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Energy COOL: ARPA-E Shark Tank

February 11th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Since diving into the deep end when it comes to energy issues, almost every day sees new fascinating concepts, approaches, and technologies. Fascinating … exciting … even hope inspiring at times. And, as well, as the passion builds, so many of these are truly Energy COOL.  Not surprisingly, the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) […]

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Tags: Energy · energy cool

To solar carport or not to carport, that is the (or at least a) question …

January 29th, 2015 · No Comments

Most people think and most analysis occurs in a stove piped fashion. Difficult in conception and more costly in resources (whether brain cells, time or cash), narrow and constrained thinking often fosters not just far from optimal but simply bad decisions.  This is true across virtually all of human existence. The energy arena is far […]

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Patriots say study proves ball deflation “Not Human Caused”

January 26th, 2015 · No Comments

This guest post is the from the passionate and dedicated James Wells. The New England Patriots pointed to a study released today which they say shows that the alleged deflation of footballs in recent games was not due to human causes. From the executive summary of the report, “DeflateGate: Basic Science and Deflating the Hyperbole”: […]

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Angling for extra credit on @CSMonitor’s #Climate #Science quiz

January 21st, 2015 · No Comments

The Christian Science Monitor has developed an interesting quiz: Climate change: Is your opinion informed by science? I went ahead and started to take the test. The questions ranged from science history to chemistry (which is/isn’t a greenhouse gas) to change over time to … well, a spectrum of climate issues that aren’t necessarily self-evident. […]

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Divestment would have bolstered 2014 financial returns

January 9th, 2015 · No Comments

There is a growing movement to divest from fossil fuels. This ranges from the individual (for example, my retirement accounts are down roughly 80% over the past three years in terms of ‘fossil fuel’ (at least direct) investments) to businesses to growing numbers of non-fossil fuel/climate friendly investment operations to pressure on institutions to disinvest […]

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Tackling Six Liberal Climate Change Myths

December 2nd, 2014 · 7 Comments

Buzzing around some circles, Six Myths About Climate Change that Liberals Rarely Question seeks to challenge conventional ‘left’ perspectives about climate change.  The post, regretfully, is an interesting — yet troubling — mix of right on the money, partial truths, and misleading elements. To #ActOnClimate like quitting #smoking: Always good idea. Should have quit smoking 20 years ago, but […]

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Blunt @badler: @JimWebbUSA “sucks on #climate change”

November 21st, 2014 · 1 Comment

Former Marine, Former Secretary of the Navy, Former Senator Jim Webb is the first out of the box for the 2016 Democratic Party Presidential nomination hunt. Over at DailyKos, Markos has a biting (and to me, generally accurate) review of Webb’s announcement video in the context of Democratic Party primary politics and TeacherKen put up […]

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A hero has passed. He will RIP only if we take up his mantle.

October 19th, 2014 · No Comments

You are likely aware that the Bush-Cheney Administration put a fossil-foolish lobbyist in a position to edit and change material like Federal government climate change reports. The man — the whistle-blower — who brought this to our attention: Rick Piltz. From 1995-2005 he held senior positions in the Coordination Office of the U.S. Global Change […]

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Birds die …

September 1st, 2014 · No Comments

Birds die … naturally and due to human causes. To provide some context, 5 billion birds dies in the United States each year. America’s cats kill between 1.4 to 3.4 billion (yes, 1,700,000,000 to 3,400,000,000) birds per year (along with somewhere between 6.9 to 20.7 billion small mammals(chipmunks along with mice …)). U.S. windows kill nearly […]

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Tags: Energy · environmental

If a picture is worth 1000 words, is this graphic worth 10,000?

July 11th, 2014 · 1 Comment

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Tags: Energy