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The Climate Case for Hydrogen

The Christian Science Monitor recently reported, To stop climate change, flat CO2 emissions aren't enough.“For the first time in 40 years, the global economy grew while carbon dioxide emissions stalled. But experts warn that this won't be enough to...

Posted March 26, 2015    

Global Warming: Out of Sight, Peace of Mind

The biosphere is the 12.4 mile thick zone of life on Earth represented by the following visual courtesy of The Encyclopedia of Earth.The oceans make up a large portion of the biosphere with most life occurring in the Euphotic Zone, which reaches to...

Posted March 20, 2015    

$43 Billion: Current and Rising Cost to Canada of Environmental Inaction

Peter Dykstra recently pointed out that some prominent environmental veterans are talking up nuclear power as a climate change solution.Canada was amongst the original countries to experiment with fission for commercial use and in 1962 built a small...

Posted March 4, 2015    

Can Humanity Coexist With Rising CO2 Levels?

According to the Working Group III contribution to the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), without additional efforts to reduce GHG emissions beyond those in place today, emissions growth is expected to persist driven by growth in global...

Posted February 17, 2015    

The Lowest Cost Renewable Energy Comes With a 2000 Percent Environmental Dividend

NASA and NOAA have proclaimed 2014 the warmest year ever recorded. It was the year also in which scientists identified heat movement into the ocean depths as the reason an atmospheric warming hiatus has existed for the previous 15 years.Just as...

Posted January 29, 2015    

Prescribing a Cure for the Health of Both the Planet and its Inhabitants

"Burning fossil fuels harms the health of both the planet and its inhabitants." - The Economist.As the following image courtesy of dreamstime.com suggests that buring has given the planet a fever. It has hydration issues and its pH is out of whack....

Posted January 17, 2015    

Mining the Climate Data

We live in the Information Age. Geophysicists mine seismic data to find new oil and better techniques for enhancing production of old fields. Politicians mine data to raise funds, stir passions and fears and learn the likely voting patterns of...

Posted December 24, 2014    

Fossil Fuel Blowout

The Copenhagen Accord of 2009 essentially put a quota as well as “best by” date on fossil fuels. When combined with a growing perception that these are yesterday’s energy sources, the recent plunge in oil prices takes on a new perspective.One...

Posted December 12, 2014    

From Coast to Coast to Coast, Canada's Ocean Temperatures Approach 4 Degrees Celsius Above Normal

September and October were the hottest months ever recorded and continued the record breaking streak commenced in April that almost assures 2014 will be the warmest year ever.The manifestation of these temperature increases is evidenced from coast...

Posted November 25, 2014    

Converting Global Warming to Global Energy

As a business strategy, the legitimate conversion of a liability into income is the most successful possible outcome.Creative accounting is not new to the energy sector as witness Enron’s inflation of revenues through a model that failed to record...

Posted November 5, 2014    

A Climate Mitigating Energy Strategy

Belaboring the obvious, Haewon McJeon, an economist with the U.S. energy department and lead author of a new report in the journal Nature, Climate change: A crack in the natural-gas bridge (behind a pay wall) says in a Scientific American article,...

Posted October 23, 2014    

Short-Circuiting Sea Level Rise

Sea level rise can be short-circuited with energy systems that pay for themselves with the power they generate.The heat of global warming is going principally into the oceans; mainly in the top, mixed, layer of the tropical seas. One impact of...

Posted October 14, 2014