Category: Environment

In this blog, we discuss cognitive computing and other technologies with a focus on supply chain management and innovation. Other topics of discussion include digital enterprise transformation, marketing, the Internet of Things, and smart cities. Our goal is to advance the public discussion about how cognitive computing and other advanced technologies affect the world in which we live.

Bradd C. Hayes is the active editor of this blog.


Nuclear Power and Energy Resilience

My trip to Kurdistan reminded me how critical a reliable source of electricity is for ensuring peace and prosperity. The rich, as one reader pointed out, can afford to run personal generators,

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Climate Terror

Canadian iconoclast, futurist, and conflict expert Thomas Homer-Dixon has turned his attention to climate change and its potential for tearing societies apart [“Terror in the Weather Forecast,” New York Times, 24 April

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Far-out Ideas for Saving the World

March madness generally applies to the NCAA basketball tournament, but last week Associated Press writer Seth Borenstein made me wonder if the madness isn’t spreading. Borenstein wrote an article, picked up by

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The Watt-com Era

I recently posted a blog about the surge of coal-fired power plants being constructed in the U.S. (Coal Rush in U.S. as Europe Gets Greener). In that post I wrote: “Many pundits

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Wen Jiabao Weighs In

China’s Premier to the National People’s Congress, Wen Jiabao, recently delivered the equivalent of a state-of-the-union address. With China consuming so much of the world’s resources as it continues to develop, the

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Global Warming and Resilience

As most people are aware, an international group of climate scientists released a report last month that (for most people) settled the issue of whether global warming is real. It is. The

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Natural or Manmade Environmentalism?

When Stewart Brand speaks, people listen. “Who is Stewart Brand?” you ask. He is a visionary, a futurist, a scientist, and an environmentalist. However, some environmentalists are now questioning Brand’s ideas according

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Water, Water Everywhere

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has been at the heart of a lot of marvelous developments including the Internet. One of the more interesting projects to have born fruit recently

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Ecologists and Engineers

The always interesting New York Times columnist David Brooks writes today about relationships [“The Relationship Blend“]. Relationships, of course, are important for any business person or anyone who believes in Tom Barnett’s

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