The next trillion-dollar industry will be in the mining sector, and the world’s first trillionaire will make his/her fortune by mining in outer space, Goldman Sachs claims.
The prediction is echoed by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who says: “The first trillionaire there will ever be is the person who exploits the natural resources on asteroids.”
“There’s this vast universe of limitless energy and limitless resources. I look at wars fought over access to resources. That could be a thing of the past, once space becomes our backyard,” Tyson said.
A US Geological Survey (USGS) published this month reveals that California Bay Area residents are living on a “tectonic time bomb,” also known as the Hayward Fault. In fact, researchers claim that the Hayward Fault, which runs about 74 miles along the bottom of the East Bay Hills, is far more dangerous than the better-known San Andreas Fault, the continental transform fault extending around 750 miles through California that was behind one of the worst earthquakes in US history, the 1906 San Francisco quake that killed around 3,000 people.
New research led by University College London (UCL) and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) provides evidence that a key cog in the global ocean circulation system hasn't been running at peak strength since the mid-1800s and is currently at its weakest point in the past 1,600 years. If the system continues to weaken, it could disrupt weather patterns from the United States and Europe to the African Sahel, and cause more rapid increase in sea level on the U.S. East Coast. When it comes to regulating global climate, the circulation of the Atlantic Ocean plays a key role.
Mississippi River flood control blamed for flooding Louisiana, Mississippi. Flood control work in the Mississippi River and its tributaries has likely aggravated flooding in Mississippi and Louisiana, according to new research. Using 500 years of data from tree rings and from sediment in oxbow lakes -- bends that once were part of the Mississippi but became lakes when it changed course -- scientists say the river has flooded more often and poured more water into those states over the past 150 years than any previous period.
Marsian colony laws – what are they going to be? The passengers of “Mayflower” ship that reached the New World shores in 1630, were the first relocated people, who then founded a permanent colony in North America. In almost 400 years, Elon Musk is presenting a new “Mayflower” project, whose passengers are intended to found a colony on the Red Planet this time.
What kind of laws are in place for Mars already?
Labour groups file OECD complaint against BHP and Vale over dam-burst disaster. Geneva-based IndustriALL, a global union federation that says it represents more than 50 million workers in 140 countries, joined forces with Building and Wood Workers’ International to file a complaint against BHP Billiton (NYSE:BHP) and Vale (NYSE:VALE) under the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
Notwithstanding the international agreements, the USA declared about their land ownership on the Moon. Equipment and landing points of American Apollo missions on the Moon have “very wide scientific and historic knowledge,” which is owned by America, while other countries should liaise their actions in the space, which may prevent the USA facilities from operations. The Popular Mechanics journal noted such announcement by the White House.
Norway is a largest Western European oil and gas producer, and this circumstance, alongside with the fabulous revenues, for the past 50 years since the discovery of oil field resources, has been a constant headache for Norwegian government. The reason to this is the so called Dutch disease. The government of the country did not notice the symptoms of the disease for decades, but now they have officially declared the recovery from it.
For the past forty years, the Aral Sea, located at the border between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, was reduced in size catastrophically. And this was one of the largest scale environmental catastrophes of 20 century. Yusup Kamalov, a wind energy specialist from the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan, is the Head of The Aral andAmu-Darya Protection Union. Several years ago, he said the following about the then Aral scenery: “If global apocalypse will occur someday, only the Kara-Kalpak people will survive, for we are aware what apocalypse is”.
Record oil output from US, Brazil, Canada and Norway to keep global markets well supplied. Oil production growth from the United States, Brazil, Canada and Norway can keep the world well supplied, more than meeting global oil demand growth through 2020, but more investment will be needed to boost output after that, according to the International Energy Agency’s latest annual report on oil markets.