From The Wright Brothers to Space X

A Bit of History by ©2020 Sarah Becker From The Wright Brothers to Space X In 1901 American scientist, astronomer, and mathematician Simon Newcomb [1835-1909] “predicted that man would never fly.”  Said Newcomb in 1903: “The desire to fly like a bird is inborn in our race, and we can no more be expected to […]

Earth Day Celebrates 50 Years

by Sarah Becker ©2020 Earth Day Celebrates 50 Years “The time has come to inquire seriously what will happen when our forests are gone, when the coal, the iron, the oil, and the gas are exhausted, when the soils shall have been still further impoverished and washed into the streams, polluting the rivers, denuding the […]

The Earth is getting Hot….

by ©2018 Sarah Becker The Earth is getting Hot… …the politics even hotter. Do Americans adapt to climate change—as President Donald Trump’s environmental policies suggest—or do local, state and federal governments mitigate? Most U.S. greenhouse gas emissions are human roused—the result of burning fossil fuels (coal, oil, gas) for heat, electricity and transportation. Greenhouse gases […]

History July 2015

If Ferdinand Magellan’s 1519 voyage marks the advent of globalization, then former President Jimmy Carter—the alleged father of alternative fuels— appreciates not only his pluck but also the environmental benefit of the windblown sail.  Carter was the first U.S. President to openly criticize America’s dependence on foreign oil.  True to his cause, in April 2014 […]