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(background in hydrometeorology, climate research, aviation weather forecasting, automated observing networks and the impacts of air pollution on health.)
– Sep 16, 2019, 3:16 AM
Last month, three city council members in Springfield, Massachusetts, submitted a request for a signalized crosswalk to be installed along State Street in front of the entrance to the Central Library. I didn't know about this request, but I became…
Bill Pugsley#1: A Focus on Process, Not Outcomes
#2: A Reliance on Standards, Not Observation
#3: Elevating Engineering Values Over Human Values
#4: Pretending to be Powerless Due to a Higher Authority
Reducing fossil fuel emissions steadily over coming years will prevent millions of premature deaths and help avoid the worst of climate change without causing the large spike in short-term warming that some studies have predicted, new analysis by…
Bill Pugsley 'Under all of these scenarios there is no significant spike in warming, no climate penalty, and we actually see a decrease in warming rates within two decades of the start of the phase-out.'
Doyle Rice, USA TODAY
– Sep 11, 2019, 3:00 AM
Category 5 Hurricane Dorian tore through the Bahamas like a buzz saw last week, killing dozens of people and leaving a ruined, broken landscape. It was the fifth Category 5 hurricane in the past four Atlantic hurricane seasons, joining other…
Bill Pugsleyhurricane intensities will increase further. There’s no new normal. It’s an ever-shifting baseline toward more destructive storms as long as we continue to burn fossil fuels and load the atmosphere with carbon pollution.'