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Hard To Argue Against Greta Thunberg

Nice to see how young climate activist Greta Thunberg is capturing the hearts and minds of so many millions all over the world.  Love how her calm demeanor belies her unyielding demand for a sustainable future.

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It May Be Too Late to See Alaska Before Global Heat Changes It Forever

It is said that one should visit Alaska as one’s last trip, since nothing else can match its beauty.  In large measure, that’s no longer true. Last July 4th, when it was hotter in Anchorage Alaska than it was in Key

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Are We Screwed?

If you’re offended by vulgar language, you may want to skip this hilarious but deadly accurate video on the state of the planet vis-a-vis climate change. One thing I like about is that, in addition to its considerable comedic value,

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Koch Died “of Complications of a Stake Driven into His Heart.” Love it.

Who doesn’t love a good laugh? Who doesn’t have deep respect for true talent in comedy and writing? Simply fabulous. (Note the name of the paper.)  Ha!

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Cause of Wild Fires

I had the pleasure of meeting a local fire fighter recently. Out in the country, that means wildfires, and out in this particular part of the country (Santa Barbara County) that means you’re a very busy fellow, because, in the

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Greenland Ice Melt

Traveling to Greenland and watching glaciers fall apart must be a life-changing experience.  For those of us who must content ourselves with videos, I offer this. We live in a time of environmental upheaval, and the survival of our civilization hinges

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Sea-Rise Algebra

Who’s up for a little climate algebra? Greenland lost 11 billion tons of ice the other day.  What contribution did this single event make to sea-level rise?

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Climate Science and Labor Law

What happens when scientific integrity runs into political interference?  More specifically, can a scientist, fired by the Trump administration for doing her job, successfully sue for wrongful termination?

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News Media: “After a Life of Incalculable Harm, Billionaire Climate Denialist and Right-Wing Villain David Koch Dead at 79”

I had to laugh when I saw this headline this morning.  The author apparently is either unaware of or not compelled by the two thousand year old aphorism: “De mortuis nil nisi bene dicendum,” or “Of the dead let nothing

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Environmentalists Face “Horrifying” Prospects

Horrifying indeed.  And that quote came from Ansel Adams half a century ago, when things were actually starting to look pretty good: the publication of Silent Spring, the formation of the Environmental Protection Agency, the early warnings that climate change

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