Category: Science and Energy
The transition from fossil fuels to renewable energies.
May 28, 2021
Our Covid cases are turning the corner and I’m excited to be out and about again. I’m looking forward to hiking and sharing adventures with you. Even went dancing for […]
Is Fracking Good or Bad?
May 17, 2021
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 […]
What global warming can do to us – Part 3: Sea level rise serious by the year 2100.
January 31, 2021
BACKGROUND.Previous articles in this series include:Part 1: What global warming can do to us –If greenhouse gas emissions are not reduced the global average temperature is predicted to reach higher […]
What global warming can do to us – Part 2
September 28, 2020
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 […]
What global warming can do to us – Part 1
September 14, 2020
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 […]
New book release: The Shale Controversy by Dr Ian Palmer.
August 8, 2020
INTRODUCTION. “Whether you are pro or con fracking, this book provides a solid science foundation and weighs the issues to reveal the facts around the shale controversies. Truly an informative […]
The doomsday glacier
January 29, 2020
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, […]
Traveling to reality: Australia Part 3.
November 25, 2019
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 […]
The world’s oldest intact shipwreck and Noah’s Flood
October 27, 2019
This story is adapted from a BBC report by Matthew Ponsford dated 22 October 2019. Recent research efforts using underwater remote operated vehicles (ROVs) has ventured below the Black Sea […]
A cosmic mystery, Part 2: Quasars.
June 30, 2019
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 […]