Author Archives: Dennis SILVERMAN

About Dennis SILVERMAN

I am a retired Professor of Physics and Astronomy at U C Irvine. For a decade I have been active in learning about energy and the environment, and in lecturing and attending classes at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UC Irvine.

Larsen C: The Reflection Loss

There are minor secondary physics effects from the future of the part of the Larsen C ice shelf that broke off on July 12, 2017. We briefly note them here, but expect earth system scientists will do full studies of … Continue reading

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Computers Have Taken Over: Trump is the proof

Computers have taken over: Trump is the Proof Computers elected Trump because they could easily control him, and he would eliminate net neutrality, so they could finally get paid for their work. It was easy to fix the voting machines … Continue reading

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Possible Legal Consequences from the Trump Retweeted CNN Pounding Video

Possible Legal Consequences from the Trump Retweeted CNN Pounding Video   Updates on 7/6/2017:  CNN has identified the author of the Reddit site Han…  Apparently, the author Han… has lawyered up, and has taken down the offending site.  He apologizes, … Continue reading

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California and the West Coast Versus US Oil Independence

California and the West Coast Versus US Oil Independence The West Coast and other states to the west of the Rocky Mountains are largely insulated from the rest of the United States, except for rail lines and one southern pipeline … Continue reading

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Deaths From the Trumpcare Plan Over the Next Decade

Deaths from the Trumpcare (BCRA) Plan Over the Next Decade   While the previous article argued for consideration of the added expenses and injuries caused by pricing out pre-seniors from healthcare in the Trumpcare plan (Better Care Reconciliation Act), vox.com … Continue reading

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Trumpnotcare Plan’s Excluding Pre-seniors Will Magnify Care Costs Later

  Trumpnotcare Plan’s Excluding Pre-seniors Will Magnify Care Costs Later Raising the price of the Trumpnotcare health plan sharply for pre-seniors will force them out of crucial basic health care for key treatments whose absence can be fatal.  If not … Continue reading

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South Carolina’s 5th Special Election Was the Democrats’ for the Taking

South Carolina’s 5th Special Election Was the Democrats’ for the Taking   On June 20 there was a special election in South Carolina’s 5th congressional district to replace Republican representative Mick Mulvaney, who was appointed to Trump’s Director of the … Continue reading

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Trump’s Solar Power Border Wall Nonsense

Trump’s Solar Power Border Wall Nonsense   This will soon convince you that President Trump needs a science advisor. The Mexican border largely runs East-West. The United States is on the North side of a border wall. The Sun is … Continue reading

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The Great Democratic Turnout in Georgia’s Sixth District Election

The Great Democratic Turnout in Georgia 6th’s Election   Everyone wants to draw a moral from the election of Republican Karin Handel to the solidly Republican Georgia 6th Congressional District. This was the most expensive district election in history, costing … Continue reading

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Trump’s Oh So Political Cuban Policy

Trump’s Oh So Political Cuban Policy Trump announced his Cuban policy and signed his executive order in front of a highly anti-Castro Miami gathering. The political rally also featured Republicans Governor Rick Scott, Senator Marco Rubio, and an appeal by … Continue reading

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