Category Archives: Climate Change

Orange County Turns into a Blue County

Orange County Turns into a Blue County Going to Earthquakes class and two others instead of writing today.  So here are the shorts. The AP has declared Dem Katie Porter the winner of CA 45. Porter to Walters:  so long … Continue reading

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California Heat, Drought, High Winds, Long Summers, and Wildfires

California Heat, Drought, High Winds, Long Summers, and Wildfires We write this column to describe the desert and drought conditions of California.   To start with, there are longer summers, due to climate change.  This is mid-November, and we are … Continue reading

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California Wildfires and Trump Wildfires

California Wildfires and Trump Wildfires It takes a whole news organization, or all news organizations, to cover all of the crazy statements of the Dissembler in Chief.  I certainly will not spend time on it. Unless, of course, it applies … Continue reading

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This Celebrates My 900th Blog Article

This Celebrates My 900th Blog Article Unfortunately, it is on a very sad day, due to the attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.  That was preceded by a week of bombs from the #MAGAbomber to 14 Trump … Continue reading

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The Club of Rome World Projections to the Year 2050

“Transformation is feasible”.  “How to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals Within Planetary Boundaries.” A Report to the Club of Rome from the Stockholm Resilience Center and the BI Norwegian Business School.  They use a model with many development factors to … Continue reading

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Increased Oil Prices as a Test of a Carbon Tax

Increased Oil Prices as a Test of a Carbon Tax The cost of a barrel of oil has increased by double from its $41 minimum average in 2016 to $80 a barrel now for the OPEC basket, although the 2018 … Continue reading

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Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz’s Talk at Distinctive Voices at the Beckman

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz’s Talk at Distinctive Voices at the Beckman ”Accelerating the Clean Energy Transformation” Prof. Ernest Moniz was President Obama’s Secretary of Energy from 2013 to Jan. 2017.  He worked with Secretary of State Kerry to negotiate the … Continue reading

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Projected Carbon Tax Costs for Households in California and Orange County

Projected Carbon Tax Costs for Households in California and Orange County With Carbon taxes being considered at various rates, we show how to convert from consumer units to pounds of CO2 for various energy sources.  Since there are local prices … Continue reading

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Hazardous Climate Change Effects in a Conservative IPCC Report

Hazardous Climate Change Effects in a Conservative IPCC Report The earth’s mean temperature has risen one degree Centigrade or 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit from the pre-industrial age in 1750.  The European and Paris Agreement goal has been only a total 1.5 … Continue reading

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