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 Launches 2020 Campaign With Same Hyping Speech for His Inauguration

Trump Launches 2020 Campaign With Same Hyping Campaign Speech for His Inauguration This was Trump’s singular moment to pivot from spirited campaign hype speeches to a serious acceptance of the weight of the Presidency. Instead, he doubled down (who would … Continue reading

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Rick Perry and Maximized US Fossil Fuel Energy Production

Rick Perry and Maximized US Fossil Fuel Energy Production Rick Perry had his confirmation hearing today, with the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, to become Secretary of Energy. Oddly enough, behind his back, a transition group was meeting with … Continue reading

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Trump’s Cabinet: Make America Dumber, Sicker, Smoggier, and Thirstier Again

Trump’s Cabinet:  Make America Dumber, Sicker, Smoggier, and Thirstier Again While I have commented on Trump’s policies and Cabinet with respect to the main subject of the blog on energy and environment, I am also an educator, and care about … Continue reading

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Update on the Climate Science Denier’s Praise of Increasing CO2

Update on the Climate Science Deniers’ Praise of Increasing CO2 Since a chief public climate science denier, Will Happer, met in the Gold-Labeled Trump Tower of New York City with our day-minus-two President-elect, the debate over climate science from 2011 … Continue reading

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Trump Advisor Will Happer is Not a Climate Scientist

Trump Advisor Will Happer is Not a Climate Scientist Distinguished Princeton physicist Will Happer was given the honor of visiting our would-be-President Donald Trump at his golden 5th Avenue tower, or White House North.  This is because Prof. Happer is … Continue reading

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US Department of State to become the Exxon Department of Oil States

Rex Tillerson, our next Secretary of State, has not changed his key views from those that he has held as CEO of Exxon, our largest oil company.  This applies to his view of climate change and his ignoring of civil … Continue reading

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Trump Demands Subservience to the Supreme Leader

Sacrifice freedom of speech, freedom of the press. Meryl Streep attacked about Trump’s video of mocking disabled reporter. (Kellyanne deserves an Oscar for best acts of denial and counterattack diversions.) CNN attacked for mentioning existence of derogatory opposition document. Trump … Continue reading

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UCI Prof. Michael Prather’s Talk on “Where Climate Science Meets the Government”

Michael Prather’s Talk in UCI’s Physical Sciences Breakfast Lecture Series, January 10, 2017 Title:  Reporting From the Front Line:  Where Climate Science Meets the Government The recorded talk will appear on the UCI Physical Sciences website. Michael Prather, Distinguished Professor … Continue reading

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Trump Goes Off-His-Rocker on Instantaneous Health Care Replacement

Trump Goes Off-His-Rocker on Instantaneous Health Care Replacement. Update:  January 11th Trump News Conference.  Trump stated that he would submit a replacement plan or guidelines for Obamacare the day after his cabinet member got sworn in or approved.  Strangely, he … Continue reading

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Will Trumpomania Ever Cease?

Will Trumpomania Ever Cease? President-not-in-waiting Donald Trump has been running an off-the-chart-rating TV reality (unfortunately) show, that keeps the public in daily suspense, and the cable news channels in a monetary heaven. For our sanity, we hope that at some … Continue reading

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