Category Archives: Climate Change

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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The Climate Action of the US at the Bonn Conference

The Climate Action of the US at the Bonn COP23 Conference Michael Bloomberg, former Mayor of New York City, noted that the US Climate Action effort called America’s Pledge involved 20 states, 110 cities, universities, and 1,400 businesses.   The … Continue reading

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Southwestern Temperature Increases with Climate Change

The Fourth National Climate Assessment includes projections for temperature increases that can cause cause droughts and decrease the winter storage of water to cover summer needs. The report uses the do-nothing RCP 8.5 projection, and calculates the temperature increases for … Continue reading

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Projections for Sea Level Rise

Projections for Sea Level Rise in the Forth National Climate Assessment We summarize the data on past Global Mean Sea Level (GMSL) rise, on the recent increase in the rate of rise, and future projections for a century and two. … Continue reading

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Trump’s Debt Blowup and Economic Disruptiveness

Trump’s Debt Blowup and Economic Disruptiveness The piecemeal plans of the Congress (er Republicans) on the next budget will lead to HUGE (Trumpwise) increases in the National Debt. They will be justified (attempted) by the many-times-disproved trickle-down economics. They have … Continue reading

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Please Teach Trump What Bastille Day Celebrates

Please Teach Trump What Bastille Day Celebrates Trump, having witnessed the Bastille Day or French National Day Parade, has decided that he needs that pomp of having a July 4 Parade next year showing off our military hardware. France’s parade … Continue reading

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What Are The Odds of “Houston, We’ve Got a Problem”?

What Are The Odds of “Houston, We’ve Got a Problem”? It is very important to those concerned that we get the odds right on what occurred in the superstorms of the last three years in Houston. Are they an indication … Continue reading

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Suggestions for the Laguna Beach Climate Protection Action Plan Renewal

Suggestions for the Laguna Beach Climate Protection Action Plan Renewal   In considering possible updates to the Laguna Beach Climate Protection action plan, I wanted to discuss some specific emission reduction methods that are under the control of the residents … Continue reading

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Laguna Beach Natural Threats from Climate Change

Laguna Beach Natural Threats from Climate Change   While not a part of the Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement, we should review climate change related threats. The most common may be nature of heavy rains from atmospheric rivers, or so called … Continue reading

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