Climate Science

"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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10 Years Later: Climate Change is Still "An Inconvenient Truth"

10 Years Later: Climate Change is Still "An Inconvenient Truth"

As the Republican Convention starts tonight and will culminate with the nomination of two blatant climate change deniers, it seems like a good time to review what has happened in the past 10 years to our planet compared to the predictions in Al Gore’s movie from  2006. Of course, no predictions are perfect.  We wouldn’t want them to be as…

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Paris Climate Conference Primer

Paris Climate Conference Primer

Starting next week, the Paris Climate Negotiations will occur.  World leaders and their representatives will come together once again to attempt to craft an agreement or treaty that will begin to curve the trajectory of climate warming gases back to a level that will save the planet from devastating consequences.   The following article is a good summary of what will be happening…

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Pitch Perfect

Pitch Perfect

In case you somehow missed it, President Obama on Friday denied the permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline ending 7 years of uncertainty.  Below are links to two videos.  First is his 9 minute statement and the second is a shorter video from the Sierra Club thanking him. I have discussed this controversy with many of you over the years…

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