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What’s All the Rush?

I consider myself an American progressive and maybe even a liberal. But I can very well relate to why in some more American conservative in parts of my country may consider we out West far too progressive. I do believe … Continue reading

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Climate Change: Part 3 – Runaway Climate Change

Positive Feedback Loops exists extensively in many aspects of engineering, science, everyday life, and nature. It occurs when a small part of the energy of something that starts gets siphoned off into something that makes what is happening get larger and larger… Let me explain very simplistically. Local Climate Change and Global Warming can trigger a positive feedback loop effect from a number of sources causing Global Warming to accelerate beyond just the greenhouse gases that man creates. When this happens more greenhouse gases continue to accelerate due to nature itself which may eventually be greater than man’s emissions… Continue reading

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Climate Change: Part 1 – The Fundamentals

What is Climate Change and what causes it? The answer is very simple yet extraordinarily complex. Greenhouse gases are the cause of Global Warming. But in order to understand this phenomenon one must first understand the scientific principles behind the Greenhouse effect. A greenhouse consists of a structure that is totally enclosed with glass. A very neat property of glass is that it allows most of the sun’s rays to penetrate through the glass, especially the long wavelength rays called infrared. These rays are the ones that make you feel hot when standing directly in sunlight… Continue reading

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2015 UN Paris Climate Summit – Are We Committed?

The first UN Climate Change Summit (COP21) in 20 years convened in Paris just days after the recent Terrorist attacks there. Its goal is to draft legally binding and universal agreements on climate, with the aim of keeping global warming below 3.6°C… Our nation has officially been a strong advocate for reducing greenhouse gases yet 57% of Republican Congress Members deny anthropomorphic (man caused) Climate Change arguing there is nothing we can do to stem it in spite of universal scientific consensus to the contrary. Continue reading

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Affluence, The Plight of All Things Natural

Affluence is the economic state of having considerable wealth relative to the majority of the general population. Throughout history the powerfully affluent have been responsible for wars, disease, pollution, waste, over consumption of resources, and upsetting the balance of nature. Affluence, by its very nature, perpetuates poverty to provide cheap goods and labor to serve its many pleasures. Wherever affluence exists pollution and poverty are sure to fester where resources, natural or human, exist to feed its voracious appetite for extravagance and convenience. Modern man has existed for some 200,000 years … Continue reading

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Harnessing Greenhouse Gases

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is the primary Greenhouse gas that contributes to Global Warming around the world. What if this CO2 and other Greenhouse gases could be captured and turned into something useful to man so that it doesn’t get released into our atmosphere? In fact there is some research being done around the world to see if this can be done but not much funding or public press is given to such research. Having a manufacturer process for capturing and using most of the CO2 released by power plants for example would have a significant impact on Greenhouse gas emissions and thus Global Warming. Continue reading

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The Ultimate Superbug

The news sometimes reports about certain superbugs bacteria that defy all attempts to eradicate it using antibiotics and other medical wonders.  They play havoc upon the human body by endlessly destroying tissues until the organs give up and the body … Continue reading

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The Mother of All Problems that No One Wants to Deal With

I consider population a problem when a social-economic structure produces more problems than solutions and can no longer sustain itself.  We have witnessed throughout history the fall of many great civilizations and empires due to this.  Nations often try to … Continue reading

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Nuclear Power Plant Shutdowns and their Consequential Impacts on Global Warming

As nuclear power plant shut down greenhouse producing power plant will take their place thus replacing clean energy with much more dirty greenhouse gas energy. This will significantly add to the greenhouse gas burden. Anti-nuclear activists who are ofter also greenhouse gas opponents don’t seem to realize this. It will be decades before alternative energy can replace such clean power. Continue reading

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Does Eliminating Nuclear Power as an OPTION for Replacing CO2 Emitting Power Plants Make Sense?

A case is presented that Nuclear Power, especially fusion from breeder reactors, should be considered as an Option for a source of non-greenhouse gas power generation. It has the potential of generating non-greenhouse power for the next thousand years. The potentials for accidents and the taking of lives by nuclear power is miniscule compared to lives taken annually by weather events as a result of Global Warming. Global Warming is happening at a faster rate than scientists had predicted and solutions urgently needed now. Continue reading

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