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Muehlenberg County

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RethinkX update on Wind, Solar, and Storage

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“We will love science and its controversies.”

We will continue, Professor. With all the teachers and professors in France, we will teach history, its glories and its vicissitudes. We will introduce literature, music, all works of soul and spirit. We will love with all our strength the … Continue reading

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“No, COVID-19 Is not the Flu”

Q&A with Andrew Pekosz, PhD, Johns Hopkins University: Q: What would you say to someone who insists to you that COVID-19 is “just the flu”? A: Since December 2019, COVID-19 has killed more people in the U.S. than influenza has … Continue reading

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dead bodies vs economic integrity

From The Financial Times.

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“A Matter of Degrees”

“A Matter of Degrees” is a new climate change mitigation podcast, created and produced by Drs Katharine Wilkinson and Leah Stokes. The first episode, “Give up your climate guilt“, is auspicious. Check it out. Fair disclosure: I have been pretty … Continue reading

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Tesla 3 to Ithaca, NY and back

Claire and I visited my older son, Dave, and partner Mary Ellen in Ithaca, NY, over the weekend. Great trip with Tesla 3, supercharged all the way. Glad we did not go farther afield: An assortment of photos, from sailing … Continue reading

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Für alle ohne maske

h/t Professor Christian Robert.

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Opposing Canadian hydropower, an opposition which supports local renewables?

Ilana Cohen of the Pulitzer prize-winning Inside Climate News reports how some environmental activists in northern New England are concerned about the progress of tapping Canadian hydropower to feed the electrical needs of New England. Opposition is also voiced by … Continue reading

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Solar PV, Agriculture, and Enhancing Pollinator Habitats

How land under solar contributes to food security (Nebraskans for Solar) Farming solar Dual harvest (Hampshire Daily Gazette) Pollinator-friendly solar with bird-friendly buffers (Vermont Audubon)    

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“Charlie, the jogger, the killer, and the journalist” — Xi’an’s Og

I was deeply angered when I heard of this atrocity, to the degree that I had tears in my eyes. It was bad enough when Salman Rushdie had to go into hiding and adopt elusiveness as a lifestyle for the … Continue reading

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“Babbage: Pandemic’s progress”

From at The Economist, a podcast episode: Pandemic’s progress Sep 23 2020 28 mins As the global covid-19 death toll nears 1 million, The Economist’s healthcare correspondent and health policy editor explain what scientists are still investigating about the virus, … Continue reading

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Opposition to solar PV field at new Hanlon-Deerfield school, Westwood, MA

(Updated 2020-10-07, 17:36) This is sometimes was called the “Shuttleworth Solar Field Project”. In addition to building a combined pair of schools on Town of Westwood property, there is a proposal for building a 2 MW solar array on adjacent … Continue reading

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“Mad as a Hatter” : Larkin Poe

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Banned Books Week

h/t Professor Christian Robert

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Peter Kane’s net positive energy, CO2-free custom built home

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Rebekah Jones

From Rebekah Jones‘ keynote at the Data Science for COVID-19: Florida COVID Action The COVID Monitor Google COVID-19 Open Data Project

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‘How a Plan to Save the Power System Disappeared’

Peter Fairley reports in The Atlantic: A federal lab found a way to modernize the grid, reduce reliance on coal, and save consumers billions. Then Trump appointees blocked it. “This article is a collaboration between The Atlantic and InvestigateWest.” But … Continue reading

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‘The virus is their new hoax’

And note that the variant of SARS-CoV-2 which has taken over the world is a more virulent, more damaging, and more infectious variant of the virus which infected Wuhan. We visualized COVID’s spread across every US state and county. Check … Continue reading

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Good news, and a beacon of progress, with hope for more to come

That’s Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google and Alphabet. Ørsted : “Love your home”

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David Corliss on “Getting started in Data for Good”

Data for Good. Statistics without Borders. DataKind.

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Green New Deal Energy Plans for 143 Countries

Impacts of Green New Deal Energy Plans on Grid Stability, Costs, Jobs, Health, and Climate in 143 Countries Mark Z. Jacobson Mark A. Delucchi Mary A. Cameron Indu Priya Manogaran Yanbo Shu Anna-Katharina von Krauland Summary Global warming, air pollution, … Continue reading

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Has maintaining economic growth been worth it?

From Our World in Data article “No sign of a health-economy trade-off, quite the opposite“. Have the countries experiencing the largest economic decline performed better in protecting the nation’s health, as we would expect if there was a trade-off? The … Continue reading

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Interregnum

Updated, 2020-08-31, 13:30 EDT A bit of an apology … I was working to produce a couple of more blog posts and had hoped to have one out, reporting on the uncertainty clouds for the phase plane plots of COVID-19 … Continue reading

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Origins of “modern” hypothesis testing

In their interesting article for CHANCE from July 2020, Debra Boka and Harold Wainer cite, in a footnote, that: In 1710, Dr John Arbuthnot used the number and sex of christenings listed at the bottom of the Bills to prove … Continue reading

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Professor Mark Z Jacobson on 100% zero Carbon energy, at North County Climate Change Alliance

With respect to some of the comments below the video: Comment: Consumerwatchdog.org thinks that 100 million $ from ExxonMobil to fund Stanford and Mark Jacobsens research weakens public trust in his research results. Response: https://bit.ly/2YdPkmy This report at same site … Continue reading

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Posted in carbon dioxide, clean disruption, CleanTechnica, climate change, climate disruption, climate economics, fossil fuels, global warming, investment in wind and solar energy, Mark Jacobson, solar democracy, solar energy, solar power, solar revolution, Tony Seba, wind energy, wind power, zero carbon | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Noam Chomsky wants you to vote for Joe Biden and then haunt his dreams”

At Ink. You compare those forces, and it looks like, How could this even be a struggle? But that’s the wrong measure. There are people, and they make a difference. We can go back to my favorite philosopher, David Hume. … Continue reading

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Isaias and Oak Island, NC

h/t to Professor Rob Young, Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines at Western Carolina University, via LinkedIn.

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Got ya!

Non-Tesla drivers seem not to know (or care?) that because of the capability to do self-driving, all Teslas have a constellation of cameras all about the vehicle. These not only operate while driving, they also monitor activity about Teslas when … Continue reading

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