pledges.” What are they and how do they differ from the type of investment Bill Gates ... Continue Reading →
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New Study States Marine Phytoplankton will Adjust to Rising CO2 Levels

July 6, 2015 – In some respects this is a good news story. A study appearing in the ISME Journal this month exposed 400 generations of phytoplankton to rising levels of CO2 in ... Continue Reading →
climatejustice

Climate Injustice on Display in the Streets of Toronto Today

July 5, 2015 – Marchers have gathered here in Toronto for a mass demonstration in support of “climate justice.” The moving force behind what is expected to be a worldwide ... Continue Reading →
Big Rip theory

Just How Far into the Future Can We See? Ask Cosmologists

July 4, 2015 – To all my American readers a happy 4th of July. As a researcher bent on understanding the future and where humanity is going I seldom think about this within a ... Continue Reading →