Category Archives: Conservation

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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The Trump Cocktail Party to Decide on the Paris Agreement

The Trump Cocktail Party to Decide on the Paris Agreement   Imagine a country club cocktail party with fellow billionaires who are politicians, oil billionaires, real estate barons, clothing designers, personal and tax lawyers, a governor of an oil state, … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Election, Affairs of State, Autos, Clean Energy, Climate Change, Climate Science, Coal, Conservation, Donald Trump, Electric Power, EPA, Fossil Fuel Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Paris Climate Accord, Politics, Steve Bannon, Trump Administration, Trump on Climate Change | Leave a comment

March for Science, the Climate Program

March for Science and Earth Day 2017, Washington DC, Climate Program   In short, it is going to take a lot of work by a lot of people on all levels to move forward the funding of science and progress … Continue reading

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Impressions from the March for Science in Washington, DC

Impressions from the March For Science in Washington, DC.   Many of the speakers are young, and they speak with emotion and fervor, which is not something that an old and calm blogger like me. That is what the movement … Continue reading

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Can the Local Nature of Energy Save Us?

Can the Local Nature of Energy Save Us? A lot of energy production and use decisions are local. While Trump canceled progressive regulations, some of which were being blocked in the courts anyway, energy users can often make lower pollution … Continue reading

Posted in California Power Mixes, California Water, Clean Energy, Climate Change, Climate Science, Conservation, Donald Trump, Electric Power, Energy Efficiency, EPA, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Regulations, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Trump on Climate Change, Uncategorized, Wind Energy | Leave a comment

America Has Become Greater Through Science and Education

America has become greater through science and education. Trump’s appointments of science deniers to the cabinet and other posts, and Trump’s and Pence’s own anti-science and anti-medical outlooks, will literally take us back to the 50’s. Sh-boom, sh-boom! His nomination … 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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The California Coast and its Local Climate Denial Representatives

The California Coast and its Local Climate Denial Representatives   I have covered the climate denier presidential candidates that come from Florida, namely beach hotel owner Donald Trump, ex-Governor Jeb Bush, and Senator Marco Rubio. I covered the climate denier … Continue reading

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Former Secretary of Energy Steven Chu Gives the Reines Lecture at UC Irvine

The 2016 Reines Lecture at UCI by Former Secretary of Energy Steven Chu This is sort of a slide by slide outline of Physics Nobel Laureate Steven Chu’s Lecture at UC Irvine. Not only was the very large Barclay auditorium … Continue reading

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Climate Mitigation Through the Market

  The largest countries at the Paris 2015 climate talks are constrained in what they can commit to, for various reasons. But if we look at what is producing the current level of carbon pollution control, it is largely the … Continue reading

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