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Climate Comparisons

November 27, 2017 1 Comment
Climate Comparisons

When people talk about the climate of the earth, they usually only refer to the recent past. Throughout earth’s history, the planet has at times been mostly ice-free and MUCH warmer than today, and almost completely covered in ice and snow. We’ve had significant glacial periods within the last few hundred thousand years and the medieval […]

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“Climate Change” is real bad

November 23, 2017 3 Comments
“Climate Change” is real bad

I usually am not prone to hype unless it is necessary, but there is a big problem out there. The generic term “Climate Change” is awful. You might remember that the special story I produced about how the climate of Northcentral has changed over the last 50 to 100 years had the words “Climate Change” […]

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Misguided Engineering

September 27, 2017 0 Comments
Misguided Engineering

I am a big fan of technological progress. Sure, I have always been drawn to science and math, but the main reason I would like to see technological progress continue is so that we can cure diseases and perhaps even rejuvenate the human body in the not-too-distant future. Other people would like to travel to […]

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The Big Ice Review

August 11, 2017 0 Comments
The Big Ice Review

If you only browse headlines, you are probably not getting the complete story. Headlines are meant to grab your attention so the most dramatic rise to the top. When it comes to changes in the earth’s climate you are probably either seeing “The Earth is Doomed” or “Global Warming is a Scam” most of the […]

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Bad Things Might Happen in Future

August 3, 2017 0 Comments
Bad Things Might Happen in Future

Imagine this. You go to a restaurant. After the main course you decide to have dessert. After all, desserts are delicious and the restaurant you are at makes a great bananas foster. You order the dessert. It’s great. You gladly pay for it and are thankful for the delicious food. The next day, you go […]

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Environmental Action Continues

July 28, 2017 1 Comment
Environmental Action Continues

You might recall that a couple of months ago there was a great outburst of angst, criticism, depression, and anger about the future of the planet. What was the reason? The president of the United States called the Paris Climate Agreement a “bad deal” and removed the country from participation. I blogged about the decision […]

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Robots, Robots, Everywhere!

July 27, 2017 0 Comments
Robots, Robots, Everywhere!

If you read the weather blog you are often more up-to-date on current weather and climate information and economic trends that could influence future habitability on the planet. You might recall the many years of tracking progress in robotic technology. I started with the DARPA Grand Challenge and Urban Challenge back in 2004-05, and have continued […]

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Things Change, Always

July 4, 2017 0 Comments
Things Change, Always

One thing that is not commented upon too often nowadays in regard to anthropogenic global warming (AGW, aka “climate change”) and pollution in general is that a lower population would likely mean less impact on the “natural” world. Since the human race does seem to be headed in that direction  – a lower population growth […]

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A Sign of Peak Housing

June 29, 2017 0 Comments
A Sign of Peak Housing

Just when I thought the madness of materialism had peaked, it seems not quite yet. Just the other day I came across some statistics revealing an increase in square footage for new homes in the U.S. Check out the graph here. Looking at the graph, as would be expected, housing square footage took a dip […]

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Grain Ethanol Strikes Again?

June 26, 2017 1 Comment
Grain Ethanol Strikes Again?

An interesting story here out of Iowa. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170329122619.htm They are having trouble with drinking water. Nitrates in the water have increased so much in recent years that they have needed to add extra nitrate removal systems. In Des Moines, nitrate removal costs the city $7,000 per day. As is often the case, one of the first […]

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