Mars One Lander animation

Mars One Continues on its Path with Latest RFP Announcement for 2018 Lander

July 10, 2014 – At the end of June the Mars One team announced it was seeking proposals from academics and researchers as well as commercial businesses to populate the payload ... Continue Reading →
mesoscale eddies

Argo Programme Paying Dividends in Our Study of the Oceans

July 9, 2014 – Back in April of 2012 on this blog site I wrote a posting about the ocean and Argo Programme, the deployment of 3,500 floating sensors to measure physical and chemical ... Continue Reading →
Polar Vortex January 2014

The Polar Vortex and Global Warming – Does One Disprove the Other?

July 8, 2014 – In the June 15 issue of Nature Climate Change, climatologist, Dr. James Screen, Mathematics Research Fellow, University of Exeter, has submitted an article entitled ... Continue Reading →

What is the Greatest Threat to Humanity in the Next Few Decades?

July 7, 2014 – Over breakfast this morning I got into a debate with a friend about threats to humanity in the near future. I argued that anthropomorphic influence on the environment ... Continue Reading →

Organic and Cheap – A New Battery for Renewable Energy Sites

July 6, 2014 – If there is one area of engineering pursuit that appears to be inventing all types of new technologies it is the area of energy storage. The most recent innovation ... Continue Reading →

In Brazil There is a War Going on in the Rainforest

July 5, 2014 – The picture below, courtesy of Jeff Tollefson of Inside Climate News, is not of a soldier, but a member of the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable ... Continue Reading →
Feng and Huang towers

China to Build Kilometer High Sustainable Tower

July 4, 2014 – Happy 4th of July to all my American readers. The great American experiment is 238 years young today. America has been a leading innovator, a beacon of technological ... Continue Reading →
Impact of climate change: flooding in India.

Agriculture in the Face of Climate Change Has to Up Its Game to Meet Future Population Demand

July 3, 2014 – In 2050 our human population will exceed 9 billion. That’s almost 2 billion more than those living today. And that means 2 billion more mouths to feed. At ... Continue Reading →
Freshwater shortages

Freshwater Scarcity May Be Our First Climate Change Adaptability Challenge

July 2, 2014 – It may not be the heat or rising sea levels, or even frequent severe weather events that create the greatest challenge to humanity and other life on the planet. ... Continue Reading →
Canada flag

A Former NHL Goaltender Asks Canadians To Look at Our Days Ahead

July 1, 2014 – It is my country’s 147th birthday today. Yes Canada as a confederation is now almost a century-and-a-half in age and as part of that celebration, the Toronto ... Continue Reading →