Category Archives: Tsunami

The Unpredictability of Energy Policy?

The Unpredictability of Energy Policy? Many unexpected events and technological developments occur which can change energy outlook over the period of a decade. But in many areas, some people foresaw the occurrences, or just made good guesses. But not knowing … Continue reading

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Earthquake in the Movie San Andreas Far Greater Than That Expected

The truly frightening scenarios of total San Francisco and Los Angeles destruction in the movie San Andreas is far greater than earthquake science expects. There is already an article at smithsonianmag.com establishing this. The error lies in mixing up the … Continue reading

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NRC Report on Sea Level Rise Along California, Oregon, and Washington

These are the projections for sea level rise by 2100 as determined by the Relative Concentration Pathways (RCPs) calculated by climate models.  For the lowest, RCP 2.6, the sea level rise from 2005 is centered around 20″, with a rate … Continue reading

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Projections for Future Greenhouse Gas Reductions

The first rule of the Energy Futures Club is that there are no rules, but you can talk about it all you want.  You would think that with power plants that last 60 or more years, and that take a … Continue reading

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UC Irvine Forum Talk by Lisa Grant Ludwig of UCI on the Earthquake Problem

 These are my notes on the UC Irvine Forum given by Lisa Grant Ludwig, Professor of Public Health at UCI, on Dec. 12, 2012.  The title was: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Solving the Earthquake Problem (The slides from part of … Continue reading

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Sea Level Rise Risks in Newport Beach CA, New York NY, Foster City CA, Tampa FL, and Point Pleasant NJ

I came across an interesting article in the New York Times on September 10 by Mireya Navarro about area planners contemplating how to strenghten the city to the risk of sea level rise and storms.  Clearly everyone in the area … Continue reading

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Talk by Mr. Yasutel Yamada at UC Irvine from the Skilled Veterans Corps for Fukushima

  John Whiteley sponsored this talk for his class along with the Environmental Institute October 29, 2012 First John showed a short film on the Sendai earthquake and tsunami by NHK World Film.  Some notes from the film follow. The … Continue reading

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The San Onofre Tsunami Wall and Reactor Protections

I am going to summarize here the Hydrology Report used to justify the height of the tsunami wall at the San Onofre Nuclear Generator Plant (SONGS).  I haven’t found out the date of the report yet, but from the references it … Continue reading

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Evaluate Before Acting on California Reactor Risk

From what I have read in the local papers, there is much concern locally about earthquakes, tsunamis and other problems at the SONGS nuclear reactors in San Onofre, California.  There have been city council meetings in Laguna Beach and Irvine … Continue reading

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San Onofre Nuclear Plant Safety Talk

Last night I went to the talk on SONGS nuclear safety by Caroline McAndrews, M.A., an engineer and director of License Renewal for the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, and Japan earthquake response manager.  It will be on YouTube in the … Continue reading

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