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| Optimistic ponderings on humanity's future |

| With credit where credit's due to Jack Judge and Henry James "Harry" Williams |

[I try to only use rights free images, but please let me know if you think I've made a mistake.]

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August 28, 2015

[Solar Impulse round the world flight]

As we head deeper into the 21st Century, the problems for the human species seem to keep mounting up.

Population pressures, increasing social inequality, scarce resources, a changing climate, the globalisation of... everything. Everywhere you look it seems there are issues we need to address to secure the prosperous future that surely just about everyone wants for the next generat...

August 23, 2015

[Image | Community Innovations]

I often talk about the need to find solutions to the world's problems that also make a profit.

I realise that it isn't always possible to do, but if you're looking to find long-term, resilient solutions, then doing it in a way that makes someone a load of cash is a pretty sure fire way to make sure it happens.

Shared Value is one example of the type of paradigm shift we need if we ar...

August 18, 2015

[A beached tanker on Staten Island | Hurricane Sandy 2012]

After 4 years in 'the climate trenches', I've seen and heard my fair share about the negative impacts of climate change.

I've also too often witnessed human beings' negative side as many of the those in government, business and broader society put self-interest above the interests of a threatened society.

They seem to be forgetting that we're all...

August 2, 2015

 [A CETO Wave Energy Unit | Western Australia]

On 3rd August Carnegie Wave announced a $4.3m (£2m) grant awarded by the Scottish Government for the development of a wave energy power conversion system.

This latest funding commitment is important for many reasons but, perhaps most significantly, it demonstrates a growing confidence in the technology's potential from overseas.

Carnegie's CETO technology has been...

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