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Systems Anywhere Anytime
Systems Anywhere Anytime

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Based on experimental measurements made by John Tyndall, the greenhouse effect was deduced by Josef Stefan (1835–1893) in 1879, and the Stefan-Boltzmann law was derived from theoretical considerations, using thermodynamics, by Ludwig Boltzmann (1844–1906) in 1884.

What did people in the 1900s expect was going to happen when they pumped tons of CO2 into the air?

Governor Jay Inslee just rejected the Tesoro-Savage oil train terminal in Vancouver, Washington.
"In the end not only had the Governor denied the oil company’s site certification, but the City of Vancouver has zoned out these kinds of projects in the future, and the Vancouver Port Commission has voted to terminate the oil terminal’s lease."

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Bottom Line: The Emperor’s Clothes.

The three assumptions that I highlight in my talk support three political stances reinforcing the status quo. First, the costs of status quo climate policies are low. Second, the costs of inaction are already extremely high. Third, climate diplomacy is on track because a future, unproven, massive technology will save us. Without these assumptions, each of these political stances is questionable — or at least, should be opened to questioning. While important assumptions go unchallenged and challenging questions go unasked, the IPCC is about to release a report on 1.5 degrees (fantasy land).
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Bottom Line: The Emperor’s Clothes.

The three assumptions that I highlight in my talk support three political stances reinforcing the status quo. First, the costs of status quo climate policies are low. Second, the costs of inaction are already extremely high. Third, climate diplomacy is on track because a future, unproven, massive technology will save us. Without these assumptions, each of these political stances is questionable — or at least, should be opened to questioning. While important assumptions go unchallenged and challenging questions go unasked, the IPCC is about to release a report on 1.5 degrees (fantasy land).

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Bottom Line: The Emperor’s Clothes.

The three assumptions that I highlight in my talk support three political stances reinforcing the status quo. First, the costs of status quo climate policies are low. Second, the costs of inaction are already extremely high. Third, climate diplomacy is on track because a future, unproven, massive technology will save us. Without these assumptions, each of these political stances is questionable — or at least, should be opened to questioning. While important assumptions go unchallenged and challenging questions go unasked, the IPCC is about to release a report on 1.5 degrees (fantasy land).

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Listen to Nathan Lane describe why Trump behaves the way he does

the rise of price-competitive renewable energy has forever changed the game for utilities. In their next act, they will no longer be able to make money by investing in ever-more fossil fuel-burning plants—but will instead have to find a way to provide value to consumers while staying ahead of new competition.
#climatechange
#climateaction
#solarenergy

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"The winter of 2016/2017 saw record-breaking wet weather. This extra moisture led to extra plant growth in the spring. As summer set in, temperatures soared. The summer of 2017 was one of the warmest in the past four decades. The hot summer temperatures coupled with the extra plant growth from the spring meant more evaporation and transpiration, which dried out both soils and vegetation. The exceptionally warm and surprisingly dry conditions combined with the extra fuel, creating an explosive wildfire season."
Drying and Greening of the West?
Drying and Greening of the West?
climatecirculatororg.wordpress.com

#SOTU = inequality
#SOTUResponse = equality

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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles are without equal when it comes to misdirection and as a tool for extracting public funds from officials only too ready to be blind-sided by pseudo-science and the lobbying of vested interests in a nation struggling to triage the cost of foreign oil and consumer
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