Monthly Archives: June 2019

Human Breakouts as Enhancements of Climate Change

Human Breakouts as Enhancements of Climate Change We have been warned of several possible tipping points that may occur from climate change.  They are physical or chemical in origin, or involve atmospheric or oceanic flows.  But there are also human … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 Election, Clean Energy, Climate Change, Climate Science, Coal, Donald Trump, Electric Power, Fossil Fuel Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Mayor's Climate Action Plan, Natural Gas, Paris Climate Accord, Paris Climate Agreement, Solar Energy, Trump Administration, Trump on Climate Change, US Oil, Wind Energy | Leave a comment

Trump Does Not Misunderstand Air Pollution, He Hides It

Trump Does Not Misunderstand Air Pollution, He Hides It The G20 reporting claims that Trump confuses air pollution with climate change.  But Trump is also sweeping harmful US air pollution under the rug as well.  He doesn’t misunderstand them.   … Continue reading

Posted in Affairs of State, Air Quality, American Lung Association, Autos, CAFE Standards, California Smog, Climate Science, Donald Trump, EPA, Fossil Fuel Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Oil, Paris Climate Agreement, Smog worldwide, World Smog | Leave a comment

Due to SCOTUS: The Math of Total Disenfranchisement

Due to SCOTUS:  The Math of Total Disenfranchisement The Supreme Court has ruled that it is indeed not Supreme, but that States should determine their own district allocations or gerrymandering.  We will review the present consequences of that. One objection … Continue reading

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The Greenhouse Gas Pollution of Air Travel

The Greenhouse Gas Pollution of Air Travel The question of greenhouse gas emissions from air travel is gaining more angst.  I will present here a virtual trip with an estimate of its pollution from a European web calculator. There are … Continue reading

Posted in Air Quality, Air Travel Emissions, Climate Change, Energy Efficiency, Fossil Fuel Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Renewable Energy, Transportation | Leave a comment

California and US Dependence on Persian Gulf Oil

California and US Dependence on Persian Gulf Oil Trump’s advisors had to have told him that about 20% of the world’s oil comes through the Strait of Hormuz, where the drone was shot down, and the tankers were mined.  This … Continue reading

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Democratic Caucuses Convert to Primaries in 2020

Democratic Caucuses Convert to Primaries in 2020 Many of Senator Sander’s state wins in 2016 were from caucuses.  He won’t have this advantage in 2020.  We will present comparative numbers.  Wyoming will decide later whether to convert to a party … Continue reading

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What Kind of War Advice is Trump Getting?

What Kind of War Advice is Trump Getting? Update:  Wednesday.  The foreign minister of Iran has pointed out that the UN Charter (I looked up Article 2, Item 4) “All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat … Continue reading

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Electric Car Energy and Carbon Tax Charges, Compared to Gas Vehicles

Electric Car Energy and Carbon Tax Charges, Compared to Gas Vehicles The typical energy to miles ratio for electric cars is that 0.3 kWh (kiloWatt-hours) of electricity takes an electric vehicle one mile.  The inverse of this is that one … Continue reading

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Direct Carbon Tax Costs for Households in California and the Orange County Area

Projected Carbon Tax Costs for Households in California and the Orange County Area With Carbon taxes being considered at various rates, we show how to convert from consumer units to pounds of CO2 for various energy sources.  Since there are … Continue reading

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Environmental Rules Rolled Back by Trump

Environmental Rules Rolled Back by Trump The New York Times has documented 83 environmental rules rolled back or being rolled back by the Trump administration.  It has also noted 10 that have been reinstated by the courts.  We report their … Continue reading

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