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Disturbing Arctic Facts: Disease Migration and Dark Snow

Len Rosen's picture

Recent reports on areas north of 60 degrees latitude point to rapid climate change in this region of the planet. What's happening?

Every Government Official Should Read This: Choosing Between Economic Growth and Fighting Climate Change Is No Longer an Issue

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In today's Financial Times, Pilita Clark has written an article titled "Growth and fighting global climate change not incompatible." Did you hear that? Economic growth, the creation of jobs, increased Gross National Product - you in government no longer have to concern yourselves that enacting climate change mitigation strategies is going to drive your country into depression or worse.

No One Should Think That Money Spent on NASA Is a Waste

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One of my readers shared the following infographic, titled NASA Spinning Off Since 1962. It highlights the inventions, discoveries and economic return on investment resulting from NASA. For every dollar invested by the government the American economy and other countries economies have seen $7 to $14 in new revenue, all from spinoffs and licensing arrangements. That amounts to in $17.6 billion current NASA dollars spent to an economic boost worth as much as $246.4 billion annually.

Eat What Comes Naturally: Human Services of the Future

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Dan Abelow's picture

Think of human services as something you guide through collaborative Governances that share ideas and advances at the speed of networks. When we work together vendors will learn to design the products and services you want.

Unexpected Consequence of More Opportunities

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Cynthia Wagner's picture

America appears to have reached the Singles' Singularity—and one of the reasons may be the proliferation of dating sites. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 50.2% of the adult U.S. population are unmarried, up from 22% in 1950.

An Explosion of New Roads for the 21st Century

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By 2050, we will have to invest in a new road network 25 million kilometers in length to keep up with human population growth and infrastructure requirements. This represents a 60% increase from 2010, with almost all of these new roads located in the developing world.

Seven Reasons Why the Value of Human Life Is Increasing Exponentially

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What’s the value of a human life?

For some of you this is a very disconcerting question because it attempts to put a dollar value on a person, something we value in far different ways.

Why I Became a Neo-Progressionist

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Michael Lee's picture

The other day, I realized that years of systematic study of the future had turned me into what can only be defined as a "neo-progressionist."

New York Climate Summit Report Card: Who Is Tackling Climate Change Best?

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We are less than 10 days away from the planned climate summit of 125 nations taking place in New York City on September 23rd. So I thought it would be useful to take a quick climate change snapshot, rating the efforts of individual nations. That made me wonder - how are nations being measured? What constitutes a success? Who leads the pack? Who is failing?

Is Lowering Trade Barriers Incompatible with Mitigation Strategies to Address Climate Change?

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Countries seem to be getting together to develop free trade zones and global trade agreements. This trade liberalization over the last few decades is considered to be a "good thing" overall. World trade has increased to levels 32 times greater than in 1950. In parallel while international trade has risen so has atmospheric carbon with CO2 concentrations rising from 310 parts per million (ppm) to today's 396 ppm. Is there a correlation? Do carbon emissions rise when international trade increases?

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