Jan 22, 2015 12:48:46 PM
Jan 15, 2015 12:10:10 PM
I spent last week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)—an almost overwhelming ocean of innovation—during which 170,000 people converged on Vegas to see the most advanced and ingenious products, technologies, and prototypes that the human mind can comprehend. This year’s show was as vibrant and interesting as ever, flaunting lofty visions from inventors and entrepreneurs across the globe.
Everywhere I turned, I was blown away by the extent of human imagination. The show offered a glimpse into the far reaching depths of the digital age, which is currently only in its infancy. There were autonomous vehicles, unmanned flying objects (drones), robots, cloud computing technologies, virtual reality devices, streaming TV systems, wearables, 3-D printing, smartphones, and apps galore.
Dec 30, 2014 2:26:25 PM
2014 was a pivotal year for the climate. According to NOAA, average global temperatures were the hottest ever recorded, and greenhouse gasses continue to run rampant. However, several important steps were taken to address our changing climate, and on the whole, it’s fair to say that meaningful, and hopefully long-lasting, progress was made this year.
Dec 23, 2014 12:21:27 PM
The Dutch Post-Impressionist painter Vincent Van Gough said that “great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.” Like Van Gough’s artwork, comprised of singular brilliant strokes united together to form a masterpiece, the past few weeks have witnessed a series of activities that, combined, may turn out to be game changers in the quest to mitigate the risks of climate change.
To begin with, leaders from around the world convened in Peru to negotiate the Lima Accord, a much anticipated framework for a global treaty expected to be signed next year in Paris, requiring countries to submit domestic policy plans that limit greenhouse gas emissions with transparent metrics, identifiable methods of verification, and measurable milestones.
Dec 18, 2014 6:57:33 AM
After two weeks of somewhat frustrating and sometimes heated negotiation, delegates representing 196 countries at the COP20 meetings in Lima reached a climate change agreement on Sunday that, if enacted, would commit every nation across the globe to reduce its rate of greenhouse gas emissions.