Archive for the 'Global Warming' Category

Another Global Warming Day

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

One day past the Winter Solstice, after 34 hours of rain melted last week’s half-foot of snow, the flooding Vermilion River rushes on its winding way to Lake Erie. This seems to be another global warming-type day — heavy rain, instead of snow at solstice time. Now, I understand that you can’t for sure peg […]


A Red-Letter Day for Solar Energy as Solar Plane Lands in Morocco

Monday, June 11th, 2012

June 5th, 2012, became a red-letter day for solar energy, as Bertrand Piccard landed the Solar Impulse solar-powered airplane under a full moon in Rabat, Morocco. The flight, which started in Madrid, marked the first intercontinental flight for a solar airplane. And its next jump will take the Solar Impulse to Ouarzazate, Morocco, where workers […]


Nikola Tesla Sought Abundant, Clean Energy for Humanity

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Nikola Tesla was a visionary inventor who devoted his life to making an abundant, clean energy supply for humanity. Among his inventions toward that end were alternating current (AC) power transmission, the AC motor, and the bladeless turbine.1 He also invented radio, neon & fluorescent lighting, x-ray imaging, robotics, wireless remote control, wireless energy transmission […]


Old Law Could Stop Corporate Dinosaurs

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Haplocanthosaurus, where it belongs. Cleveland Museum of Natural History Since U.S. states abandoned their old laws that curb corporate power, many corporations have become dinosaurs — huge beasts that have outlived their time, but that keep on stomping through the world.1 One type of dinosaur is the big oil company, whose products feed disastrous global […]


There’s No Warm Time Like the Present

Friday, December 4th, 2009

Today’s global warming is unique among the Earth’s warm periods. The rise in average world-wide temperature (0.7°C over the past 100 years) is much faster-paced than the warming after an ice age (4 – 7°C over 5000 years).90 And the rise of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere (80 parts per million (ppm) — up […]