Category Archives: Houston Flooding

Climate Change Makes a Dramatic Election Reemergence

I was expecting a small hurricane or so to occur sometime during the election, to remind us of climate change.  Climate change has taken a far back seat to the pandemic, and the destruction of our economy in the poor … 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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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

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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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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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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

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Slides from the NOAA/NASA Annual Global Analysis for 2018

Slides from the NOAA/NASA Annual Global Analysis for 2018 The NASA author is Gavin A. Schmidt, and the NOAA author is Derek Arendt. I have put photos of the graphs from the above analysis on a Flickr album NOAA/NASA Annual … Continue reading

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World, US, and California Flood Maps

World, US, and California Flood Maps We use the online Climate Central flood map data at ss2.climatecentral.org to generate flood maps for California, the US, and the World.  In general, we start with the 6 foot flood maps, and go … 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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Building a Trumpian Sea Wall

Building a Trumpian Sea Wall Trump’s attacks on greenhouse gas regulations will be a major contributor to global warming for the foreseeable future.  This includes stopping improvements in CAFE cleaner car standards.  The EPA is halving the rate of methane … Continue reading

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