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  • Will The U.S. Help Stop Global Warming In Time?
    by Philip Eisner
    August 28, 2010

    We were forewarned for months that the U.S. Senate was not inclined to go along with the House bill on Global Warming, the Waxman-Markey ...

  • Global Warming - The Media vs. The Scientists
    by Philip Eisner
    August 28, 2010

    As the years go on by, the greatest story of this century, Global Warming. is not being told. At the very least, our media is not telling...

  • The Oil Spill and Global Warming
    by Philip Eisner
    August 28, 2010

    What does the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico have to do with global warming? A great deal, because a large fraction of our carbon dioxid...

  • The Gulf Oil Spill in a Global Warming Perspective
    by Philip Eisner
    August 28, 2010

    While the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is deplorable and may very well eventually ruin the shores of several Gulf States, it does prov...

  • Global Warming And The Melting of Glaciers And Ice
    by Philip Eisner
    August 28, 2010

    A few weeks ago we had an enormous amount of rain in our area. Many streets were flooded so that to get around by car, detours were commo...

  • Sustainability - A Philosophical Aside
    by Philip Eisner
    August 28, 2010

    People often express their goal in life as a desire to "contribute to mankind in some way." Perhaps it will be in music, dance, or art; s...

  • It's Time To Face Facts
    by Philip Eisner
    August 28, 2010

    The other night I heard a lecture (on YouTube) given by a Stanford professor of the history of science, Naomi Oreskes, who has co-written...

  • Global Warming News
    by Philip Eisner
    August 28, 2010

    Since I began writing these Saving Our Planet columns almost a year ago, I have generally been pessimistic about our chances of actually ...

  • Will We Stop Global Warming In Time?
    by Philip Eisner
    August 28, 2010

    The Copenhagen Conference was a failure. It was chaotic, overcrowded, and eventually accomplished very little except putting off definiti...

  • James Hansen's Latest Warning
    by Philip Eisner
    August 28, 2010

    I thought that for this column I would try a book review of a new book by the scientist that has most influenced my thinking about global...

  • China and Global Warming
    by Philip Eisner
    August 28, 2010

    I have been in China twice, both times in and around Hong Kong. There was terrible air pollution then (1990's) and from all the reports ...

  • Copenhagen Agreement
    by Philip Eisner
    August 28, 2010

    What has been accomplished at the December Copenhagen meeting to mitigate global warming? I did not expect miracles so I was not disappoi...

  • The Copenhagen Conference
    by Philip Eisner
    August 28, 2010

    During the time I have been writing these columns on global warming much has happened in the environment, in scientific research, and in ...

  • Methane/Natural Gas
    by Philip Eisner
    August 28, 2010

    Methane, CH4, is a common gas here on earth. It is found in the atmosphere, buried in garbage dumps, and deep in the ground, often in com...

  • Nature's Response to Global Warming
    by Philip Eisner
    August 28, 2010

    It seems to me that it would be interesting to look around and see the changes I have observed in nature over the last few decades that p...

  • CO2 Sequestration
    by Philip Eisner
    August 28, 2010

    They want to build what in Linden? A large coal power plant? You have to be kidding!! No, I am not kidding! The New York Times, The Newar...

  • Environmental Economics
    by Philip Eisner
    August 28, 2010

    Market Failures Our society has been subsidizing fossil fuels forever. Consumers do not pay the full costs of coal and oil and gasoline ...

  • Sustainability
    by Philip Eisner
    August 28, 2010

    "We won't find anywhere as nice as Earth unless we go to another star system."
 (Stephen Hawking) "What good am I if I know and d...

  • Business and Global Warming
    by Philip Eisner
    August 28, 2010

    The main theme of this column is business opportunities brought on by global warming/climate change and our efforts to prevent increasin...

  • Climate Change and Morality
    by Philip Eisner
    August 28, 2010

    Countries and their populations can take four types of action in regards to scientists' warnings about dangerous CO2-produced global war...

  • Can We Save The Planet?
    by Philip Eisner
    August 28, 2010

    I'm feeling philosophical this week. I've had an opportunity to sit back and think harder about the seven newspaper columns I have writt...

  • Solar Power
    by Philip Eisner
    August 28, 2010

    More than 45 years ago I attended an American Physical Society national meeting in Boulder, Colorado, at which a plenary session speaker ...

  • CO2 Emission Reductions and Wind and Nuclear Power
    by Philip Eisner
    August 28, 2010

    On July 13th, early in the morning, Paul Krugman's New York Times column on the Op Ed page greeted me at breakfast. He succinctly said w...

  • Automobiles of the Future
    by Philip Eisner
    August 28, 2010

    We cannot get along without it! It is so convenient! The automobile in our garage or driveway is a vital part of our American suburban cu...

  • Preventing Global Overheating - I
    by Philip Eisner
    August 28, 2010

    As I sit here at my desk typing out the beginning of this column, it is cool, and I notice it is raining as I glance out the window. On ...