Category Archives: California Smog

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’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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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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Trump’s Climate Change Denial Con and His Activities

Trump’s Climate Change Denial Con and His Activities I wrote before, that the plan of the Cons that Trump carries out is to act 100% like the Con is actually true.  I even invented a fictitious book that Trump is … Continue reading

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Economic Reasons to be Cautious With Iran

Economic Reasons to be Cautious with Iran The Saudi government and people, the Persian Gulf nations, and the world economies and nuclear powers definitely don’t want a war with Iran. The Saudi’s and the Gulf states must be shocked that … 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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Energy and Cost Problems With Senator Sander’s Green New Deal

Energy and Cost Problems With Senator Sander’s Green New Deal I am only going to comment on the energy aspects of the plan, not the employment and social justice parts, which are separate choices to make. The speedy goal is … Continue reading

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