Category: Science and Energy

Is Fracking Good or Bad?

Originally posted on Forbes.com on May 4, 2021 Why Is It An Emotionally-Charged Issue For Americans Fracking of oil and gas wells is a conundrum. On one hand, fracking was […]

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What global warming can do to us – Part 2

TEMPERATURES IN AUSTRALIA.In my new book, The Shale Controversy, one chapter is called Australia – Poster Child for Global Warming. I visited my old country in August 2019 for almost […]

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What global warming can do to us – Part 1

INTRODUCTION. Julian Pfitzner, a friend from Australia, first got me thinking about global warming when he told me fracking for oil and gas contributed to global warming, which he was […]

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The doomsday glacier

WHATS GOING ON WITH GLACIERS? First, glaciers move forward under the weight of the large ice sheets behind them. A typical speed is 10 inches (25 cm) per day. Second, […]

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Traveling to reality: Australia Part 3.

This story is adapted from a BBC report dated 9 November 2019. THE PRESENT. In early November 2019, concurrent wildfires were raging in eastern Australia and California. This is unprecedented […]

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A cosmic mystery, Part 2: Quasars.

TWO COSMIC MYSTERIES. I have personally encountered two cosmic mysteries early in my career – like about 40 years ago. They both involved massive, unprecedented sources of energy. The mysteries […]

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A cosmic mystery, Part 1: Gamma Ray Bursts.

TWO COSMIC MYSTERIES. I have personally encountered two cosmic mysteries early in my career – like about 40 years ago. They both involved massive, unprecedented sources of energy. The mysteries […]

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