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(background in hydrometeorology, climate research, aviation weather forecasting, automated observing networks and the impacts of air pollution on health.)
The New York Times
– Jul 18, 3:16 PM
Two thirds of the United States is expected to bake under what could be record high temperatures heading into the weekend. As a result, government agencies have issued warnings that can feel ominous. An “oppressive and dangerous…
Bill Pugsley“a warming of 1 degree Celsius, which is what we’ve seen thus far, can lead to a 10-fold increase in the frequency of 100 degree days in New York City” -
T his is a great article from Low-Tech Magazine explaining the limitations of renewable energy. Let me tell you, now we are off grid and not relying on it for the house site, I have personally visited the limits of solar energy on several…
Bill PugsleyThis can be solved with a powerful overlay high-voltage DC transmission grid. Such 'supergrids' form the core of many ambitious plans for 100% renewable power production, especially in Europe.
The largest and highest-consuming cities in the world have carbon footprints equal to those of small countries. This is the finding of a study surveying the carbon footprint of cities worldwide. Half the world's population lives in cities, but just…
“Poor and vulnerable” is a common refrain in climate change stories. It's a phrase used with good reason, to highlight how climate change disproportionately affects the disenfranchised. Economically, politically and socially…
The New York Times
– Jul 16, 4:00 PM
TORONTO — Like a classroom full of overachieving students, cities around the world are racing to declare themselves “smart” — using sensors, data and ubiquitous cameras to make themselves more efficient, safe and…
Ted Steinberg | American Green | W. W. Norton & Company | March 2006 | 43 minutes (7,070 words) Although there are plenty of irrational aspects to life in modern America, few rival the odd fixation on lawns. Fertilizing, mowing, watering —…
Using a gas-powered leaf blower for half an hour creates as many polluting hydrocarbon emissions as driving a car seventy-seven hundred miles at a speed of thirty miles per hour.