Solar and wind energy, along with hydroelectric power, may seem like recent ideas, but Nikola Tesla had them in his sights a long, long time ago. As this post goes up on Science Traveler, the new Tesla Magazine goes to the printer. Joining the list of great authors for this issue is an article of mine called “Nikola Tesla Advocated Renewable Energy 100 Years Ago.” It’s an adaptation from my recent e-book, Nikola Tesla: Renewable Energy Ahead of Its Time, available on Amazon.
Tesla was right when he said “It seems that I have always been ahead of my time.” While everyone else was rushing to exploit new ways of mining coal – one of the dirtiest forms of fuel on our planet – and drilling for oil and gas, Tesla had already recognized that they were wasteful and finite. Only later did we learn that our burning of fossil fuels is also causing the planet to warm. Had we known then what we know now, perhaps more people would have listened to Tesla’s ideas at the time.
The article in Tesla Magazine will be on news stands soon, so look for it among other science-related magazines on the shelves. The photo below shows the July 2014 issue; the new issue features a graphic somewhat reminiscent of da Vinci’s Vitruvian man and highlights Tesla’s “The Problem of Increasing Human Energy.” As always, publisher Nenad Stankovic has done a wonderful job pulling together some great articles.
This is my second article in Tesla Magazine. I was fortunate enough to join other noted Tesla authors and leaders in the premier issue of July 2013. You can subscribe to the magazine here, and check out their Facebook page here.
It’s been a good week for my writing. I just had my article “Lincoln and the Rule of Three” published in The Lincolnian, a publication of the Abraham Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia. This week will also see publication of another article of mine in the newsletter of the Chesapeake-Potomac Regional Chapter of SETAC. Along with some editing of others publications and some works-in-progress – including a grant request involving filmmaker Ken Burns – I’m keeping busy.
Now, on to the book proposal!