Category Archives: Climate Change

The Silencing Science Tracker in December, 2019

Happy Holidays.  It’s time to update the Silencing Science Tracker.  This just lists news articles that refer to silencing science, or attempting to silence science, in various bills, agencies, schools, or research.  It starts with the beginning of the Trump … Continue reading

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The National Case for Water Conservation — Answers to Donald Trump

The National Case for Water Conservation — Answer to Donald Trump We will show show below that some key states for Republicans and Trump have records of drought, including of course, California, but also his largest state, Texas.  Nothing motivates … Continue reading

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“You Can Fool Some of the People All the Time” — Has Trump Won?

“You Can Fool Some of The People All the Time” — Has Trump Won? President Lincoln might have said this, but Trump, and his cohort, and his Party, and his Fox News, live it.  As long as 90% of them … 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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UN Data on Emissions and Needed Goals

We start with emission data from the UN Environment Report, and show the areas in which emissions can be sharply cut with existing technologies.  The current Paris Accord agreements are just keeping up with business as usual, given rising economic … 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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Flooding Will Affect 300 Million by 2050

A new study by Climate Central called Flooded Future shows that 300 million people will be affected by sea level rise flooding once yearly by 2050.  This is almost four times as much as was estimated from previous satellite data, … 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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In No Way Does Impeachment Reverse the Results of 2016

In No Way Does Impeachment Reverse the Results of 2016 Everybody expects that Trump will remain President since 20 Senate Republicans are not going to vote for impeachment. Even if Trump’s reelection support drops to 35% and the Senate dumps … Continue reading

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Rates of Emission Declines to Reach California’s Goals

Rates of Emission Declines to Reach California’s Goals Estimates of rates needed to meet climate goals or GHG (greenhouse gases) reductions by 2030 and 2050 have come out.  These seem to be generated by simple mathematical methods, so we will … Continue reading

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