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Familiar Patterns of Man-made Disasters, Part 3 of 4: Climate Change (no Chinese hoax!)

Posted on August 7th, 2017 by

This post is the third in a series of four discussing avoidable disasters caused by human beings. Of the four posts three describe examples of disasters created by human beings Continue reading “Familiar Patterns of Man-made Disasters, Part 3 of 4: Climate Change (no Chinese hoax!)” »

Familiar Patterns of Man-made Disasters, Part 2 of 4: Smoking (The death toll keeps growing!)

Posted on July 29th, 2017 by

This post is the second in the series of four about avoidable disasters caused by human beings.  Three of the posts describe examples of man-made disasters: 1. Asbestos published July 17; 2. Smoking (July 31); and 3. Climate change (August 7).  Continue reading “Familiar Patterns of Man-made Disasters, Part 2 of 4: Smoking (The death toll keeps growing!)” »

Familiar Patterns of Man-made Disasters, Part 1 of 4: Asbestos (hardly an old issue!)

Posted on July 17th, 2017 by

Yes, hardly old!  Every five minutes someone dies of a disease related to asbestos inhalation!

What is a disaster?

Merriam-Webster dictionary defines disaster as “a sudden calamitous event bringing great damage, loss, or destruction. Continue reading “Familiar Patterns of Man-made Disasters, Part 1 of 4: Asbestos (hardly an old issue!)” »

The World’s Greatest Problems Demand Engineering Innovation

Posted on July 13th, 2017 by

Futurists and technologists recently came together to draw up their own list of 14 “Grand Challenges” that they believe must be tackled by the end of this century. Among these challenges are security issues such as preventing nuclear terror and scientific goals like reverse-engineering the human brain. Continue reading “The World’s Greatest Problems Demand Engineering Innovation” »

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