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Climate Change – it is all on you and me

February 6, 2017 0 Comments
Climate Change – it is all on you and me

Our lighting is more efficient in the past. Our manufacturing plants crank out more stuff with less material. Our agriculture is so productive it produces enough food to feed the entire world (hunger problems in the present day are largely political in nature). Between 20 and 30% (depending who you reference) of our energy now […]

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2016 Warmest Year on Record Globally

February 5, 2017 0 Comments
2016 Warmest Year on Record Globally

  For the third year in a row, the world has reached its warmest average temperature on record.  The average temperature (land and ocean combined) was 58.69 degrees F in 2016 which beats the old record of 2015 by .07 degrees F.  This record has been confirmed by scientists at NOAA, NASA, and the Japan […]

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Flooding & Growing Again

January 17, 2017 0 Comments
Flooding & Growing Again

If you have been following the weather recently, you have probably heard news and seen some amazing sights coming out of California. Since the middle of December, there are many places in Northern California that have received between 7 and 15 inches of rain – essentially 6 months worth of rain in a little over a […]

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Fantastic Environmental News

January 13, 2017 2 Comments
Fantastic Environmental News

I have to admit, maybe most people will not celebrate the news as much as me, but I think it is fantastic anyway. Americans are having fewer kids (and spending more money on pets). Some demographers noticed the trend after the great recession of 2008. It continues through today. More people are delaying or foregoing […]

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Holiday Cheer for the Environment

December 23, 2016 0 Comments
Holiday Cheer for the Environment

News about abnormally warm conditions at the North Pole might be dominating the doom-and-gloom headlines lately, but there is a lot of good news as well. Let me share some of the latest developments surrounding clean energy to put you in a good mood for this Christmas weekend. Many people are worried that the world is […]

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Extreme Hipocrisy?

December 21, 2016 0 Comments
Extreme Hipocrisy?

I experienced an enormous sense of de-ja-vu a couple of weeks ago. There is a new movie about the potential dangers of “climate change”. It is called “Before the Flood“, but I will forgive you if you think the title could be “An Inconvenient Truth“. Before I begin an epic but not very unique rant about […]

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Tracking the change of glaciers in near real-time

December 13, 2016 0 Comments
Tracking the change of glaciers in near real-time

  When we look at still photos of glaciers and other ice sheets, they often seem still and stable.  Yet when viewed in a time sequence using satellite technology and computer software their changes are remarkable. A recent article from NASA highlights how ice can move in unique and surprising ways.    “With imagery and […]

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Yes Virginia, There is a Carbon Cycle

November 10, 2016 0 Comments
Yes Virginia, There is a Carbon Cycle

With all the talk of Peak Oil and anthropogenic global warming (AGW), many people often forget that the earth has a natural carbon cycle. The carbon that is under the crust doesn’t stay there forever. The carbon in the atmosphere doesn’t stay there forever. It is naturally recycled in a myriad of ways. Almost every […]

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Not so permanent 400

November 8, 2016 0 Comments
Not so permanent 400

What is in a number? There are many numbers that are marked as milestones, like every decade of your life (birthdays). Silver, gold, and diamond anniversaries are marked at 25, 50, and 75 years of marriage. The turning of the seasons and each year on the calendar are often noted as special events. I though a […]

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Another Record Warm Month Globally

September 14, 2016 0 Comments
Another Record Warm Month Globally

  According to NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies August 2016 was the warmest on August on record globally since reliable records began in 1880.  It was 0.16 degrees C above the previous warmest August, which was in 2014.  August 2016 was 0.98 degrees C above the mean surface temperature from the 1951-1980 period. This […]

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