Category Archives: Climate Change

Has Trump Really Gone Bonkers?

Has Trump Really Gone Bonkers? Today, Trump doubled down on including cultural targets.  Despite yesterday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that they were not going to be hit.  That’s because that would be war crimes under international law.  By … Continue reading

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Trump’s Proposed NOAA Budget Cuts, and the Actual Increases

NOAA is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.   From their website, their Mission is:  “To understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans, and coasts, to share that knowledge and information with others, and to conserve and manage coastal … Continue reading

Posted in Air Quality, Climate Change, Climate Education, Climate Science, Coastal Flooding, Donald Trump, Fire Risks, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, NOAA, Ocean Acidification, Smog worldwide, Trump Administration, Trump Budget, Trump on Climate Change, US Flood Maps, World Smog | Leave a comment

Trump’s Proposed 2019 DoE and NASA Cuts, and Actual Increases

Trump’s Proposed Cuts to the Department of Energy and NASA, with their actual Congressional Increases. Department of Energy Budget In the following table for the science sectors of the Department of Energy, we give, in millions of dollars:  the 2019 … Continue reading

Posted in Clean Energy, Climate Change, Climate Education, Climate Science, Conservation, Department of Energy, Donald Trump, Fossil Fuel Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, NASA, Nuclear Energy, Particle Physics, Renewable Energy, Science and Engineering Education, Science Funding, Solar Energy, Trump Budget, University Funding, Wind Energy | Leave a comment

Costs of Weather Related Disasters Are Increasing in the US

Costs of Weather and Climate Related Disasters Over the Last 40 Years, and During the Trump Presidency The data and maps are from the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. I’m jumping the storm a little since the data for 2019 … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 Midterm Election, 2020 Election, 2020 Primaries, Clean Energy, Climate Change, Climate Education, Climate Science, Donald Trump, Economies, EPA, Fossil Fuel Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Houston Flooding, Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Irma, NOAA, Paris Climate Accord, Renewable Energy, Trump on Climate Change | Leave a comment

The Coming Climate Action Decade, the 2020s

The Coming Climate Action Decade, the 2020s. An entire generation will be known for the next decade, starting in the 20s.  In fact, it is the next 20 years, or fifth of a century, that will be crucial, and has … Continue reading

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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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