Dan Moutal

Dan Moutal

Dan Moutal is the co-founder of Planet3.0, a photographer, and blogger trying to find solutions to the most complex and pressing problems we have ever faced.

Recent Articles

RIP John Parry Barlow

Last week John Perry Barlow (co-founder of the EFF) passed away at the age of 70 Cindy Cohn at the EFF has published a memorable eulogy: It is no exaggeration to say that major parts of the Internet we all…
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Eroded Beauty

Antelope Canyon X – Page Arizona Lower and upper Antelope Canyon might be swarming with tourists, but Antelope Canyon-X remains almost empty. It is like stepping into another world…
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Mirror Image

Great Blue Heron – George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary Bonus picture from the same day: I SAID NO!!!Sandhill Crane – George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary…
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Eclipse: The Experience of Totality

Being the path of totality, was one of the most incredible things I have ever witnessed. The sun’s corona during the 2017 total eclipse of the sun as seen near Madras, Oregon The eclipse started off subtly. At first, using…
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Tumour Update

On May 16th 2017, I had my 25th and final radiation treatment. I am not certain if it was the radiation, the anti-anxiety medication which causes drowsiness, or the lack of sleep caused by the anxiety that the anti-anxiety medication…
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The Paris Agreement withdrawal

John Oliver gives a great summary of why Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement makes absolutely no sense Or as David Roberts puts it: An agreement cannot be both nonbinding and draconian (Spoiler: Paris is the former) Early…
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I am getting radiated

The hope is that the radiation will stop the growth of my tumour. It wont’t, however, remove it. The success rate is roughly equivalent of the success rate of surgery (90%), and there is a greater chance of not loosing…
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Hans Rossling

Hans Rosling, one of the most enlightening science communicators, passed away last week. It was his first Ted talk that thrust renowned Swedish academic Hans Rosling into the international spotlight in 2006, billed as the man in whose hands data…
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The Greatest Story Ever Told

The greatest story ever told ended today: Stuart McLean, the host of CBC Radio’s The Vinyl Café and an award-winning humorist, has died at age 68 after a battle with melanoma. McLean’s trademark blend of storytelling — part nostalgia, part…
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I Have a Tumour…

I have a tumour; the good news is that the doctors believe it is benign. The bad news is that while it may be non-malignant it definitely isn’t benign (at least not by any reasonable definition of benign). I have…
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It’s never game over

This isn’t a 2ºC or bust fight. It’s a fight to limit consequences. It’s a fight for every 1/10 of a degree. If we fail to hold to 2ºC, we have to fight for 2.1º; failing that, we battle on…
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