Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:33:44 GMT People, Planet, Profits & Projects https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blogs/264100/People--Planet--Profits---Projects Can we reverse climate change? Should we? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/54375/Can-we-reverse-climate-change---Should-we- Sat, 08 Jun 2019 21:58:56 GMT Image credit A. Goodson https://www.agoodson.com/andy-potts-illustrating-complex-scientific-concepts-for-bbc-focus/ In the past few posts (four of them in the series Forest for the Trees), I discussed low-tech ways that we can assist nature in fixing climate change.  Most of these posts deal... Forest for the Trees, Part 4 of 4 https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/54208/Forest-for-the-Trees--Part-4-of-4 Sat, 01 Jun 2019 03:08:43 GMT This is the fourth and final (for now) post about forests.  This topic just continued to (bad pun warning) branch out on me. You’ve heard of a negative feedback loop or a death spiral?  You’ve probably seen them in your projects.  Here's an example: There is pressur... Forest for the Trees, Part 3 of ??? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/54064/Forest-for-the-Trees--Part-3-of---- Sat, 25 May 2019 02:25:14 GMT In the first two parts of this series, I’ve talked about the immense contribution forests make to sequestering carbon and in helping to mitigate climate change.  And in Part 1 it was pointed out that although we want to do more to help promote forest growth, it should be intuitively obvio... Forest for the Trees, Part 2 of ??? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/53930/Forest-for-the-Trees--Part-2-of---- Mon, 20 May 2019 00:14:13 GMT Prevent deforestation Foster reforestation of degraded land Promote the sustainable management of existing forests Why?  Again, forests are capable of: Producing oxygen Filtering Water Supporting biodiversity   ·        [endif]... Forest for the Trees (Part 1 of 3) https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/53528/Forest-for-the-Trees--Part-1-of-3- Mon, 06 May 2019 01:51:24 GMT (Flickr photo/Joshua Mayer) Projects (and/or programs) are sometimes about launching new software, building bridges, or researching a new technology.  Many of my most recent posts have been about the ocean – here we return to solid ground. This article is about a program to create new ... Shhhh! (Part 2 of 2) https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/53309/Shhhh---Part-2-of-2- Mon, 22 Apr 2019 18:48:48 GMT I started this two-part series with a short post about noisy seas – a different sort of ‘pollution’ that doesn’t get as much attention as the other important changes taking place in the ocean (microplastics, warming temperatures). It started with a very interesting article... Shhhhh! (Part 1 of 2) https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/53219/Shhhhh---Part-1-of-2- Tue, 16 Apr 2019 02:50:11 GMT Here’s a story about protecting ocean life that – in a twist – does not involve acidification, plastic, chemical pollution, melting ice, or climate change.  Those things are still all threats to ocean life, of course, but this post, which has some intriguing connections to pro... That old report card of yours... https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/53062/That-old-report-card-of-yours--- Mon, 08 Apr 2019 14:00:32 GMT Remember that report card you didn’t want your parents to see?   And by “too see” I mean that your best grades were “two Cs”? Well, forget about that – this post will make your old report card pale in comparison. As reported in Nature’s 28-Ma... April Fuel! https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/52926/April-Fuel- Tue, 02 Apr 2019 15:15:38 GMT I avoid posting on April 1, since it’s likely that all-y’all may not take the posting seriously.  So this is posted on April 2.  Because it's good news - serious good news. My last post was about ammonia as potential ‘liquid battery’, a means to store renewab... Ammonia's Role in Renewable Energy https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/52629/Ammonias-Role-in-Renewable-Energy Sun, 24 Mar 2019 02:58:09 GMT I’ve been fascinated this week by the idea of ammonia (NH3) as a fuel, or as a means to store and transport renewable energy. First, let me talk about that storage part.  How can a household cleaner store energy??? Ammonia fuel cells can convert renewable electricity into an energy-...