Category Archives: California Water

It is Our Air, Our Water, Our Health, and Our Climate Future, NOT Trump’s

It’s Our Air, Our Water, Our Health, and Our Climate Future, NOT Trump’s This is established in the preamble to the Constitution in the words: “We the People of the United State, in Order to … promote the general Welfare…do … Continue reading

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It’s Not Only What Climate Change Will Do to Our City, It’s to Our Whole Network

It’s Not Only What Climate Change Will Do To Our City, It’s What It Will Do To Our Whole Network We live in a complex interdependent world, where most of the connections are invisible to us.  Our city does not … Continue reading

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Our 700th Energy Blog Article

Our 700th Energy Blog Article It’s time to celebrate our 700th blog article. I call it our, because my writing is largely a reflection of my community and information sources. I like to look beyond the news publications, which avoid … Continue reading

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Why Stakeholders in Infrastructure May Want to Obey Regulations

Why Stakeholders in Infrastructure May Want to Obey Regulations Trump’s avoidance of regulations in Infrastructure Projects is not good for the public in the long range. It’s also not good for the state and local governments or businesses that will … Continue reading

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Summary of Posts Relevant to Climate Action Plans for Southern California

Summary of Posts Relevant to Climate Action Plans for Southern California By Dennis Silverman UCI Physics and Astronomy My Blog is at: sites.uci.edu/energyobserver/  The Long-Term Outlook for Climate Sustainability An optimistic long-term outlook to 2100 to help survive the present … Continue reading

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Southern California King Tides in 2017/2018

Southern California King Tides in 2017/2018 The winter King Tides for Southern California are in early December and January. At Balboa Pier, Newport Beach, they will occur at the following dates and times, with associated heights above relative mean sea … Continue reading

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Southwestern Temperature Increases with Climate Change

The Fourth National Climate Assessment includes projections for temperature increases that can cause cause droughts and decrease the winter storage of water to cover summer needs. The report uses the do-nothing RCP 8.5 projection, and calculates the temperature increases for … Continue reading

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Suggestions for the Laguna Beach Climate Protection Action Plan Renewal

Suggestions for the Laguna Beach Climate Protection Action Plan Renewal   In considering possible updates to the Laguna Beach Climate Protection action plan, I wanted to discuss some specific emission reduction methods that are under the control of the residents … Continue reading

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We Can Achieve the Paris Agreement Even Without Trump

We Can Achieve the Paris Agreement Even Without Trump   The Washington Post argue that Trump should keep the US in the Paris Agreement, because it doesn’t cost us anything, and we can still act as an important world leader. … Continue reading

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Can the Local Nature of Energy Save Us?

Can the Local Nature of Energy Save Us? A lot of energy production and use decisions are local. While Trump canceled progressive regulations, some of which were being blocked in the courts anyway, energy users can often make lower pollution … Continue reading

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