Monthly Archives: October 2017

California Utilities Sizes and Costs

California Utilities Sizes and Costs Sizes of California Utilities: There are three large private utilities that I have some data on size of power bought, and also of cost comparison. The power bought is approximate since I read it from … Continue reading

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Recommending Yearly or Biennial Reporting by the Mayor’s Climate Action Plan Committee

Recommending Yearly or Biennial Reporting by the Mayor’s Climate Action Plan Advisory Committee   While it has been a decade since the last report of such a committee, we realize that the local and national energy and climate situations can … Continue reading

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The First Gravity Wave and Telescopic Neutron Star Merger

The First Gravity Wave and Telescopic Neutron Star Merger The key thing about gravitational wave detection, is that LIGO and Virgo are measuring the changes in gravitational field strength in stretching and compressing space, which only falls off like 1/r, … Continue reading

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Sites on California Fire Prevention, from Gary Oberts

Gary Oberts has supplied us with a list of sites for an OLLI Lecture on fire occurrence, and fire prevention.  It was compiled for the OLLI lecture by UCI Earth System Science Professor James Randerson.  I am happy to note … Continue reading

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Funds Available to Upgrade Homes for Fire Safety

A Rough Estimate of Funds Available to Upgrade Homes for Fire Safety We make a rough estimate of funds that could be available for all or to new homes, if they could avoid all large-project home fires. So far, the … Continue reading

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Protecting Against California Wildfires, Part 2

Protecting Against California Wildfires, Part 2 These are just suggestions that government and fire boards could consider in designing safer housing communities, and in rebuilding the currently destroyed projects. I suggest that the Governor convene a special blue ribbon fire … Continue reading

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Are There Ways to Protect Against Catastrophic Fires?

Are There Ways to Protect Against Catastrophic Fires? It would seem that there is no way to prevent the spread of a fire transported by 50 mph winds. There are many questions that will be raised after the fire is … Continue reading

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Should Nevada Adopt Gun Laws to Protect Its Tourists, Not Its Gun Sales?

Should Nevada Adopt Gun Laws to Protect Its Tourists, Not Its Gun Sales? Nevada has some of the loosest gun laws in the country. State law allows open carry, but you need a permit to carry a concealed weapon. No … Continue reading

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Guns and Gun Culture Can Be the Sought-After Causes Themselves

Guns and Gun Culture Can Be the Sought After Causes Themselves   I am frustrated with Republicans who to a person avoid responsibility by saying we cannot discuss gun control, but must aid and comfort the victims. They also must … Continue reading

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