Environment

Obvious Result

August 21, 2018 0 Comments
Obvious Result

I hate to say I told you so, but sometimes it is appropriate. However, I won’t claim any brilliance or great foresight with this recent news: Lake Mead could drop below a critical threshold by 2020. The severe drought in the 4-corners region of the country this year is creating more problems with water usage. […]

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Way to go USA!

August 6, 2018 0 Comments
Way to go USA!

Modern media tends to make everything around the world to look bad and/or depressing. I am not taking the bait. I would like to share some great news that just about no one is reporting. For the 9th time this century, the U.S. has led the world in reducing carbon emissions! This has been a […]

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Small Progress Everywhere

July 3, 2018 0 Comments
Small Progress Everywhere

As I was pushing my electric lawnmower around the yard yesterday, it got me to thinking about how things are generally quite good, in aggregate, around the world today, and it keeps getting better. Outside the pockets of war and tyranny, there is more food and comfort than at any time in human history. In […]

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The Real Questions

April 23, 2018 1 Comment
The Real Questions

I can’t help but once again reporting upon the ongoing AGW lawsuits in California. I am amazed at what is NOT being said and what is NOT being discussed. All of the mainstream media coverage I have witnessed seems to be willfully ignoring the wrecking ball that is headed for our legal system if this […]

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More about the big garbage patches in the ocean

March 27, 2018 0 Comments
More about the big garbage patches in the ocean

  Some friends recently asked me about the famous gigantic blob of garbage in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii.    They had heard it was twice as big as Texas and that just floored me.  So I had to do a little research and see what this is all about.  As it turns […]

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Cleaner air from cleaner transportation

March 22, 2018 1 Comment
Cleaner air from cleaner transportation

With the advent of better batteries, electric cars, and increasing use of renewable energy, we really have a chance of cleaning up the environment more than ever. The era of sprawling freeways, smog, and traffic jams in the U.S. will not end anytime soon, but we should be able to make the system more efficient. […]

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I Rolled My Eyes

January 23, 2018 2 Comments
I Rolled My Eyes

This is a difficult subject to write about, because it goes without saying that protecting the environment is a good thing. I always encourage people to live responsibly, take care of “nature”, and lower their impact, but I do this without having to say “otherwise, the world is going to end”. There have been apocalyptic […]

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Is the climate getting “worse”?

December 13, 2017 0 Comments
Is the climate getting “worse”?

Subjective experience is so…subjective. What is great for one person or group can be horrible for another. I asked a subjective question in a blog entry last year “What is a good climate?“. Related to this is the question “Is the climate getting worse”? This is very difficult to answer, because “worse” and “better” are […]

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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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Los Angeles Air Pollution Actually Improving

July 25, 2017 0 Comments
Los Angeles Air Pollution Actually Improving

  It’s nice to hear about relative success stories when it comes to any kind of pollution.   We’ve all heard about or seen first hand the smog that can choke major cities including Los Angeles.  It looks bad, it’s bad for human and animal health, and is bad for the atmosphere.  So when I […]

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