Category Archives: Air Quality

Trump Leaves a Destructive Climate Wake

Trump Leaves a Destructive Climate Wake Humpty Dumpty Ran on The Wall; Humpty Dumpty Had a Viral Fall; All the King’s Governors and all of his Judgemen, Couldn’t Put Humpty in Office Again.  (We hope.) The NY Times had a … Continue reading

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California Wildfires Set Records

Western California, Oregon and Washington wildfires have the worst air pollution on earth.  California wildfires have passed a record 3 million acres, or 4,700 square miles.  There are over 100 fires burning. CNN Calfire fire locations.  There have been 20 … Continue reading

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Climate Change Makes a Dramatic Election Reemergence

I was expecting a small hurricane or so to occur sometime during the election, to remind us of climate change.  Climate change has taken a far back seat to the pandemic, and the destruction of our economy in the poor … Continue reading

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California’s Vast Lightning Fires and Hazardous Air Pollution

California’s Vast Lightning Fires and Hazardous Air Pollution California has had 11,000 lightning strikes and 370 resulting fires, of which 23 are major fires.  Over 10,000 firefighters are fighting them.  We will show PurpleAir.com maps of the extremely hazardous air … Continue reading

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Comparing the Citizens Climate Lobby and the Climate Leadership Council Carbon Fee and Dividend Plans

Comparing the Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) and the Climate Leadership Council (CLC) Carbon Fee and Dividend Plans The CLC has been put forward by an Οp-Ed in the Washington Post, and the “The Pricing Advantage” by George R. Schultz and … Continue reading

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Trump’s Proposed NOAA Budget Cuts, and the Actual Increases

NOAA is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.   From their website, their Mission is:  “To understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans, and coasts, to share that knowledge and information with others, and to conserve and manage coastal … Continue reading

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Trump’s Absurd Science Budget Cut Proposals, and Their Defeats

Trump’s Absurd Science Budget Cut Proposals, and Their Defeats It is sad to see Trump and his Political Appointees attempt to remove funding for projects related to climate science and environmental protection, while the Congress again ignores them, and in … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving for Environmental Actions

Thanksgiving for Environmental Actions While many (most) environmental articles are negative, there is yet an abundance of research, knowledge, education, plans and commitments to solve these problems, especially climate change.  We can celebrate these for Thanksgiving. First of all, the … Continue reading

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Suits for Independent CAFE Standards Go With Blue States, and a Majority of Electoral Votes

Suits for Independent CAFE Standards Go With Blue States  and a Majority of Electoral Votes The 23 States plus D.C. which are included in the suit for waivers to form their own fuel economy standards are led by California’s standards.  … Continue reading

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Talk by Prof. V. Ram Ramanathan at UC Irvine

This is just the start of an article on the talk by Prof. V. Ram Ramanathan at Earth System Science at UC Irvine on Oct. 29, 2019.  The talk was titled “Bending the Curve:  Overarching Solutions for a rapidly warming … Continue reading

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