Category Archives: Air Quality

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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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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Americans and Californians at Risk From Air Pollution

Americans and Californians at Risk From Air Pollution The American Lung Association Report “State of the Air, 2019” on the Most Polluted US Cities and Counties evaluates three kinds of air pollution, and people at risk in those cities and … Continue reading

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Trump’s Decrease in Fuel Economy Standards

Trump’s Decrease in Fuel Economy Standards No, I did not read the 515 page plan for the new CAFE standards from 2021 to 2026, now called SAFE (The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient Rule for Model Years 2021-2026).  I just read the … Continue reading

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United States Scores and Rankings in the 2018 Environmental Performance Index

United States Scores and Rankings in the 2018 Environmental Performance Index The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) is an assessment and ranking performed by the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy and the Center for International Earth Science Information Network … Continue reading

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Columbia Climate Law Finds 200 Cases of Trump Throttling Science in Government

Columbia Climate Law Finds 200 Cases of Trump Throttling Science in Government  On the website columbiaclimatelaw.com/resources/silencing-science-tracker/ Columbia Law senior fellow Romany Webb has compiled Trump’s silencing of science in all of his executive departments and agencies.  The site is called … Continue reading

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Dear Donald: Windmills Do Not Cause Cancer; Narcissists Do!

Dear Donald:  Windmills Do Not Cause Cancer; Narcissists Do! At the National Republican Congressional Committee Trump made one of his “they say that” lies that windmill’s noise (whrr, whrr, with circling hand, our President acted out) causes cancer.  While living … Continue reading

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World Air Pollution Deaths Now Doubled

World Air Pollution Deaths Now Doubled Worldwide deaths from outdoor air pollution are now estimated at 8.9 million a year.  Many of them occur by inducing the five leading causes of death, led by heart disease.   The microscopic particles … Continue reading

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UC Irvine “Fire and Ice” Climate Conference Websites

Fire and Ice Conference Websites Instead of failing to cover the Fire & Ice conference in any detail, I thought that I would just give the interesting websites mentioned during the conference, and some for the speakers. The Keynote speaker … Continue reading

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