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#Climate activists occupy @HouseGOP offices re #TaxBill

December 4th, 2017 · No Comments

The GOP Tax Plan (or “Deficit Augmentation to Enrich Super Rich (DATES Rich) Act) is horrid on so many grounds — from devastating graduate education, to massively increasing economic inequality, to setting the path for destruction of Social Security and Medicare, to … well, the list of horrors would take many pages of scribbling on the margins […]

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Light at Night: a sign of …

November 28th, 2017 · No Comments

Across energy presentations, versions the following might just be the most common image. Variations of this image and discussion have been around for decades.  This post, while reflecting long-time thinking, was sparked from presentations (such as slide 2) at the excellent Green Growth Knowledge Platform annual conference with much top-notch economic analysis of climate, sustainability, and clean energy/water […]

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Energy Bookshelf: the potato famine has a myriad of lessons for our 21st century (climate) challenges

November 27th, 2017 · No Comments

We sometimes talk about the end of nature or treats to nature. But nature, though it includes trembling subtleties, can be a son of a bitch. [p 238] Humanity’s history is inextricably that of mankind’s relationship to the natural world and exploitation of nature for nourishment. And, with the explosion of human population over the […]

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Tags: Energy · energy bookshelf

UK and US both going back to 19th century? UK to past pollution levels, US to past polluting technologies

November 26th, 2017 · No Comments

A rather stunning thing passed by earlier this year: the United Kingdom’s 2016 emissions were back to 19th century levels. The key reason: a massive (52 percent) decline in coal use. the most dramatic change in 2016 came from coal emissions, which fell by 50% compared to a year earlier to around 37 million tonnes […]

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Tags: coal · Energy

Electric ship: powered by and carrying coal (scratching head)

November 25th, 2017 · No Comments

Shipping is highly polluting — burning pretty much the dirtiest liquid fuels with limited (to no) pollution controls, shipping pollution is extreme.  A variety of measures are occurring, worldwide, to tackle this — from global agreements on shipping to nations creating regulations as to pollution in their coastal waters and ports, to the introduction of […]

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Tags: China · electric vehicles · electricity · Electrification · Energy · Maritime

How are Trump & Coal the same? both pollute the commons, people hate them, and vast majorities want them gone

November 22nd, 2017 · 4 Comments

For the first time in history, green energy is now cheaper than black energy. The world now has a unique opportunity to create a world that runs entirely on green energy. With this reality in mind, Orsted (the Danish clean-energy firm formerly known as DONG (Danish Oil & Natural Gas)), chartered  the largest global survey […]

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Tags: ActOnClimate · China · climate change · Energy · Public Opinion

EPA Refugee + Climate solution emerges in Germany

November 10th, 2017 · Comments Off on EPA Refugee + Climate solution emerges in Germany

As Americans engaged in a debate (Pedophilia: Good or Bad?), Things i didn’t anticipate having to re-litigate in 2017:?? Nazis, bad?? Slave owners, bad?? Pedophiles, bad — Caitlin Kelly (@caitlin__kelly) November 10, 2017 the below EPA presentation in Germany amid the climate talks proposed a radical solution to major crises: refugees and climate change. The […]

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When it comes to Virginia, being concerned about environment/climate demands vote for Northam

October 12th, 2017 · Comments Off on When it comes to Virginia, being concerned about environment/climate demands vote for Northam

Yesterday, Ralph Northam released a new advertisement in the Virginia governor’s race simply entitled Environment. The advertisement opens: Protecting our environment is one of the most important things we can do for our kids. And as a doctor, I trust the science on climate change. While perhaps tired of “doctor” as seemingly lead for everything […]

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Journalism entails more than stenography: PBS Newshour malfeasance re Clean Power Plan

October 11th, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Trump Administration’s decision to undermine America’s economy and future prospects by its announced intent to reverse the Clean Power Plan and expand its denial of that Chinese Hoax, climate change made headlines and created an imperative for serious news coverage.  Last evening, the PBS News Hour — often the gold standard when it comes […]

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Tags: climate change · climate delayers · climate zombies · Energy · environmental · Global Warming · global warming deniers · journalism · SciComm · science · Science Communication · science denial

To help Puerto Rico, US gov should visit DC Convention Center with a checkbook

October 10th, 2017 · Comments Off on To help Puerto Rico, US gov should visit DC Convention Center with a checkbook

The U.S. military is designed to operate amid the worst disaster(s) imaginable: modern warfare of all types. The vast military-industrial machine supports this — providing multiple options of weapons (that creates disaster?) to housing for difficult environments (tents) to mobile power generation (diesel generators, solar panels, …) to communications systems to water purification to .. […]

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