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.

Trump’s Solar Power Border Wall Nonsenes

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 Georia’s Sixth 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, costing $56 million, … 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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A Crucial Time to Consider Gun Controls

A Crucial Time to Consider Gun Controls The GOP Congressional baseball practice shooting is a poignant time to reconsider our lack of reacting to tragic mass shootings.  Yes, I know that Republicans are using our sympathetic reactions to the shooting … Continue reading

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California Dreamin’ of Defeating Orange County Republicans

California Dreamin’ of Defeating Orange County Republicans It’s a sunny day finally, and the end of our long May Gray and June Gloom, and I started “California dreamin’” of defeating local and coastal Republicans in the 2018 midterm elections.  The … Continue reading

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The Many Losses of Health, Welfare, National Scientific Capabilities, and International Import by the Trump Administration’s Abandonment of Science

The Many Losses of Health, Welfare, National Scientific Capabilities, and International Import by the Trump Administration’s Abandonment of Science   The United States has incredible fortunes in investments in scientific talent, institutions, and industries, that are being not only squandered, … Continue reading

Posted in AHCA, California Federal Funding, Clean Energy, Climate Change, Climate Science, Clinton, Donald Trump, EPA, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, NIH, NOAA, Politics, Science Funding, Trump Administration, Trump Budget, Trump on Climate Change, Trump Tax Cuts, UC Irvine | Leave a comment

The Trump Administration Wants the HONEST Act to Prevent Science in Regulations

The Trump Administration Wants the HONEST Act to Prevent Science in Regulations   Climate Skeptics have burdened climate scientists by going to court to demand all data from climate scientists research, in order to slow them down and drive up … Continue reading

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Escalating the Current Red/Blue State Civil War

Escalating the Current Red/Blue State Civil War America has been slowly escalating the contest between the Red and Blue states. These states differ in traditional policies, religiosity, and parties, including attempts in red states to limit poor and minority voting. … Continue reading

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Trump’s Successful Anti-Science Wall Around the White House

Trump’s Successful Anti-Science Wall Around the White House   As predicted, President Trump’s stocking his White House and Department Secretaries with the people who are professionally most hostile to science, and to government regulations has surrounded him with a science … Continue reading

Posted in Clean Energy, Climate Change, Climate Science, Cybersecurity, Donald Trump, March for Science Washington DC, Paris Climate Agreement, Science Funding, Trump Administration, Trump Budget, Trump on Climate Change, White House | Leave a comment

Stop Calling Trump’s Twittering as “Tweets” — They Include Growls and Cries

Stop Calling Trump’s Twittering as “Tweets” – They Include Growls and Cries   Trump rarely Twitters anything as meek as a tweet or a chirp. Most of the content sound like he is growling with that very grimacing face he … Continue reading

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