Climate Science

"Help I'm Steppin' into the Twilight Zone"

"Help I'm Steppin' into the Twilight Zone"

We discovered on November 8th that history does not progress in a straight line.  The arc of progress, the road of history, twists and turns and sometimes bends back on itself…just like in our own lives.  I’ve paddled a few wilderness creeks like this.  Back and forth never being sure where you’re going and if or when this frustrating endeavor will end.…

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You Knew This Was Coming…Solar Breakthrough

You Knew This Was Coming…Solar Breakthrough

As I have been predicting, there are going to be developments that we don’t see coming and will turn conventional wisdom on its head.  Well, here it comes!!! Buckle up.  Change is going to happen faster and faster.  Here‘s the key point: ” a then-audacious campaign to make solar power as cheap as electricity from coal. “Frank van Mierlo holds his…

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Wow!  Biodegradable Plastic???

Wow! Biodegradable Plastic???

OK.  So this article is kind of wonky and I don’t really get all the science in it.  But, what it says is that at Stanford they have developed an apparently simple and inexpensive way to make all kinds of plastic biodegradable.  This could be an enormous development for the health of the planet. “researchers at Stanford and IBM Research…

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Trillions of Investment Dollars Ignoring Climate Change: What's in YOUR Portfolio?

Trillions of Investment Dollars Ignoring Climate Change: What's in YOUR Portfolio?

Considering how much financial damage is now already occurring around the globe due to a changing climate, it is surprising to see how so many investors continue to ignore the implications on their own financial security.  Or maybe it is encouraging to view this in the opposite way and see how many investors are waking up to the fact that a changing climate…

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"If the Rain Comes They Run and Hide Their Heads"

"If the Rain Comes They Run and Hide Their Heads"

“If the Rain Comes They Run and Hide Their Heads” said the Beatles 50 years ago in their song Rain.  And now it is coming in much greater quantities over shorter periods of time much more frequently. Unfortunately, our infrastructure has not been constructed with this new normal in mind.   It’s too late now for our current systems to handle what is…

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New Research to Reduce EV Charge Times and Increase Range

New Research to Reduce EV Charge Times and Increase Range

So many of the incredible technologies and medical breakthroughs we enjoy today and are making our lives better have either been due to basic research done by the our Federal government or funded by it.  Some of this has been done by the DOE (Department of Energy).  The following is a very exciting example.  If successful, the results of this…

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EV and Fuel Economy Developments

EV and Fuel Economy Developments

In the past there has been discussion amongst our transportation groupies about the use of precious metals and the restraint that it could have on the mass adaptation of electric vehicles and battery power storage.  Therefore, this development sited below from Honda is a potential game changer.   “Honda Motor Co. has developed a new electric motor for hybrid vehicles that tackles…

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