Facing Future Blog

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November 10, 2023

Fixing the Climate Crisis – Part 2

by Robert Hunziker

How to Fix the Climate Crisis is a multifaceted affair; a National Geographic November 2023 article, The Race to Save the Planet, Can Technology Help Fix the Climate Crisis? that this two-part series is based upon focuses on the nexus . . .

November 6, 2023

Fixing the Climate Crisis

by Robert Hunziker

National Geographic’s November 2023 cover story is entitled The Race to Save the Planet. Can Technology Help Fix the Climate Crisis? by Sam Howe Verhovek. This headline puts climate change squarely in crisis mode, and by implication “the race to . . .

October 28, 2023

20,000 Toxic Sites in Sagging Arctic Permafrost

by Robert Hunziker

New studies show the Arctic heating up 4-times the overall rate of global warming. This startling rate in one of the most sensitive environments in the world could trigger toxic disasters in up to 20,000 industrial contamination sites. Twenty-five percent . . .

October 22, 2023

Unrelenting Drought Clobbers the Amazon

by Robert Hunziker

Global warming is consuming vast portions of the planet with a swagger that defies all expectations. Rivers in the Amazon rainforest are drying up. This is not supposed to be happening to such an extent, even during the dry season. . . .

October 13, 2023

Fukushima Up Close, 13 Years Later

by Robert Hunziker

The world is turning to nuclear power as a solution to global warming, but it is postulated herein that it is a huge mistake that endangers society. One nuclear meltdown causes as much damage over the long-term as a major . . .

October 6, 2023

Antarctica’s Dicey Summer

by Robert Hunziker

The past couple of years in Antarctica have been a rough and tumble affair of erratic climate change with record-high temperatures and totally unexpected ice shelf collapse. The continent is starting to reflect the impact of a warming planet that’s . . .

September 29, 2023

Antarctica Hits Records as Global Heat Looms Large for 2024

by Robert Hunziker

“Climate breakdown has begun. Our climate is imploding faster than we can cope,” UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. (Source: 2024 Likely to be Hottest Year on Record, Phys.org, September 6, 2023) A report from the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research . . .

September 26, 2023

Climate Emergency Update, September 2023

by Robert Hunziker

Earth’s climate system is in a state of emergency. Emergencies are defined by four specific elements, i.e., (1) seriousness (2) unexpected (3) dangerous, and (4) requiring immediate action. Based upon a new YouTube broadcast by the inveterate commentator Dr. Peter . . .

September 16, 2023

Global Warming Did The Unthinkable

by Robert Hunziker

Jungfraujoch’s foreboding temperatures this September at the top of the world in Switzerland at 2.25 miles altitude alarmed glaciologists. If anybody has lingering doubts about global warming’s strength of power to directly impact Earth’s ecosystems, think again. Antarctica, at the . . .

September 8, 2023

Japan’s Insane Immoral, Illegal Radioactive Dumping

by Robert Hunziker

Japan cannot possibly outlive the atrocity of dumping radioactive wastewater into the Pacific Ocean. In fact, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) is an example of how nuclear meltdowns negatively impact the entire world, as its toxic wastewater travels across the . . .

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