Phil Pauley

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Who's Monitoring Deep-Sea Mining?

(2) Comments | Posted 12 June 2015 | (10:24)


Forget the space race. Lately, it's the race to the seabed that's been capturing headlines around the world as China's Jiaolong submersible returned from its 118-day expedition in the depths of the Indian Ocean.

While the current...

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Exploring Ocean Space: A Mission to Forge a Permanent Human Presence in Our Ocean

(0) Comments | Posted 2 April 2015 | (01:00)


Throughout human history, new frontiers have always united us and highlighted our strengths as a species. As we gaze ever further into the hidden corners of our planet and investigate our solar system and the space beyond, it's easy to forget that an...

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Inspiring a New Paradigm in Marine Renewables

(0) Comments | Posted 12 November 2014 | (15:20)


Back in 1931, Thomas Edison announced, "I'd put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don't have to wait until oil and gas run out before we tackle that."

He was right: every 40...

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Privatising Underwater Tourism to the Titanic

(0) Comments | Posted 9 October 2014 | (14:58)


73 years after the Titanic's sinking, Robert Ballard and his team finally spotted the ship's last resting place using a remotely controlled deep-sea vehicle called Argo. The haunting wreckage on the seafloor is a sight that very few pioneering individuals have...

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Can Science Fiction Drive Social Change?

(0) Comments | Posted 23 September 2014 | (11:16)

Since my last post almost 18 months ago, I'm excited to say that I've finally launched my debut young adult novel, Moral Order: The Rise of Luca C. Mariner.

My hope is that this book - and the sequels set to follow - will spark the next generation's...

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The Next Harry Potter Blockbuster - Reality Park Set to Rival Theme Parks

(6) Comments | Posted 16 April 2012 | (01:00)

With the official opening of the new Harry Potter Theme Park here in the UK earlier in the month, we at PAULEY started thinking about how an estimated $15 billion revenue stream generated by the Harry Potter brand might work harder within a different social context.

With seven books,...

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Cities of the Future - Beautiful Urban Metropolis or Overcrowded and Poverty-Stricken?

(24) Comments | Posted 24 March 2012 | (00:00)

According to latest predictions by the UN, by 2050, two-thirds of the world population will live in cities. By then, the world's population will have risen by 30% to 9 billion. India and China's already colossal populations will be joined by an explosion of child bearing throughout sub-saharan Africa and...

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Tomorrow's World... Today's Challenge

(6) Comments | Posted 15 February 2012 | (12:51)


Spiralling resource costs, flooding, civil unrest, threats to biodiversity, rises in environmental refugees and even all-out war - the implications of our unsustainable lifestyles are grim to say the least.

These are just some of the effects we are almost certain to experience over the next...

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Powering Sustainable Innovation - The Cat and Mouse in a Burning House

(0) Comments | Posted 26 January 2012 | (11:36)

It's ironic and symbolic of our times that an area of the world now appallingly wealthy thanks to being stocked to the eyeballs with oil is now under threat from the unsustainable impact of its trade in the black gold.

A rise in sea levels of 1m will put 1,155km2...

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Looking Back on the Natural Disasters of 2011 and a Message of Hope For 2012

(1) Comments | Posted 22 December 2011 | (00:00)

If you're moaning about the weather or the economy this Christmas, don't! We had it easy in the UK during 2011. This year will go down in history as one expensive and lengthy meteorological and environmental disaster. It added to the 13 hottest years on record, all of which have...

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It's the People's Politics, Stupid - For the Road to Contain Climate Change, Just Follow the Olympic Torch!

(0) Comments | Posted 1 December 2011 | (15:11)

It's the People's Politics, stupid - For the road to contain climate change, just follow the Olympic Torch!

Just imagine, you've taken a snapshot of the world population and put 100 people in a giant plastic dome for a year or two to see how they get on....

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Never in the Field of Human Conflict Was So Much Owed by So Few to So Many

(0) Comments | Posted 22 November 2011 | (14:02)

Top execs on 169 times the average national wage and bankers who see their only duty as to satisfy their stakeholder's financial bloodlust. Leaders within society are in the middle of an identity crisis. The 'Occupy' protestors may be trying to take over Wall Street but it's only because the...

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Giving Planet Earth Plc Due Diligence

(3) Comments | Posted 8 November 2011 | (23:00)

Following my last blog, we took a quick look at Planet Earth Plc's performance over the last two millennia (or so), and found the results were a little disappointing in Q4.

Now, if I were an (alien) investor, looking to invest in Planet Earth Plc, I'd need...

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Planet Earth Plc Launches Its Latest Innovation

(0) Comments | Posted 1 November 2011 | (23:00)

The design team at Planet Earth Plc gathered this weekend to launch the 7,000,000,000th new product in its 4.5 billion year history of innovative designs for its enduringly popular Homo Sapiens range.

To impressed gasps from the assembled onlookers at the launch event, the latest Homo Sapiens model was announced...

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