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(background in hydrometeorology, climate research, aviation weather forecasting, automated observing networks and the impacts of air pollution on health.)
The oil industry is trying to crush the booming electric car movement. Groups backed by industry giants like Exxon Mobil and the Koch empire are waging a state-by-state, multimillion-dollar battle to squelch utility companies' plans to build…
Bill Pugsley“Fossil fuel interests control 90 percent of the transportation fuel market in the U.S. and are really feeling threatened,”
Greenhouse gases thrust into the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels are warming Earth's surface more quickly than previously understood, according to new climate models set to replace those used in current UN projections, scientists said Tuesday.
Bill PugsleyBy 2100, average temperatures could rise 6.5 to 7.0 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels if carbon emissions continue unabated
British Columbia's carbon tax, adopted in 2008, was celebrated internationally as a textbook model of carbon taxation. The province's even-handed coverage of fossil fuel consumption by both households and industrial sources was a departure from…
carbon pricing in B.C. 'reduced consumption of gasoline & residential nat. gas as well as overall emissions. It also prompted greater uptake of fuel-efficient vehicles, all without loss of jobs or harm to low-income households.'
Quality of life is up overall, though pollution and political unrest have reduced living standards in some metropolises VIENNA PRIDES itself on its abundance of music and art, its grand architecture and its one-of-a-kind Kaffeehauskultur. According…
Bill PugsleyThree of the top ten most liveable cities in the world are in Australia, three are in Canada and two are in Japan
Science X staff
– Sep 16, 2019, 5:14 AM
A more reliable method for identifying regions with different relationships between air pollution and weather conditions improves the detection of pollution hotspots. The relationship between weather conditions and air pollution is complex and can…
Bill Pugsleyinvolves breaking the region into blocks and sequentially applying random effects to the blocks to tease out strong correlations from background variability or 'noise.' -added benefit of being able to identify any number of hotspot clusters in the data
If CNN's prime time programming is any guide, 2020 could be climate change's year. Not in a doom-and-gloom, massive storm systems, and out-of-control wildfires way — though, sigh, that could happen too — but as a prominent issue in…
Bill PugsleyAn interactive guide to where the 2020 presidential candidates stand on climate issues
– Sep 11, 2019, 5:40 AM
Modeling currents together with wind and waves provides more accurate predictions for weather forecasts and climate scientists. As hurricanes grow in power as the climate changes, accurately modeling the interactions between the atmosphere and the…
Bill Pugsley'We quantified the impact of this coupling to improve the accuracy of air-sea fluxes, because without modeling currents, there is a constant bias in models,'