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Trump? Good Riddance…

It seems to me…. “When one with honeyed words but evil mindPersuades the mob, great woes befall the state.”  ~ Euripides[1] (Orestes). The 2020 Presidential election is over and the largest number of voters in U.S. history have had their … Continue reading

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The Most Dangerous American

It seems to me…. “The real problem with the Republican Party is that for decades it has shifted constantly to the right politically.  Consequently, the Republican Party is picking up a very different demographic than it used to, a less … Continue reading

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Surviving Environmental Change

It seems to me…. “Our population and our use of the finite resources of planet Earth are growing exponentially, along with our technical ability to change the environment for good or ill.”  ~ Stephen Hawking[1]. The rise in global temperatures … Continue reading

Posted in Accord de Paris, Australia, Change, Climate, Climate Change, Climate Change Conference, Drought, Drought, Droughts, Environment, Extinctions, Fires, Floods, Floods, Fossil Fuel, Generation, Global Warming, Global Warming, Health, Heat, Impact, Paris Agreement, Power, Rome, Sea Level, Trump, Water, Weather, weather | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Vehicle Autonomy

It seems to me…. “If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend.”  ~ Doug Larson[1]. Many in the automotive and technology worlds are convinced that all-electric fully autonomous … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona, Automotive, Autonomous, Autonomous, AVs, Cars, Driverless, Electric, Electric Vehicles, Environment, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, EVs, EVs, Fatalities, Fossil Fuel, National Highway Traffic Safety Association, NHTSA, Otto, Phoenix, SAE, Society of Automotive Engineers, Trucks, Uber, Vehicle, Vehicle, Vehicle Safety, Vehicles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Ideological-Based Opposition To Facts

It seems to me…. “Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance.”  ~ Hippocrates[1]. A growing number of scientists, policy makers, and technical specialists both inside and outside the government allege there have been concerted administrative efforts to … Continue reading

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Tomorrow’s Challenges

It seems to me…. “Life is divided into three terms – that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present, to live better in the … Continue reading

Posted in AI, AI, Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, Asteroid, Catastrophe, Climate Change, Club of Rome, Cretaceous–Paleogene, CRISPR, Disease, Environment, Evolution, Extinction, Extinctions, Fermi's paradox, Food, Global Warming, Health, Healthcare, Home, Homo Sapien, Illiteracy, Malthusian Crisis, Poverty, Space, Space, Technology, Termination Event, Vehicle, War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Future Of The Republican Party

It seems to me…. “It is the duty of the Chief-Magistrate, in order to enable himself to do all the good which his station requires, to endeavor, by all means, to unite in himself the confidence of the whole people.” … Continue reading

Posted in Bush, Campaign, Campaign, Candidate, Clarence Thomas, Climate Change, Congress, Conservative, Conservatives, Constitution, Democrat, Democratic Party, Donald Trump, Elections, Electoral College, Environment, Fossil Fuel, George W. Bush, Global Warming, Impeach, Impeachment, Issues, Liberals, liberals, Mitch McConnell, Obama, Paris Agreement, Platform, Political Parties, Politicians, Politics, Republican, Republican Party, republicans, Senate, Trump, Ukraine, Voters | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Deforestation

It seems to me…. “Who owns this forest? Not the government, not the village, nor any of us. The real owners are those not yet born. We are merely custodians, entrusted with the privilege of taking only what we need … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Arid Areas, biodiversity, Carbon Dioxide, Carthage, Change, China, China, Climate, Climate Change, Climate Change Conference, CO2, CO₂, Deforestation, Desertification, Deserts, Ecology, Ecosystem, Environment, Europe, Extinctions, Farming, Fossil Fuels, Global Warming, Global Warming, Greece, Greenhouse, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Intergovernmental Panel on Climatic Change, Loess Plateau, Mediterranean, Natural Habitat, Photosynthesis, Roman Empire, Sahara Desert, Shaanzi Province, Transportation, Yannan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Energy Providers and Response

It seems to me…. “Well, the responsibility for maintaining a reliable transmission grid is one that’s shared by an awful lot of players who have a role in the grid: Companies that either generate and transmit energy or just play … Continue reading

Posted in California, California, Camp Fire, Carbon Dioxide, Carr Fire, Clean, CO2, Commercial, Delaware, Distribution, Electric, Electrical, Electrical Power, Emissions, Energy, Energy, Environment, Fire, Fossil Fuel, Fossil Fuel, Fossil Fuels, Global Warming, Greenhouse, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Grid, Grid, Hill Fire, Microgrids, Pacific Gas & Electric, Power, Power, public utility commissions, PUCs, Renewable, Solar, Solar, Solar, Thomas Edison, Utilities, Utilities, Wildfires, Wildland, Wind, Wind, Woolsey Fire | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Environmental Degradation

It seems to me…. “Unprecedented technological capabilities combined with unlimited human creativity have given us tremendous power to take on intractable problems like poverty, unemployment, disease, and environmental degradation. Our challenge is to translate this extraordinary potential into meaningful change.” … Continue reading

Posted in Adélie Penguins, Africa, Agriculture, Alaska, Antarctic, Arctic, Asthma, Avian Flu, Beetles, Bronchitis, Carbon Dioxide, Cholera, Climate, Climate Change, Climate Change Conference, CO₂, Crustaceans, Deforestation, Dengue Fever, Desertification, Disease, Disease, Drought, Drought, Droughts, Ebola, Ecology, Emphysema, Environment, Farming, Farms, Fire, Floods, Floods, Glaciers, Global Warming, Healthcare, Hurricane, Hurricane, Immigration, Insects, Malaria, Mollusks, Mosquito, Mountain Pine, Phytoplankton, Plague, Polar Bears, Sea Level, Storms, Tuberculosis, Water, Weather, Weather, weather, West Nile, Wildfires | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments