Category Archives: Conservation

Notes From the Global Climate Action Summit, Day 1

Notes From the Global Climate Action Summit, Day 1 Over 4,000 people representing key climate action operators are taking part in GCAS. The sessions on Thursday and Friday, September 13 and 14, 2018, are being streamed live on YouTube, and … Continue reading

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New Summary of California Greenhouse Gas Emissions in 2016

Summary of California Greenhouse Gas Emissions for 2000 to 2016, 2018 Edition This report is from the California Air Resources Board. The units used are Million Metric Tons of CO2 equivalent (MMTCO2e), which we will shorten to “CO2” or just … Continue reading

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Climate-Wise Actions for Laguna Beach

Concerned about climate change? Here are some steps Laguna Beach residents (and everyone else) can take to combat climate change and help the environment.  Walk more, drive less. Use the trolley…it’s free.  Turn lights off at home.  Use LED light … Continue reading

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How Much Does Trump Hate California? Let Us Count the Ways

How Much Does Trump Hate California? Let Us Count the Ways (Apologies to William Shakespeare) First of all, which state could harbor the three million undocumented and potential illegal voters that Trump dreams that he lost by. California not only … 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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Green Energy Decisions that Individuals Can Make

In making changes in our uses of energy in order to become sustainable, much can be done on the large scale of our governments and our energy plants and utilities. However, in the end use, we personally are responsible 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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The Trump Cocktail Party to Decide on the Paris Agreement

The Trump Cocktail Party to Decide on the Paris Agreement   Imagine a country club cocktail party with fellow billionaires who are politicians, oil billionaires, real estate barons, clothing designers, personal and tax lawyers, a governor of an oil state, … Continue reading

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March for Science, the Climate Program

March for Science and Earth Day 2017, Washington DC, Climate Program   In short, it is going to take a lot of work by a lot of people on all levels to move forward the funding of science and progress … Continue reading

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Impressions from the March for Science in Washington, DC

Impressions from the March For Science in Washington, DC.   Many of the speakers are young, and they speak with emotion and fervor, which is not something that an old and calm blogger like me. That is what the movement … Continue reading

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