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I've been thinking of different ways scientists and engineers could have prepared the world population for the extreme weather problems. By not financing weaponry but instead innovative solutions to natural disasters we could have been way ahead of the game by now.
September 27, 2009
"View the most impressive site of the world! - Δείτε το πιο εντυπωσιακό site του κόσμου!"\r\nBreathing Earth. This real-time simulation displays the CO2 emissions of every country in the world, as well as their birth and death rates.(Suggested by John Patra, Greek blogger extraordinaire, a not to be missed site.)
August 30, 2009
Greenhouses are a mini example of the phenomena called 'the greenhouse effect.' Unfortunately in the years following the Industrial Revolution gases causing air pollution have gotten trapped in earth's atmosphere and they are Heating Things Up.
August 26, 2009
In a democratic society each person has a right to voice their suggestions and opinions in a polite way. Each voice is important whether you write to your mayor, your state representative or your U.S congressional representatives. Some tips for coming up with an idea plus a website with tips for writing to elected officials.
August 21, 2009
What is the difference between Global Warming and Climate Change? The meanings of the terms have become hidden because of all the political innuendo attached to them.
August 20, 2009
The most important difference in Crete and the rest of Greece from the United States is that the majority of doctors here are well-trained and committed to good health care for their patients. Now is a good time for the U.S.A. to switch to Medicare Health Care for All: do away with superfluous paperwork, let patients keep their own records and take the temptation of pharmaceutical perks out of the doctor's office.
July 23, 2009
The dirtiest corporations in existence characterize themselves as 'green' and 'environmentally friendly.' Be Discerning! Young journalists and filmmakers force us to visually accept the reality of all the hype.
July 03, 2009
The EU is taking a lot of criticism mostly from the U.S.A. and England. If the critics would take a closer look at the accomplishments between science, technology and education they might see a different picture. Often their assumptions forget to include, quality of life, in their equation.
July 03, 2009
“European Union takes turn right.” I don’t agree with this headline which I’ve heard and seen in English several places such as BBC and NPR. I also don’t agree with low turnout being a referendum on dissatisfaction with the European Union. The daily advantages of easy travel and purchasing between countries seems to already be taken for granted.
June 09, 2009
Overwhelming, isn't it, trying to decide where to start to improve the environment? Maybe this Environmentalism 101 starter check list will help.
May 26, 2008
born and raised on a farm in Iowa now living in Crete raising two daughters, writing,taking photos,working on environment issues, cooking with fresh food and always trying to learn how to speak Greek by dropping my Middle West accent!