Review: ‘Cooling It! No Hair Shirt Solutions to Global Warming’

Cooling It! No Hair Shirt Solutions to Global Warming, by Gar. W. Lipow is a roadmap showing us the way to become a more energy efficient nation and how relying on renewables-production processes like sun, wind, wave and tide (as opposed to dependence on fossil fuels) can not only help pave the way toward greater … Read more

Air report names California cities as country’s worst soot, ozone polluters

Once again, California cities occupy the top five spots in terms of having the nation’s sootiest and smoggiest air, according to the American Lung Association (ALA) as detailed in its “State of the Air 2015” report. For daily PM 2.5 (fine particulate matter less than 2.5 micrometers across), the number 1 through 5 spots are: … Read more

In a warm, dry and mobile California, water rationing, mileage fees possible

Unless there is a dramatic change in weather and the drought that has gripped California (and other parts of the western U.S.) suddenly relents, on tap could be water rationing. Drought in the Golden State has now entered its fourth year. Couple that with higher in-state vehicle miles traveled (VMT). In 2012, according to the … Read more

Rising atmospheric carbon could heighten ‘megadrought’ risk, study finds

If you remember (or even if you don’t) in “Climatological shift, cliff and other choice thoughts,” I insisted: “Whether one identifies oneself as a climate-change denier or climate-change believer there is no denying the climatological ‘cliff’ and ‘shift’ ideas.” Elaborating farther, I explained, “There is no question … there exists in this existence the notion … Read more

N2O, HFC, PFC, SF6: Ce’s nos. 3, 4, 5, 6, respectively

No, I’m not writing in code. Nor is this a bunch of meaningless mumbo jumbo or nonsensical gibberish. What I’m talking about here are the greenhouse gases (GHG) of nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFC), perfluorocarbons (PFC) and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6). Aside from (N2O) which is the third most prevalent GHG behind carbon dioxide (CO2) and … Read more

Carbon dioxide: Climate enemy no. 2, uh, that’s according to whom now?

If you thought yesterday’s (Jan. 20, 2015) “Methane: Climate enemy no. 1. On EPA’s emissions-reductions watch list” post was something, there is more where that came from – that’d be today’s thread and today’s focus: carbon dioxide. Now, that’s what I’m talkin’ about. Moreover, my theme this year being waste, what better is there to converse … Read more

Methane: Climate enemy no. 1. On EPA’s emissions-reductions watch list

The climate-change argument – whether it’s a hoax or whether it’s real – is far from settled. For some, they’re just not buying the whole warming-world premise. Others, meanwhile, will swear up-and-down climate change is real and human activity is what’s driving it. Irrespective of how people feel about a changing climate, as for greenhouse … Read more