Archive for the 'Global Warming' Category

Bertrand Russell’s Plan for World Peace and Progress: Maximize Individual Liberty, Abolish Capitalism

Sunday, December 14th, 2014
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“In dark days, men need a clear faith and a well-grounded hope; and as the outcome of these, the calm courage which takes no account of hardships by the way.” Thus begins “Political Ideals,” a short book by the famous British philosopher and champion of peace Bertrand Russell. Written during the depth of World War […]

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Another Global Warming Day

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013
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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 […]

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

Monday, June 11th, 2012
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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 […]

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Nikola Tesla Sought Abundant, Clean Energy for Humanity

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010
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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 […]

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Old Law Could Stop Corporate Dinosaurs

Sunday, January 24th, 2010
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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 […]

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