Empires in 2100

The Three Main Imperial Powers, The USA, Russia - RFR, and China -PRC.  The United States dominates the World with more GDP per year than Russia and China combined.  Theses three also generate the majority of CO2 emissions warming our planet.  Surprised? Well, all I plot here are the predicted Crop Suitability charts from MapX.org …

Spreading Critical Optimism

  One of the tenets that came out of the GJP (Good Judgement Project) when funded by IARPA (Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity) was this idea of being a critical optimist.  The best forecasters - the so-called "super-forecasters" - were always open, modest if not down-right humble, mostly cheerful people.  Yet extremely critical; the best …

Bill Gates!

"Patient capital to support cutting-edge clean energy companies." Therein lies only one mystery.  What the hell does that mean? Well, no clarification necessary.  We know Bill and Melinda Gates. We grew up in his Seattle.  We know where Bill went to school, and even the aspirations of his parents before Microsoft, and the roles they …

“Energy Transition Paradox,” by Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Board, Volkswagen AG

“I can understand every young person who takes to the streets on Fridays.”  - Herbert Diess 14FEB20 “At the Wolfsburg plant, Volkswagen AG we are replacing our two coal-fired power plants with gas-steam turbines. From 2022, we will save 60% of CO2 – equivalent to the emissions of 870,000 cars. “But 300 kilometres to the …

“Food Sovereignty” – Valerie Segrest, Muckleshoot

  "The Indian tribes around the Puget Sound have practiced sustainable balance with its foods for thousands of years, but now the prairie lands and mountain berry meadows are disappearing and salmons runs are dwindling. Valerie Segrest, a member of Muckleshoot tribe and native foods educator tells us to listen to the salmon and cedar …

Honour the Mukleshoot

Very respectful. Very humble, yet strong.  The Muckleshoot are the descendents of the Duwamish, Upper Puyallup, and Coast Salish First Peoples of Seattle.  Today, the First Nation of Muckleshoot reside between the White and Green Rivers. Travelers on the Canoe Journey,  we meet today upon the lands they ceded.    

The AAAS Convention – First Light . First Day.

Former Secretary of Energy Prof. Dr. Steve Chu, calls for a new definition “wealth” at the Plenary Session today.  and yet immigrants are responsible for much of that material wealth that Prof Chu wishes to re-define, or redefine away. I did meet Jasmine Sadler, who is promoting S.T.E.A.M., which I whole-heartily support! Her organization is …