An Architect of "The System of Systems"

jadamIn This Issue, Original, People

Conrad LautenbacherThe hat collection overtaking his corner office two blocks from the White House says much of Conrad Lautenbacher’s interests. The caps are mementos of a decorated 40-year Navy career and also from his current job, where part of it is running oceanographic and fisheries vessels, including underwater robots.

Welcome to Earthzine!

EarthzineFeature, In This Issue, OpEd, Original, Sections

Welcome to Earthzine and thank you for visiting our site. It’s my pleasure to introduce and describe to you this new on-line magazine and invite you to join our on-line community of Earth observers. Earthzine.org is a premier on-line resource for news, articles, information and educational materials about Earth Science, Earth observations and users of Earth information. Earthzine.org is a … Read More

"Guns, Germs and Steel" by Jared Diamond

jayOriginal, Reviews

Book review by Jay Pearlman Jared Diamond starts his book with a question from an acquaintance in New Guinea: “Why is it that you white people developed so much cargo and brought it to New Guinea, but we black people have little cargo of our own.” Whether the cargo is wealth, power, good medicines or a long life, Diamond sets … Read More

"The World is Flat"? by Thomas L. Friedman

Paul RacetteIn This Issue, Original, Reviews

Book Review by Albin J. Gasiewski When it was suggested to me by Cleon Anderson, the 2005 President of the IEEE, to read “The World is Flat” by Thomas Friedman, my initial reaction was to think that I had already heard all that I needed to know about globalization. Fortunately, my curiosity and Cleon’s insistence got the better of me, … Read More

Geoscience and Traditional Knowledge: An Interview with Dr. Daniel Wildcat

Paul RacetteIn This Issue, Original, People

Dr. Daniel Wildcat, a Euchee member of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma, is a faculty member in the School of American Indian Studies at the Haskell Indian Nations University where he has taught since 1986. His doctorate is in public administration and social science and provides basis for his keen interest in the social implications of climate change. Dr. Wildcat … Read More

“The World is Flat”? by Thomas L. Friedman

EarthzineFeature, In This Issue, Original, Reviews

Book Review by Albin J. Gasiewski When it was suggested to me by Cleon Anderson, the 2005 President of the IEEE, to read “The World is Flat” by Thomas Friedman, my initial reaction was to think that I had already heard all that I needed to know about globalization. Fortunately, my curiosity and Cleon’s insistence got the better of me, … Read More

$25M Bounty Offered for Global Warming Fix

Shane PearlmanClimate, Original, Would You Believe?

Richard Branson is offering $25M as a bounty for a fix to global warming. The person or organization that can devise a method to remove at least a billion tons of carbon dioxide a year from the atmosphere will be able to claim the bounty. There are a few catches, of course. There can’t be any negative impact on the … Read More

Sounds Bring Google Earth to Life

Shane PearlmanEarth Observation, Original

The BBC is reporting that a Californian company has created software that can layer relevant recorded sounds over locations in Google Earth. The firm, Wild Sanctuary, has thousands of hours of recordings from all over the world. Company director Dr. Krause has spent over 40 years collecting sounds from natural and man-made habitats. ‘… his recordings include more than 15,000 … Read More