Category Archives: Paris Climate Agreement

Putin’s Choice: to Trump, or Not?

Putin’s Choice:  to Trump, or Not? Update 2/22/2020:  The intelligence agencies are reporting that Putin is aiding both Trump and Bernie Sanders.  Go figure. (The two faces that launched a thousand conspiracy theories.)  However, Sanders denounced the election interference, while Trump … Continue reading

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Average Temperatures of Key Cities in 2019, Most Above Normal

AccuWeather examined the average temperatures of 3,500 cities in 2019, and The NY Times set up a search site for cities.  Of those cities, 83% were higher than normal in 2019. 2019 was the second warmest year on record, just … 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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Has Trump Really Gone Bonkers?

Has Trump Really Gone Bonkers? Today, Trump doubled down on including cultural targets.  Despite yesterday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that they were not going to be hit.  That’s because that would be war crimes under international law.  By … 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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Thanksgiving for Environmental Actions

Thanksgiving for Environmental Actions While many (most) environmental articles are negative, there is yet an abundance of research, knowledge, education, plans and commitments to solve these problems, especially climate change.  We can celebrate these for Thanksgiving. First of all, the … Continue reading

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UN Data on Emissions and Needed Goals

We start with emission data from the UN Environment Report, and show the areas in which emissions can be sharply cut with existing technologies.  The current Paris Accord agreements are just keeping up with business as usual, given rising economic … Continue reading

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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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America’s Climate Action Dilemmas

America’s Climate Action Dilemmas About half of Americans are taking climate action on state, city, industry, and individual levels.  Polls show between 2/3 and 3/4 think the US should take such action.  However, we are currently in one of our … Continue reading

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