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Choosing “Better” Progress

January 14, 2019 0 Comments
Choosing “Better” Progress

I have noticed some negative headlines in news reports lately. It seems “progress” and growth might be slowing down in some parts of world. The U.S. birthrate hits an all-time low, again! Chinese auto sales suffer a historic collapse. Single family housing starts are the lowest since 1990. Fertility rates are declining around the world! […]

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2018 By The Numbers

January 2, 2019 0 Comments
2018 By The Numbers

Before reading ahead to the recap of the year, you might want to take a look back at the top ten list from 2018. There is a lot of interesting stuff in the honorable mentions, 10 through 7, 6 through 4, and 3 through 1. As mentioned in the top ten list, 2018 did not […]

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Top Ten Weather Events of 2018 – 3 Through 1

December 31, 2018 0 Comments
Top Ten Weather Events of 2018 – 3 Through 1

The previous events in the top ten list were definitely interesting but the top three really stand apart and might be the sort-of record-setting weather that could stand for a long time. Before getting into the top 3, you might want to review the honorable mentions, 10 through 7, and 6 through 4. 3. Snowy […]

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Top Ten Weather Events of 2018 – 6 Through 4

December 28, 2018 0 Comments
Top Ten Weather Events of 2018 – 6 Through 4

We are advancing through the list and the weather events are getting bigger. If you haven’t seen the list up until this point, take a short bit to review the honorable mentions and numbers 10 through 7 that were profiled over the last couple of days. 6. A very wet and record-breaking period of weather […]

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Top Ten Weather Events of 2018 – 10 through 7

December 27, 2018 0 Comments
Top Ten Weather Events of 2018 – 10 through 7

Before getting into the next weather events in the 2018 top ten list, you might want to check the honorable mentions from yesterday’s blog. 10. A wild week of weather in October. On October 9th we had a record rainfall of 1.72 inches in Wausau (on the next day there was an additional 0.60 inches). […]

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Top Ten for 2018 – Honorable Mention

December 26, 2018 0 Comments
Top Ten for 2018 – Honorable Mention

Looking back at 2018, it was definitely filled with notable weather but the events were not too difficult to rank. Most of the events on the list were not all that extreme as compared to some years in recent memory. There were just a couple that would joust for top ranking outside of this year […]

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This Weather Event Will Be “The Most Destructive Ever!”

December 6, 2018 0 Comments
This Weather Event Will Be “The Most Destructive Ever!”

My lifelong dream is to get back to nature. I would particularly like to own a large ranch in the mountains out west or a huge tract of forest land in northern Wisconsin, maybe the UP of Michigan or northern Minnesota. I am talking about well in excess of 1,000 acres. I like to roam […]

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Speaking With Certainty

November 22, 2018 0 Comments
Speaking With Certainty

It is long past time for an update on the Peak Oil story. At one time about 15 to 20 years ago, several smart people in and out of the fossil fuel industry were quite certain that we had reached the point of “Peak Oil” – that we had exploited world oil deposits to the […]

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Positive Progress

November 2, 2018 0 Comments
Positive Progress

Because I know you hear a lot of terrible news on a daily basis – especially about the environment and climate – I like to periodically remind everyone about all of the positive progress happening in the world. In past updates, I have noted how the incremental developments that occur on a daily basis end […]

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Actions speak louder than words

October 19, 2018 0 Comments
Actions speak louder than words

Earlier this year you might recall some stories about “Climate Change” lawsuits. I reviewed the flaws behind such efforts several times, and was relieved when one of the more prominent efforts in California failed (thrown out of court). I would say it was kind-of hypocritical for one of the states (California) that has led the […]

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