Category Archives: Economies

The Global Health Security Index for African Countries, by Population

The Global Health Security Index for African Countries, by Population We list the GHS Index for 22 of the most populous African nations.  The index goes from 0 to 100, where 100 would be complete capabilities to confront a pandemic.  … Continue reading

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Comparing the Citizens Climate Lobby and the Climate Leadership Council Carbon Fee and Dividend Plans

Comparing the Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) and the Climate Leadership Council (CLC) Carbon Fee and Dividend Plans The CLC has been put forward by an Οp-Ed in the Washington Post, and the “The Pricing Advantage” by George R. Schultz and … Continue reading

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Democracy Ratings for the US and Countries in the News from the V-Dem Institute

We show graphs over time of the US and countries in the news, for five categories.  The ratings go from 1900 through 2018, unless only fewer years are available.  The source of the ratings is the V-Dem Institute at V-dem.net. … Continue reading

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Why Are We Waiting for Trump Alone to Determine War or Peace?

We’re back to this incomprehension of why, in supposedly the most advanced nation in the world, the question of war or peace is determined by one of the most self-interested billionaires, who is seriously affected by any challenges to his … Continue reading

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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

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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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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Are Trump’s Tariff Costs Insignificant?

Comments on Peter Navarro’s Arguments That the Tariffs are Insignificant Update:  8/23  Later that day.  Trump, the Casino owner, has seen the Chinese call, and raised it yet again.  By Midnight, we might be at DEFCON 4.  Trump will raise … Continue reading

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Is the US Really the Strongest That It Has Ever Been?

Is the US Really the Strongest That It Has Ever Been? Well,Trump has pumped up the military budget for the last two budgets.  And the weapons systems have been progressed.  But the military is only one of many technological, environmental, … Continue reading

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Summary of US Climate Assessment: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation

Summary of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II:  Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States.  Americans Respond to the Impacts of Climate Change The climate report is required every four years by Congress, is completed by 13 agencies, … Continue reading

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