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About ecoquant

See https://667-per-cm.net/about. Retired data scientist and statistician. Now working projects in quantitative ecology and, specifically, phenology of Bryophyta and technical methods for their study.

Yeah, like many aspects of the biosphere, forests and their contribution to sequestering Carbon is complicated

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Dr Gilbz

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In the field

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Climate Facts from James Hansen and Makiko Sato Ahead of COP26

From the newsletter of 14th October 2021: Left are greenhouse gas emissions in 2018, and right are cumulative greenhouse gas emissions, 1751-2018. Don’t think it’s China. Prior COPs have been characterized by self-delusion so blatant that one of us (JEH) … Continue reading

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An Open Letter from U.S. Scientists Imploring President Biden to End the Fossil Fuel Era

The following open letter was published on Thursday, 7th October 2021. Here is a link to the PDF original.

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“It’s the exact opposite.”

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Rationale for XR, short term

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“I don’t want my grandchildren to suffer” XR

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Stopping climate disruption and eating cookies

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Myths

Environmentalists’ myths.

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Stephen Fry on XR

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A very recent Bill McKibben on Where We Are

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“A political dynamic …”

Interesting. Anger. With love. But setting boundaries. Anger is about defeated expectations. Seneca.

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Meet Solkjøring

Solkjøring is a 2022 Nissan LEAF SV Plus. Claire named her Tesla 3 Greta, for obvious reasons, and to honor Maphiyata echiyatan hin wini. I searched for an appropriate name for the LEAF. I was tempted to name it “Svante” … Continue reading

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Greta, YouthCOP, 2021

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First Contact, and the Long Now Foundation

Since I was 15 years old, I have been convinced that, basically, humanity is hopelessly oriented to the short term, even if its own long term success or even survival was in the balance. In those days, as I worked … Continue reading

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Vineyard Sound, Rhode Island Sound, August, 2021

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Last ICE car gone from our ownership

Welcome to our new 2022 Nissan LEAF SV Plus! Still need to pick a name for it …. Our Tesla 3 is called “Greta.” I was thinking of “Svante” but Claire thought that was too obscure. Our Nissan dealer is … Continue reading

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Jeremy Grantham credits Greta Thunberg and XR for pressuring governments to finally do something to cut emissions

The Energy Transition Show with Chris Nelder has recently become my favorite podcast. I eagerly await each new episode and, as a paying subscriber, I enjoy the delightfully long and geeky assessments, analyses, and opinions from really stellar guests. There … Continue reading

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ASES Webinar: Educating and Inspiring the Inclusion of Solar Energy for Homeowners

From the American Solar Energy Society … 29th September 2020 Register here.

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James O’Brien changes his mind : XR is changing minds!

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Climate Change and Extreme Weather Linked in U.N. Climate Report

Source: Climate Change and Extreme Weather Linked in U.N. Climate Report

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Youth Climate Anthem: “Long Forgotten Road”

The song was written by Scilla Hess, Ellie Wyatt,  and Jonathan Owes-Yianomah: LYRICS Welcome to the world Every boy, every girl This is your life your big adventure and your ticket is free they send you to school they’re gonna teach … Continue reading

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Biomes are too dynamic and intertwingled to be managed with simple political slogans: The case of Gnetum luofuense

Corners of the Environmentalist Establishment voice shrieks regarding what they call a biodiversity emergency, prompting even skilled journalists to claim the trend poses “as great a risk to humanity as climate change.” We went through the “insect apocalypse” fiasco, which … Continue reading

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safest form of energy

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“100 % renewables is possible, here’s how”

zentouro and Raya Salter look at The Question, beginning with the work of Professor Mark Z Jacobson of Stanford University and colleagues. The report to which they refer is now summarized in a book by Professor Mark Z Jacobson. I’ve … Continue reading

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We Are Here

This is written from the perspective of New England, particularly southern New England, but the argument made by these charts is a bounding one. Namely, as CleanTechnica the original source of the story noted, “Germany has solar resources comparable to … Continue reading

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Discordant harmonies in views of natural systems by The Sierra Club and others

This essay was first publish at the blog of the Green Congregation Committee, First Parish in Needham, on the Parish Realm Web site and communications board. The views obviously are those only of its author, not of First Parish or … Continue reading

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2019, and big fossil fuel companies and their utility companies learn to encourage suburban friends

Can we send the bills for additional weather and flood insurance to people who oppose zero Carbon energy facilities? https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-09-17/nimbys-shoot-down-green-projects-next-door-while-planet-burns https://www.cnet.com/news/as-alternative-energy-grows-nimby-turns-green/ https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/FP_20200113_renewables_land_use_local_opposition_gross.pdf https://publicstrategygroup.com/2013/02/08/the-real-cost-of-nimbyism/ https://www.environmentalleader.com/2012/12/the-12-months-of-nimby/ https://morningconsult.com/2021/07/08/clean-energy-standard-utilities/ https://georgetownvoice.com/2018/12/07/here-comes-the-sun-local-environmentalists-oppose-university-solar-project/ https://electrek.co/2021/07/26/us-largest-solar-farm-is-scrapped-because-nevada-locals-dont-want-to-look-at-it/ Any environmental organization whose policy inhibits or prohibits solar development wherever it can be … Continue reading

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RELDI

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