The Miocene Epoch Climate

During the Miocene period earth’s climate, had changed from cold to warm. In the Miocene epoch kelp forests appeared and became part of the earths most productive ecosystems. The Miocene epoch began 23.8 million years ago, and ended 5.3 million years ago (“The Miocene Epoch”. The Miocene Epoch. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Jan. 2018.). Many … Read more

Rhetorical Analysis Of James Hansen’S “Why I Must Speak Out About Climate Change” 

The former opening line of NASA’s mission statement, “To understand and protect the home planet,” served as a sensible basis for Dr. James Hansen to dedicate his life to the study of climate change and to present his findings to most of the modern world. Yet despite being a credible source and producing factual information, … Read more

Sahel Drought in the late 20th Century

Drought by definition is “a function of rainfall” (Agnew and Chappell 1999, p.299). However, this definition is insufficient, only considering precipitation results in anomalies that cannot be explained. Unless it is a purely meteorological drought, even then local and regional human impact increases the stress (Thomas and Goudie, 2009). Factoring in local variabilities, and human … Read more

Review Of Smart Meter Data Analytics

With growing populations and economies globally, in addition to climate change impacts to the most vulnerable parts of the world, being able to better quantify, and assess our current electrical consumption will be crucial for our security and long-term sustainability. According to the United Nations latest statistics, half of humanity – 3.5 billion people – … Read more

Reaction to Leonardo DiCaprio’s Before the Flood

Summary Before the Flood is a National Geographic film starring Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who travels through various countries to meet with scientists and leaders in order to discuss the damage done by and future dangers of climate change. The movie begins when DiCaprio was appointed to be the Messenger of Peace at a United … Read more

The climate change debate in the United States

Climate change is on the international policy agenda primarily because of warnings from scientists. Their forecasts of a potentially dangerous increase in the average global temperature, fortuitously assisted by unusual weather events, have prompted governments to enter into perhaps the most complicated and most significant set of negotiations ever attempted. Key questions – the rapidity … Read more

Floating Exchange Rates: The Only Viable Solution

For some, the collapse of Mexico’s economy proves that floating exchange rates and markets without capital controls are deadly. Others find the crash of the European exchange-rate mechanism (ERM) in 1993 to be proof that targeted rates will always be overturned by the free market. Many see the breakup of Bretton Woods as the failure … Read more

Industry affects global climate

The humanity is currently facing one its biggest problem ever. Indeed, the Earth is warming and consequences might be devastating for the future generations. There is a general agreement among scientists that Earth’s climate is being affected by industrial society. Industry affects global climate by releasing greenhouse gases (GHGs). The most significant GHG is carbon … Read more