Category Archives: Earthquakes

Southern California Earthquake Preparedness

Southern California Earthquake Preparedness Mexico’s Early Warning Earthquake system worked in the 7.1 earthquake this week, giving 20 seconds warning for a quake that was 70 miles from Mexico City. Further cities got up to a minute of warning. Mexico … Continue reading

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The Unpredictability of Energy Policy?

The Unpredictability of Energy Policy? Many unexpected events and technological developments occur which can change energy outlook over the period of a decade. But in many areas, some people foresaw the occurrences, or just made good guesses. But not knowing … 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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On the West Coast, We Need an Earthquake Early Warning System

On the West Coast, We Need an Earthquake Early Warning System In Denying Us an Earthquake Early Warning System, President Trump is Not Providing for the Common Defense or General Welfare. The inaugural presidential oath is to uphold the constitution … Continue reading

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American Carnage: Trump’s Reelection Campaign Versus Rahm Emanuel

American Carnage: Trump’s Reelection Campaign Versus Rahm Emanuel After the inauguration, I figured that Trump’s publicized concern about the sad and unusual rise in Chicago shootings and deaths was really about his likely Democratic opponent in 2020, Chicago Mayor Rahm … Continue reading

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Modernizing Nuclear Civil Defense Procedures

Modernizing Nuclear Civil Defense Procedures Now that our new President is playing fast and loose with an escalation of nuclear armaments, it is time to modernize our nuclear civil defense procedures, just in case.  Actually, President-elect Trump’s off the cuff … Continue reading

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Wind Power Support Should Survive the Trump Energy Disruptors

Wind Power Support Should Survive the Trump Energy Disruptors   Should has a few meanings, from best for the planet, to actually will occur.   The greatest inland wind capacities in the US exist in the Midwest states from Texas … Continue reading

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Earthquake in the Movie San Andreas Far Greater Than That Expected

The truly frightening scenarios of total San Francisco and Los Angeles destruction in the movie San Andreas is far greater than earthquake science expects. There is already an article at smithsonianmag.com establishing this. The error lies in mixing up the … Continue reading

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Lecture on US and Russian Natural Gas and World Impacts

This is the part of my Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) lecture on US and Russian Natural Gas and their World Impacts.  It contains impacts on Europe, Ukraine, Russia, and China and Middle East reserves as well.  I want to … Continue reading

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A Criticism of Los Angeles’ Lack of Upgrades to Earthquake Vulnerable Buildings

The Los Angeles Times has had a great series of articles on the existence of 1,500 pre-1971 concrete buildings that may be without rebar that was required after the 1971 Sylmar earthquake. This number was just an informal survey of … Continue reading

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