Category Archives: Air Quality

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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California Cities and the Nation in the Costs of Commuting

Los Angeles—Orange County and the San Francisco Bay Area are the top two areas in the country for time spent in jammed traffic.  We report on California and the US in the 2019 Urban Mobility Report.  These include hours per … Continue reading

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CARB Web Conferences on Carbon Neutrality

CARB Web Conferences on Carbon Neutrality Instead of reporting on two packed CARB (California Air Resources Board) short web conferences for California, I will give my impressions and critique.  The first was on Carbon Neutrality:  Scenarios for Deep Decarbonization, and … Continue reading

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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

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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

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