Category Archives: Climate Change

Globalization

Artist: Enrico Bertuccioli I have summarized the overlapping global challenges that the world is now facing in multiple previous blogs. The burning issue that all of us must address is how to confront them. The cartoon above emphasizes that the … Continue reading

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US: Cruel Laws Must Still be Enforced??

Two weeks ago (April 12th), I wrote about how busy we all are this April, both with personal and global events: “COVID-19 is still with us and continues to have an impact on most of us. The Russian invasion of … Continue reading

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Fighting Russian Aggression & Learning How to Fight Global Wars in the Nuclear Age

Figure 1 – Source: Interest.co.nz The world is busy right now with several simultaneous global transitions that will leave an impact long after they are over. I have mentioned these transitions in earlier blogs. They include climate change, demographic saturation, … Continue reading

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April 2022

Monument for our April 13, 1945 liberation in Farsleben, Germany The “official” start of spring this year was on March 20th. However, this month started with April Fool’s Day and it seems that if the world’s events were divided among … Continue reading

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Single-Use Plastic and Decarbonization

Source: Advanced Waste Solutions As I mentioned in last week’s blog, I will temporarily leave the topic of the devastating Russian aggression against Ukraine and shift back to the impending global environmental threats connected to climate change. The Russian-Ukrainian conflict … Continue reading

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Fogs and Clear Skies

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Source: BBC) Previous blogs emphasized the fog of the Ukrainian-Russian war (March 8th) and the fog of the peace attempts (March 22nd) but even the combination doesn’t cover the reality of the Russian aggression. Many more … Continue reading

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Power and Politics in Education

The theme of the blog may look familiar to longtime readers of this blog, even if the exact title is new. If you put the title in the search box without quotation marks, you will get many related entries. The … Continue reading

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Back to the Energy and Population Transitions: Electrification and Brain Drain

In this blog, I will look at the ongoing global energy transition and the declining populations of rich countries around the world. I am specifically interested in attempts to redefine sustainable energy sources, as well as the ways in which … Continue reading

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How to Explain Reality

Last week’s blog focused on the name change of Facebook to Meta and on the cherry-picking phenomenon of selectively picking reality to fit our biases and trying to recruit more adherents to our views of reality. The borderlines between virtual, … Continue reading

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Population Transition Projections For the End of the Century

In last week’s blog, I mentioned a prediction that the global population would peak before the end of the century. This prediction was based on an analysis that was conducted by the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and … Continue reading

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