There is a notion afoot that our agricultural production can simply migrate toward the poles in the face of climate change as areas in lower latitudes overheat and dry up. Few people contemplate what such a move would entail and whether it would actually be feasible. One assumption behind this falsely reassuring idea is that […]
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I’m taking a short break from posting this week. I expect to post again on Sunday, November 19.
A friend of mine recently outlined as follows his method for thinking about important issues: Look at the big picture, avoid groupthink, and remember history. First, the big picture. People too often think only about the narrow field in which they work or the community or nation in which they live. But whatever the topic, […]
The narrative about Catalan independence is that two major cities, Madrid and Barcelona, are competing for power, and one has decided that the best path forward is to declare independence from Spain and free itself of Madrid’s dominance. There is certainly something to this narrative. As CNN reports: Catalonia accounts for nearly a fifth of […]
Deja Vu All Over Again I recently saw an article discussing the use of solar panels by the U.S. military. It cited a Department of Energy (DOE) study concluding that the military needs to rely more on solar power in order to eliminate weaknesses in the grid. The article speculated that, with military funding to […]
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of communicating with Jennifer Gangi (@fuelcellgirl) who is the FCS&EE spokesperson for the upcoming Fuel Cell Seminar & Energy Exposition (November 7-9, 2017 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California). As I will be attending this year, I was curious about several aspects of the upcoming Seminar […]
Whether you regard President Donald Trump’s rejection of America’s trade agreements as a good thing or a bad thing, few people understand what canceling them would mean. From an ecological point of view, abruptly pulling out of trade agreements, agreements which have resulted in innumerable long-term investments and commitments, is the ecological equivalent of a […]
Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell SUV is a plug-in hybrid fuel cell electric vehicle which is in pre-production and will be the first of its kind when it rolls out commercially in the summer of 2018. Here are the top 10 items you may not know about this vehicle: Both the fuel cell and large rechargeable lithium-ion […]
Revisiting Conventional Wisdom Just when you think you have a good handle on the facts, along comes a study that casts doubt on some of the “conventional wisdom.” At least, that was my reaction when I read a summary of two recent reports on natural gas projections. Among the “blockbuster” findings were the following: Fracking […]
October 8th is National Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Day every year now since the 114th U. S. Congress made a unanimous declaration pushing this day into existence on September 28, 2015. My website went live in late 2005 and I published my first blog post about hydrogen and fuel cells on April 05, 2006. In […]