Since the 1960s, we have been confronting, with increasing urgency, our duty to conduct ourselves as responsible stewards of nature. Now, the systems that sustain life are under unprecedented threat. The IPCC has warned in three comprehensive science reports since August that our window of opportunity is closing for a successful effort to counter and […]Read more "The Time is Now"
Can we phase out fossil fuel dependency at the speed required by ongoing emergencies? The illegal invasion of Ukraine, by a military force financed by revenues from international energy markets, raises the question about how best to rapidly reduce dependency on imported oil and gas. We look here at four forces driving the political, economic, […]Read more "Go green at wartime speed"
In January 2021, the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists warned the “Doomsday clock” was at “100 seconds to midnight”. The COVID-19 pandemic has destabilized economies and nation states, compounding risk factors that could lead to nuclear conflict. The authors, including 13 Nobel Laureates, warned that: wanton disregard for science […]Read more "Climate emergency is a threat to international peace & security"
It was on this day 120 years ago that Max Planck first shared his quantum theory. As a result, the future of physics, technological innovation, communications, and information-sharing, were fundamentally altered. We are now moving into an age when energy, technology, and our application of science to sustainable human development, will align more closely with […]Read more "Smart Money, Business & Tech will align with Paris"
The future of energy is being shaped by many converging forces, among them: Fast-moving multifaceted innovation; The geophysical and human health need for clean energy; Sustained and expanding growth-potential for low-carbon investments; Urban planning, energy-efficient building, and utility reform; Financial innovation, including integration of Earth science insights; The COVID-19 pandemic disruption. The COVID-19 pandemic emergency […]Read more "Energy Must Be Adaptive, Agile, Accessible & Pollution-Free"
How much do we value human freedom? For thousands of years people of all variety of experience and influence have debated whether free will exists and which universe would be more full of virtue and good fortune—one that is fated or one that is free. Today, technology is flooding our experience with hard-to-trace information and […]Read more "2020 Vision: Choose Freedom"
The Paris Agreement establishes a foundation for responsible collaboration among nations, to achieve the speed and scale of innovation needed to avoid climate disaster. This is no small thing: Before 2015, no such detailed planet-wide collaborative process had ever been conceived, much less agreed. Then 193 nations agreed to pursue the Sustainable Development Goals and […]Read more "Paris Agreement withdrawal is senseless & wasteful"
The widespread ongoing assault on open access to truth is spreading injustice and obstructing greatly needed innovation. For 240 years, one after another society acted in some way to break free from the deep injustice of the feudal system, in which some people owned others and human rights were more an ideal than a reality. […]Read more "Knowledge Economy: Outmaneuvering Disinformation & Injustice"