Scientists should see beyond flawed model for more accurate earthquake prediction

Julian Gresser says new warning system with more precursors of seismic activity shows promise. Today is the six-year anniversary of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, which killed nearly 70,000 people, injured over 370,000 others and left about 4.8 million people homeless. Few things in this life are certain, but the human tragedy attending mega earthquakes is […]

Accelerating Innovation Integration in the Green Industrial Revolution

Overview In the Green Industrial Revolution Woodrow Clark and Grant Cooke describe the environmental, social, economic, and political forces and some of the critical technologies that are driving a third global industrial transformation. These technologies  will shape the direction of Planet Earth in the 21st century. In an earlier book, Partners in Prosperity—Strategic Industries for the U.S. and […]

Fukushima and Foreseeability

If we could know the future, would we act any differently? Today we have untapped and largely unrecognized capabilities that can help us to foresee. We have new and powerful computers. There are new potentials in social media, in particular the transformational power of guided “smart” narratives. But do we truly want to see? That […]

Fukushima: Earthquake Prediction in the Shadow of Consensus Science

Fukushima: Earthquake Prediction in the Shadow of Consensus Science  By Julian Gresser, John Casey, and Dong R. Choi When will the next M7.9 + * earthquake-tsunami strike Fukushima? This could be a transformational question for the world. By good opinion the boiling spent fuel pools of Reactors 1-4 are secure up to this limit. But […]

Abe must act now to seal Fukushima reactors, before it’s too late

Julian Gresser, Ernst Frankel and Jerome A. Cohen say complacency is putting the world at risk Dear Prime Minister Abe, the Fukushima crisis is getting worse. Yet you have an option at your disposal to resolve it. But first you must begin by challenging a chain of untested and dangerous assumptions that have lulled you […]