The Great Debt

Space Exploration and Climate Action In the next two decades, humanity will come to a crossroads. If we take Buzz Aldrin’s advise and “Get our Asses To Mars” and end humanity's contributions to Climate Change we have a slim chance. Or, we perish here on Earth. But in the excitement for Mars settlement; space exploration; …

The Sword of Orion

©Dr Kenneth M. Beck: Orion's Sword in two frames, 5 X 15" each, stacked; 12800ISO ;FL2350mm f/10. From the balcony of the author.

The Clean Air Act of 1970

“The ruling strikes down weak rules for coal-burning power plants and gives the Biden administration a freer hand to impose tighter restrictions. By Lisa Friedman for the New York Times, 19JAN20 “Judges’ eviscerated the Trump administration’s core argument: that the only possible way to interpret the Clean Air Act of 1970 is that the federal …

The Roles of Wind and Sea Ice in Driving the Deglacial Change in the Southern Ocean Upwelling: A Modeling Study

This paper with attached PDF is an important advance in how to understand a changing environment directed by humans use of fossil fuels, and to more appropriately deal with interactions of different material phases in our World through modeling a fully coupled global climate TraCE-21ka model, specifically directed at appreciating the Southern Ocean and Antarctic …

Advances in catalytic homogeneous hydrogenation of carbon dioxide to methanol

SayanKar, Jotheeswari Kothandaraman, Alain Goeppert, G.K. Surya Prakash Received 13 October 2017, Accepted 25 October 2017, Available online 6 December 2017. Cite: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcou.2017.10.023 Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute and Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California, University Park, Los Angeles, CA 90089-1661, United States PNNL NewletterPNNL Lab scientist Jothi Kothandaraman is developing processes to make fuels …

Conversion of CO2 from Air into Methanol Using a Polyamine and a Homogeneous Ruthenium Catalyst

Jotheeswari Kothandaraman, Alain Goeppert, Miklos Czaun, George A. Olah, and G. K. Surya Prakash Cite this: J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 3, 778–781Publication Date:December 29, 2015 https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.5b12354 Copyright © 2015 American Chemical RIGHTS & PERMISSIONS Abstract “A highly efficient homogeneous catalyst system for the production of CH3OH from CO2 using pentaethylenehexamine and Ru-Macho-BH (1) …