Category Archives: Coastal States

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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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

Posted in Air Quality, California Power Mixes, California Smog, Clean Energy, Climate Change, Climate Education, Climate Science, Coastal Flooding, Coastal States, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Wind Energy | Leave a comment

My Articles on Sea Level Rise

My Articles on Sea Level Rise. My article on sea level rise in Laguna Beach was cited in a very thorough article on sea level rise in Orange County in the OC Weekly, by Anthony Pignataro, on August 1, 2019.  … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change, Climate Education, Climate Science, Coastal Flooding, Coastal States, Donald Trump, Laguna Beach Flood Levels, No More Drilling, Offshore Oil Drilling, Sea Level Rise, Summary of Climate Topics for Southern California, US Flood Maps, World Flood Maps | Leave a comment

Fifteen Republican States Will Suffer the Most Climate Change in This Century

Fifteen Republican States Will Suffer the Most Climate Change in This Century This has one exception, of the inclusion of the Democratic state of Hawaii. A study by the Brookings Institute Metropolitan Policy Program shows in the figure below that … Continue reading

Posted in Clean Energy, Coastal Flooding, Coastal States, Houston Flooding, Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Irma, Sea Level Rise, US Flood Maps | Leave a comment

The California Coast is Well Represented in the House Climate Crisis Committee

The California Coast is Well Represented in the House Climate Crisis Committee The House has announced the House Select Committee on the Climate Crises.  We applaud the name of “Climate Crises” in this age of Trump.  Of the majority seven … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 Midterm Election, Clean Energy, Climate Change, Climate Science, Coastal States, Electric Cars, Hybrid Cars, Infrastructure, No More Drilling, Offshore Oil Drilling, Transportation | Leave a comment

Warming by 2100 for Leading US and World Cities

We exploit the new availability of climate warming predictions by one degree map boxes to look at the warming by year 2100 of US and World cities.  The website is Carbon Brief of the United Kingdom:    carbonbrief.org  The four … Continue reading

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Trump Has Made the Department of Defense into Climate Liars

Trump Has Made the Department of Defense into Climate Liars In a DoD report on Climate-Related Risk to DoD Infrastructure, Initial Vulnerability Assessment Survey (SLVAS) Report, drafters have removed the 23 mentions of “climate change”. This is what the report … Continue reading

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Dear Republicans: This is a Great Time to Consider Retirement

Dear Republicans: This is a Great Time to Consider Retirement The new CNN cited polls show that your demographic groups are down 13% to 20% from the last election. Your President is the least popular in history. He has decided … Continue reading

Posted in 2018, 2018 Midterm Election, Climate Change, Climate Science, Coastal States, Congressional Investigation, Constitution, Dana Rohrabacher CA 48th, Donald Trump, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, Governors and State Legislatures, Humor, Laguna Beach Rally, Mimi Walters CA 45th, Offshore Oil Drilling, Oil, Public Confidence, Regulations, Supreme Court, Swing States, Trump Administration, Trump Tax Cuts, Voting Rights | Leave a comment

No New Drilling Rally in Laguna Beach

Rather than eggheading all the time, I actually went to the No New (Offshore) Drilling Rally in Laguna Beach.  It was held at Main Beach.  It started with networking, and then sign waving and chanting along Pacific Coast Highway.  Then … Continue reading

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Warming of Land, the Northern Hemisphere, and the USA through 2017

We can now update warming through 2017. While the global warming numbers are important, we live on land.  We grow our crops on land.  The forests and plants that transform our generated CO2 back to Oxygen using photosynthesis are mainly … Continue reading

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