Distributed Solar: The Democratizaton of Energy
- "The Expert"
- "Talking Politics" podcast David Runciman, Helen Thompson
- Tim Harford's “More or Less'' Tim Harford explains – and sometimes debunks – the numbers and statistics used in political debate, the news and everyday life
- Harvard's Project Implicit
- Team Andrew Weinberg Walking September 8th for the Jimmy Fund!
- "Impacts of Green New Deal energy plans on grid stability, costs, jobs, health, and climate in 143 countries" (Jacobson, Delucchi, Cameron, et al) Global warming, air pollution, and energy insecurity are three of the greatest problems facing humanity. To address these problems, we develop Green New Deal energy roadmaps for 143 countries.
- Higgs from AIR describing NAO and EA Stephanie Higgs from AIR Worldwide gives a nice description of NAO and EA in the context of discussing “The Geographic Impact of Climate Signals on European Winter Storms”
- ggplot2 and ggfortify Plotting State Space Time Series with ggplot2 and ggfortify
- OOI Data Nuggets OOI Ocean Data Lab: The Data Nuggets
- Slice Sampling
- AP Statistics: Sampling, by Michael Porinchak Twin City Schools
- All about Sankey diagrams
- Beautiful Weeds of New York City
- Bob Altemeyer on authoritarianism (via Dan Satterfield) The science behind the GOP civil war
- Awkward Botany
- Thaddeus Stevens quotes As I get older, I admire this guy more and more
- Dollars per BBL: Energy in Transition
- Why It’s So Freaking Hard To Make A Good COVID-19 Model Five Thirty Eight’s take on why pandemic modeling is so difficult
- Risk and Well-Being
- Quotes by Nikola Tesla Quotes by Nikola Tesla, including some of others he greatly liked.
- NCAR AtmosNews
- Carl Safina's blog One of the wisest on Earth
- Los Alamos Center for Bayesian Methods
- Brian McGill's Dynamic Ecology blog Quantitative biology with pithy insights regarding applications of statistical methods
- Comprehensive Guide to Bayes Rule
- Busting Myths About Heat Pumps Heat pumps are perhaps the most efficient heating and cooling systems available. Recent literature distributed by utilities hawking natural gas and other sources use performance figures from heat pumps as they were available 15 years ago. See today’s.
- The Mermaid's Tale A conversation about biological complexity and evolution, and the societal aspects of science
- Giant vertical monopolies for energy have stopped making sense
- Dominic Cummings blog Chief advisor to the PM, United Kingdom
- Ted Dunning
- distributed solar and matching location to need
- Darren Wilkinson's introduction to ABC Darren Wilkinson’s introduction to approximate Bayesian computation (“ABC”). See also his post about summary statistics for ABC https://darrenjw.wordpress.com/2013/09/01/summary-stats-for-abc/
- Subsidies for wind and solar versus subsidies for fossil fuels
- Earle Wilson
- Tony Seba Solar energy, electric vehicle, energy storage, and business disruption professor and visionary
- The Keeling Curve: its history History of the Keeling Curve and Charles David Keeling
- South Shore Recycling Cooperative Materials management, technical assistance and networking, town advocacy, public outreach
- Nadler Strategy, LLC, on sustainability Thinking about business, efficient and effective management, and business value
- All about models
- Earth Family Beta MIchael Osborne’s blog on Science and the like
- John Cook's reasons to use Bayesian inference
- Gabriel's staircase
- Peter Congdon's Bayesian statistical modeling Peter Congdon’s collection of links pertaining to his several books on Bayesian modeling
- Why "naive Bayes" is not Bayesian Explains why the so-called “naive Bayes” classifier is not Bayesian. The setup is okay, but estimating probabilities by doing relative frequencies instead of using Dirichlet conjugate priors or integration strays from The Path.
- Charlie Kufs' "Stats With Cats" blog “You took Statistics 101. Now what?”
- BioPython A collection of Python tools for quantitative Biology
- American Statistical Association
- SASB Sustainability Accounting Standards Board
- Flettner Rotor Bruce Yeany introduces the Flettner Rotor and related science
- The Plastic Pick-Up: Discovering new sources of marine plastic pollution
- Non-linear feedbacks in climate (discussion of Bloch-Johnson, Pierrehumbert, Abbot paper) Discussion of http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/wol1/doi/10.1002/2015GL064240/abstract
- Climate change: Evidence and causes A project of the UK Royal Society: (1) Answers to key questions, (2) evidence and causes, and (3) a short guide to climate science
- An open letter to Steve Levitt
- The net average effect of a warming climate is increased aridity (Professor Steven Sherwood)
- Skeptical Science
- On Thomas Edison and Solar Electric Power
- MIT's Climate Primer
- Climate impacts on retail and supply chains
- And Then There's Physics
- Documenting the Climate Deniarati at work
- Earth System Models
- Ice and Snow
- Tell Utilities Solar Won't Be Killed Barry Goldwater, Jr’s campaign to push for solar expansion against monopolistic utilities, as a Republican
- History of discovering Global Warming From the American Institute of Physics.
- The Scientific Case for Modern Human-caused Global Warming
- Isaac Held's blog In the spirit of Ray Pierrehumbert’s “big ideas come from small models” in his textbook, PRINCIPLES OF PLANETARY CLIMATE, Dr Held presents quantitative essays regarding one feature or another of the Earth’s climate and weather system.
- Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature
- The HUMAN-caused greenhouse effect, in under 5 minutes, by Bill Nye
- Simple box models and climate forcing IMO one of Tamino’s best posts illustrating climate forcing using simple box models
- Bloomberg interactive graph on “What's warming the world''
- Jacobson WWS literature index
- Jacobson WWS literature index
- "Mighty Microgrids" Webinar This is a Webinar on YouTube about Microgrids from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR), featuring New York State and Minnesota
- “Ways to [try to] slow the Solar Century''
- Paul Beckwith Professor Beckwith is, in my book, one of the most insightful and analytical observers on climate I know. I highly recommend his blog, and his other informational products.
- Energy payback period for solar panels Considering everything, how long do solar panels have to operate to offset the energy used to produce them?
- Ray Pierrehumbert's site related to "Principles of Planetary Climate" THE book on climate science
- Sir David King David King’s perspective on climate, and the next thousands of years for humanity
- The great Michael Osborne's latest opinions Michael Osborne is a genius operative and champion of solar energy. I have learned never to disregard ANYTHING he says. He is mentor of Karl Ragabo, and the genius instigator of the Texas renewable energy miracle.
- Professor Robert Strom's compendium of resources on climate change Truly excellent
- "Warming Slowdown?" (part 2 of 2) The idea of a global warming slowdown or hiatus is critically examined, emphasizing the literature, the datasets, and means and methods for telling such. The second part.
- Warming slowdown discussion
- Équiterre Equiterre helps build a social movement by encouraging individuals, organizations and governments to make ecological and equitable choices, in a spirit of solidarity.
- Sea Change Boston
- Ellenbogen: There is no Such Thing as Wind Turbine Syndrome
- Social Cost of Carbon
- Model state level energy policy for New Englad Bob Massie’s proposed energy policy for Massachusetts, an admirable model for energy policy anywhere in New England
- Nick Bower's "Scared Scientists"
- weather blocking patterns
- The Green Plate Effect Eli Rabett’s “The Green Plate Effect”
- The beach boondoggle Prof Rob Young on how owners of beach property are socializing their risks at costs to all of us, not the least being it seems coastal damage is less than it actually is
- Anti—Anti-#ClimateEmergency Whether to declare a climate emergency is debatable. But some critics have gone way overboard.
- Climate Communication Hassol, Somerville, Melillo, and Hussin site communicating climate to the public
- Interview with Wally Broecker Interview with Wally Broecker
- Simple models of climate change
- Rabett Run Incisive analysis of climate science versus deliberate distraction
- World Weather Attribution
Category Archives: EVs
‘Will Ford do away with the dealer model?’
Now there’s a question of the moment! Ford’s CEO Says Tesla Needs To Be Taken Seriously As The Dominant Player In The EV Market That’s an article by Johnna Crider at CleanTechnica.
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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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“Climate Science for Climate Activists” is a wrap
The class “Climate Science for Climate Activists” I have taught for the last 6 or so weeks is now completed. The slides are available here.
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“Electric Dreams”, from BBC Radio 4’s “Costing the Earth”
I just listened to the podcast from Peter Gibbs of BBC Radio 4‘s program, “Costing the Earth”. He recounts the experience of owning and driving a nominally 200 mile range EV: Is the time finally right to buy an electric … Continue reading