Category Archives: Trump Administration

Climate Change, Tobacco, and Vaping Denial

Climate Change, Tobacco, and Vaping Denial. It seems the leading stories are all connected to climate denial, and its predecessor, to deny that tobacco causes cancer. We celebrate that National Security Council senior director for emerging technologies and lead climate … 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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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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CARB Web Conferences on Carbon Neutrality

CARB Web Conferences on Carbon Neutrality Instead of reporting on two packed CARB (California Air Resources Board) short web conferences for California, I will give my impressions and critique.  The first was on Carbon Neutrality:  Scenarios for Deep Decarbonization, and … Continue reading

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Regarding Trump’s Retweet of a Conspiracy Theory on Epstein’s Death

It’s Another  “Any Other President Would Be Impeached for This Alone” Article. We’re referring to Trump’s retweet of a conspiratorial site that wants to blame Epstein’s death on the Clintons. How far have we fallen (yet again) with Trump, that … Continue reading

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Trump and Republican Absence from Fixing Cities and Gun Violence

Trump and Republican Absence from Fixing Cities and Gun Violence Update:  Trump read a TelePrompTer speech condemning the killings, but not touching on any gun or ammunition control issues.  The Dayton shooter is now known to have used the highest … 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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Use of a University Blog for Science Communication and Government Evaluations

Use of a University Blog for Science Communication and Government Evaluations I am aware that I as a University employee, one cannot advertise for a product, or support a political party or candidate during work hours, or using University resources.  … Continue reading

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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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Environmental Rules Rolled Back by Trump

Environmental Rules Rolled Back by Trump The New York Times has documented 83 environmental rules rolled back or being rolled back by the Trump administration.  It has also noted 10 that have been reinstated by the courts.  We report their … Continue reading

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