Category Archives : Product Distribution

Efficiency (Part Four)

Tweet In part one of this efficiency series we defined efficiency as avoiding waste in doing something. Waste encompasses materials, energy, efforts, money and time.  Looking at the sun-earth system, essentially the same amount of energy is delivered by the sun each day. Some of that energy is stored for future use and the rest […]

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Efficiency (Part Three)

Tweet In the previous article, the implied conclusion was that humanity should convert to solar power for everything it does, both mechanically and biologically.  But what does this really mean and HOW (the really hard part) do we do it? Energy consumption for humanity is driven by humanity itself. Let’s consider what this means.   […]

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Efficiency (Part Two)

Tweet In the previous postwe looked at the world (earth) and concluded that it is best to maintain its temperature as a “constant” for the sake of humanity.  At the same time it was noted that the release of earth’s stored energy from coal, gas, oil, etc., increases the “free” energy available.  While this may […]

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Water, Water Everywhere

Tweet “Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink,” from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1797-1798. On Earth, 97 percent of the water is saline, in oceans, seas and saline ground water.   Per Wikipedia, “Fresh water is naturally occurring on the Earth’s surface in ice sheets, ice […]

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THE LIST OF 18

Tweet During the past 19 posts, each item in the List of 18 has been presented with, hopefully, enough background to better define each item and hint at the challenges in each area.  Before moving on, a summary of the list is useful for contemplating the interaction between each item in affecting the future of […]

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FEEDING HUMANITY

Tweet During the past 20 columns, 18 areas worthy of study regarding future needs were considered, generally independently.  It is appropriate now to consider a few questions related to multiple items on the list.  Let’s get started.   In 1798, The Reverend Thomas Robert Malthus, in An Essay on the Principle of Population,[1] examined population […]

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STUFF – Product Dist.

Tweet Product Distribution – Item 2 of the List of 18.  Published in the LA Daily Post, 9 Feb 2017 As an example consider bottled water.  Not the fancy kind loaded with non-water molecules or perhaps carbon dioxide (CO2).  Just plain water – H2O.  At a local grocery price level “ordinary” bottled water can be […]

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