Monthly Archives: November 2017

The Long Term Outlook for Climate Sustainability

The Long Term Outlook for Climate Sustainability I have learned not to panic over the US setback on fighting climate change. This fight will have to go on forever, and most all of it after I am gone. So I … Continue reading

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Green Energy Decisions that Individuals Can Make

In making changes in our uses of energy in order to become sustainable, much can be done on the large scale of our governments and our energy plants and utilities. However, in the end use, we personally are responsible for … Continue reading

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Coverage of Downtown Laguna Beach from Different Flood Heights

We show maps of downtown Laguna Beach from flood heights beyond 6 feet above mean highest high tide.  There are of course two high tides and two low tides a day.  The average of the highest high tide is used … Continue reading

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Comparisons of California Utilities 2016 Power Sources and Emissions

Comparisons of California Utilities’ Power Sources and Emissions We compare the Power Content Labels of leading California utilities for 2016 as to their sources.   We also estimate their mean emissions as pounds of CO2 per kiloWatt hour (kWh) of … Continue reading

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Southern California Sea Level Rise and Flood Risks

SC Coastal Sea Level Rise, Flood Heights, and Population at Risk We use the web site Surging Seas Risk Finder to find projected sea level and flood heights for the Southern California Beach Cities south of Long Beach. We start … Continue reading

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Southern California King Tides in 2017/2018

Southern California King Tides in 2017/2018 The winter King Tides for Southern California are in early December and January. At Balboa Pier, Newport Beach, they will occur at the following dates and times, with associated heights above relative mean sea … Continue reading

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My Disappointments with President Trump and the Republican Congress

My Disappointments with President Trump and the Republican Congress I have been avoiding commenting on daily Trump mayhem, but to the extent this blog has any historical value, I want to record briefly some of the ways that Trump or … Continue reading

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International College Students in the US

A major increase in American education is the influx of college and high school students from other countries. They help our financing of colleges since they pay tuition at private colleges or a high out-of-state tuition at public universities. They … Continue reading

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