Category Archives: Fossil Fuel Energy

Human Breakouts as Enhancements of Climate Change

Human Breakouts as Enhancements of Climate Change We have been warned of several possible tipping points that may occur from climate change.  They are physical or chemical in origin, or involve atmospheric or oceanic flows.  But there are also human … Continue reading

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Trump Does Not Misunderstand Air Pollution, He Hides It

Trump Does Not Misunderstand Air Pollution, He Hides It The G20 reporting claims that Trump confuses air pollution with climate change.  But Trump is also sweeping harmful US air pollution under the rug as well.  He doesn’t misunderstand them.   … Continue reading

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The Greenhouse Gas Pollution of Air Travel

The Greenhouse Gas Pollution of Air Travel The question of greenhouse gas emissions from air travel is gaining more angst.  I will present here a virtual trip with an estimate of its pollution from a European web calculator. There are … Continue reading

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World Populations and Climate Change

World Population and Climate Change A positive article appeared on the world population peaking, and easing back down.  Of course, it depends on women achieving jobs, education, and the right to chose about children.  It is also a result of … Continue reading

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Keys to Climate Action

Keys to Climate Action This is a talk that I gave to OLLI on National, State, Cities, and Businesses involved in Climate Action.  It also covers utilities, and individual actions.  It emphasizes California, wildfires, and sea level rise predictions and … Continue reading

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New Year’s Political Niblets

New Year’s Political Niblets The only real military action Trump has initiated is to attack air facilities of Syria after they used nerve gas against civilians.  That was actually the only clean air action that Trump has taken.  As far … Continue reading

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Effects of Mercury, PM2.5, and Donald Trump

Effects of Mercury, PM2.5, and Donald Trump Is Trump Mercurial? Could one who refuses to remove mercury vapor from coal burning be called Mercurial? The above were three possible titles for this article. Having read again about Trump and his … Continue reading

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Comparison of California Utilities Power Sources And Emissions for 2017

We compare the energy sources for the major California utilities with each other, as well as with the overall California sources, and the US overall sources.  For each, we calculate the emissions per kWh.  Undisclosed sources are taken to be … Continue reading

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How Large and Influential is Coal Usage?

How Large and Influential is Coal Usage? Overall, US coal usage as a percent of electric power has declined from about 53% in 2000 to 33% in 2015.  We are using data related to electric car choices from a report … Continue reading

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Looking at Air Pollution from its Shortening of Life Expectancy

Looking at Air Pollution from its Shortening of Life Expectancy Environmentalists at the University of Chicago have done a worldwide study of the effects of air pollution on lowering life expectancy in all nations, and in key regions within nations.  … Continue reading

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