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Our Decaying Infrastructure

It seems to me…. “This is our history – from the Transcontinental Railroad to the Hoover Dam, to the dredging of our ports and building of our most historic bridges – our American ancestors prioritized growth and investment in our … Continue reading

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Agriculture Not What It Used To Be

It seems to me…. “Conventional agriculture has never succeeded in feeding the world, and it’s never produced anything good to eat. For the future, we need to look toward alternatives.” ~ Dan Barber[1]. The future of agriculture, specifically traditional farming, … Continue reading

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2016 – The Year That Was

It seems to me…. “For 18 years I have resisted talking about current events. I am not going to start now.” ~ George H. W. Bush[1]. 2016 was comprised of many little things: while some events over the past year … Continue reading

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Climate Change Sources

It seems to me…. “Recent warming coincides with rapid growth of human-made greenhouse gases. The observed rapid warming gives urgency to discussions about how to slow greenhouse gas emissions.” ~ James Hansen[1]. Climate-change deniers who claim environmental fluctuations to be … Continue reading

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Climatic Impact

It seems to me… “The increasing frequency of extreme weather events, droughts and floods is in line with what climate scientists have been predicting for decades – and evidence is mounting that what’s happening is more severe than predicted, and … Continue reading

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Atmospheric CO2 Hits New Level

It seems to me… “Ground Control to Major Tom Commencing countdown, engines on Check ignition and may God’s love be with you.”  ~ Major Tom[i] – 1969, (David Bowie). Last week, atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) was measured at over 400 … Continue reading

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Improve Our Power Grid

It seems to me… “Today, we can see with our own eyes what global warming is doing.  In that context it becomes truly irresponsible, if not immoral, for us not to do something.”  ~ Joe Lieberman. The U.S. must accept … Continue reading

Posted in Blackouts, Carbon, Change, Climate, CO2, Communications, Distribution, Electric, Electrical, Emergency, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Generation, Grid, Grid, Hurricane, Model, Power, Sandy, Severe, Technology, Utilities, Weather | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments