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Published on September 30th, 2009 | by Susan Kraemer

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The Strange Times Review

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September 30th, 2009 by
 
There’s a Bizarro World quality to this period in history. Anyone covering news in these Interesting Times cannot possibly chronicle all the news that really marks the journey as we careen into our unimaginably strange future. Add yours in comments, but here’s what I found:

California regulators decreed that, by law, your your car has to be cool. Also seaweed killed a horse on a French beach using just fumes and British engineers suggested that buildings be wrapped in slime to absorb CO2. A fossil fuel reduced our carbon emissions. British scientists taught agricultural runoff to clean up nuclear waste.

Scientists found climate change will make it harder to breathe. Also there will be no rain for a billion people and there were five tornadoes in Maine this year. The US DOE did not fund an innovative inflatable car. An entire new ecosystem was being eyed for use as a new source of renewable energy.

An Armada of abandoned cargo ships lies becalmed near Borneo. Climate change created a fuel so we can continue to drive. By 2100 we will stop growing food because of drought in the Midwest, also fruit in California. Australia turned red from climate change as America was preoccupied with whether their President was a Red. Scientists are trying to grow crops in salt water and smelly fish prompted a Chinese Mayor to create the dawn of the ecological civilization. Australia is moving nuclear waste around.

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About the Author

writes at CleanTechnica, CSP-Today, PV-Insider , SmartGridUpdate, and GreenProphet. She has also been published at Ecoseed, NRDC OnEarth, MatterNetwork, Celsius, EnergyNow, and Scientific American. As a former serial entrepreneur in product design, Susan brings an innovator's perspective on inventing a carbon-constrained civilization: If necessity is the mother of invention, solving climate change is the mother of all necessities! As a lover of history and sci-fi, she enjoys chronicling the strange future we are creating in these interesting times.    Follow Susan on Twitter @dotcommodity.



  • http://www.greentech-bg.net Sevdalina Peeva

    What about claims about nuclear power Renecaince? With no one single new plant on-line in last year? This is small, unimportant and unsignificant detail of glourias picture of bright present and future of the industry according to its advocates.

    We should add of cource claims of nucies that they produce for the humanity clean,safe, carbon neutral and most environmental-friendly kind of energy. Sometimes litteraly helped in their efforts by mafia to procede troublesome waste and keep the public around the world calm and happy.

  • http://www.greentech-bg.net Sevdalina Peeva

    What about claims about nuclear power Renecaince? With no one single new plant on-line in last year? This is small, unimportant and unsignificant detail of glourias picture of bright present and future of the industry according to its advocates.

    We should add of cource claims of nucies that they produce for the humanity clean,safe, carbon neutral and most environmental-friendly kind of energy. Sometimes litteraly helped in their efforts by mafia to procede troublesome waste and keep the public around the world calm and happy.

  • http://thecoolgadgets.com edward

    The center issues of the global warming lies on the perceptions of money, politics and technology.

    When those factors depend too much on the conventional way of energy production, by which industry sectors have devoted such a tremendous amount of money and infrastructures building.

    This will at the end means diversifying and implementation of new technology will only subject to more investment need to be made.

    Thus, the paradox condition lies between government, businesses and global concern over climate change.

    Will the human race survive the test? Only time could tell!

  • http://thecoolgadgets.com edward

    The center issues of the global warming lies on the perceptions of money, politics and technology.

    When those factors depend too much on the conventional way of energy production, by which industry sectors have devoted such a tremendous amount of money and infrastructures building.

    This will at the end means diversifying and implementation of new technology will only subject to more investment need to be made.

    Thus, the paradox condition lies between government, businesses and global concern over climate change.

    Will the human race survive the test? Only time could tell!

  • Susan Kraemer

    Ha, Becky…Killer algae rampaged.

  • http://glueandglitter.com Becky

    Wasn’t there also a dog that was killed by algae?

    Woa, it looks like more than one! http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090927/ap_on_re_us/us_drought_deadly_algae

  • http://glueandglitter.com Becky

    Wasn’t there also a dog that was killed by algae?

    Woa, it looks like more than one! http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090927/ap_on_re_us/us_drought_deadly_algae

  • Susan Kraemer

    Ha, Becky…Killer algae rampaged.

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