Category Archives: Science and Engineering Education

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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Trump’s Proposed 2019 DoE and NASA Cuts, and Actual Increases

Trump’s Proposed Cuts to the Department of Energy and NASA, with their actual Congressional Increases. Department of Energy Budget In the following table for the science sectors of the Department of Energy, we give, in millions of dollars:  the 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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Trump’s National Emergency Fraud

Trump’s National Emergency Fraud First of all, lets get my political views out of the way.  In general, rulers become dictators by invoking emergency powers. Trump now says that he can enforce his Decree by Tweet, that American businesses trading with … Continue reading

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Introduction to the Planets Mercury, Venus, and the Earth by Dennis Silverman

Introduction to the Planets Mercury, Venus, and the Earth by Dennis Silverman For the OLLI course “Introduction to the Solar System”. SC215, on December 6, 2018. intro slides Mercury(1) Venus(1) Planet Earth

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Comments on Trump’s Insincerity About the Climate Impact Report

Comments on Trump’s Insincerity About the Climate Impact Report If not now, when, if not us, who? I hate to spend my time raking Trump over his polluting coal heap, but it has to be done.  Since I am not … Continue reading

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Red State Tax Cuts: The Growth Killers

Red State Tax Cuts: The Growth Killers Tax Cuts claimed to encourage growth. Freeze or lower teacher salaries. Lower support and supplies of schools. Court businesses who want good schools for children of their highly educated staff Businesses also need … Continue reading

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Science and Engineering Education in California and in the US

We are going to present data on Science and Engineering (S&E) Education from the National Science Board study, and give results for California and for the United States as a whole.  Rather than showing large graphs of the yearly history … Continue reading

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