Monthly Archives: January 2018

Smoggy Areas Around The World

Smoggy Areas Around the World We use the global air quality data of aqicn.org, a Chinese database, to highlight the smoggiest areas or countries around the world.  Our maps are just an arbitrary day during the winter.  The summer probably … Continue reading

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Health Effects and Costs of California Smog

Health Effects and Costs of Southern California Smog This post comes from a comprehensive 2011 analysis by Jane Hall and Victor Brajer of Cal State University Fullerton, and Fred Lurmann, in Contemporary Economic Policy, Oct. 1, 2011, Volume 29, No. … Continue reading

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The Pervasive and Worldwide Effects of Smog

The Pervasive and Worldwide Effects of Smog I recently saw data on the worldwide deaths caused by smog. As large as these were, they do not capture how much smog affects everyone exposed to it, and especially sensitive people with … Continue reading

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Why Stakeholders in Infrastructure May Want to Obey Regulations

Why Stakeholders in Infrastructure May Want to Obey Regulations Trump’s avoidance of regulations in Infrastructure Projects is not good for the public in the long range. It’s also not good for the state and local governments or businesses that will … Continue reading

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More on the Solar Cell Tariff

More on the Solar Cell Tariff The most surprising thing about the Trump solar cell tariff is that the solar cells are not even made in China. The tariff actually applies to all countries because of this. Competitively, to make … Continue reading

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Trump Imposes Solar Tariff, May Cut Installations 9%

Trump has imposed a tariff against imports of monocrystalline solar panels of 30%, about half of what the US manufacturers requested.  The US manufacturer Suniva, and German held SolarWorld make polycrystalline solar cells, with about 15% efficiency.  The monocrystalline one … Continue reading

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Warming of Land, the Northern Hemisphere, and the USA through 2017

We can now update warming through 2017. While the global warming numbers are important, we live on land.  We grow our crops on land.  The forests and plants that transform our generated CO2 back to Oxygen using photosynthesis are mainly … Continue reading

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Air Pollution Measurements in Los Angeles and Orange County

Air pollution measurements in Los Angeles and Orange County Last week, Orange County has daily, very visible smog. This has become quite common this last year. At one time last week, using the HazeToday app, I saw that our only … Continue reading

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Trump’s Child Hostages: Almost Americans and Sick Children

Trump’s Child Hostages: Almost Americans and Sick Children Trump has made DACA and DREAMers into political hostages. He has done the same for needy children who need health care under the four month defunct CHIP program. Comparatively, this would qualify … Continue reading

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Trump’s and America’s Health

Trump’s and America’s Health Yesterday we got Trump’s health report. Trump is our President and Commander in Chief. He sets his proposed budget including health, and appoints heads of departments for covering the health of the people of America. While … Continue reading

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