Distributed Solar: The Democratizaton of Energy
- "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.
- Brendon Brewer on Overfitting Important and insightful presentation by Brendon Brewer on overfitting
- "The Expert"
- John Cook's reasons to use Bayesian inference
- Carl Safina's blog One of the wisest on Earth
- 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.
- Survey Methodology, Prof Ron Fricker http://faculty.nps.edu/rdfricke/
- Ted Dunning
- Mertonian norms
- London Review of Books
- Charlie Kufs' "Stats With Cats" blog “You took Statistics 101. Now what?”
- Pat's blog While it is described as “The mathematical (and other) thoughts of a (now retired) math teacher”, this is false humility, as it chronicles the present and past life and times of mathematicians in their context. Recommended.
- Lenny Smith's CHAOS: A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION This is a PDF version of Lenny Smith’s book of the same title, also available from Amazon.com
- International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA)
- GeoEnergy Math Prof Paul Pukite’s Web site devoted to energy derived from geological and geophysical processes and categorized according to its originating source.
- Karl Broman
- Logistic curves in market disruption From DollarsPerBBL, about logistic or S-curves as models of product take-up rather than exponentials, with notes on EVs
- All about ENSO, and lunar tides (Paul Pukite) Historically, ENSO has been explained in terms of winds. But recently — and Dr Paul Pukite has insisted upon this for a long time — the oscillation of ENSO has been explained as a large-scale slosh due to lunar tidal forcing.
- Comprehensive Guide to Bayes Rule
- John Kruschke's "Dong Bayesian data analysis" blog Expanding and enhancing John’s book of same title (now in second edition!)
- Brian McGill's Dynamic Ecology blog Quantitative biology with pithy insights regarding applications of statistical methods
- Bob Altemeyer on authoritarianism (via Dan Satterfield) The science behind the GOP civil war
- Rasmus Bååth's Research Blog Bayesian statistics and data analysis
- James' Empty Blog
- Los Alamos Center for Bayesian Methods
- Healthy Home Healthy Planet
- Awkward Botany
- WEAPONS OF MATH DESTRUCTION, reviews Reviews of Cathy O’Neil’s new book
- BioPython A collection of Python tools for quantitative Biology
- Label Noise
- AP Statistics: Sampling, by Michael Porinchak Twin City Schools
- Gabriel's staircase
- Fear and Loathing in Data Science Cory Lesmeister’s savage journey to the heart of Big Data
- South Shore Recycling Cooperative Materials management, technical assistance and networking, town advocacy, public outreach
- Team Andrew Weinberg Walking September 8th for the Jimmy Fund!
- Leadership lessons from Lao Tzu
- NCAR AtmosNews
- Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard on how businesses can help our collective environmental mess Patagonia’s Yvon Chouinard set the standard for how a business can mitigate the ravages of capitalism on earth’s environment. At 81 years old, he’s just getting started.
- The Alliance for Securing Democracy dashboard
- The Mermaid's Tale A conversation about biological complexity and evolution, and the societal aspects of science
- Earle Wilson
- Slice Sampling
- What If
- 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
- Musings on Quantitative Paleoecology Quantitative methods and palaeoenvironments.
- Giant vertical monopolies for energy have stopped making sense
- Mrooijer's Numbers R 4Us
- "Consider a Flat Pond" Invited talk introducing systems thinking, by Jan Galkowski, at First Parish in Needham, UU, via Zoom
- distributed solar and matching location to need
- The Keeling Curve: its history History of the Keeling Curve and Charles David Keeling
- "A field guide to the climate clowns"
- Agendaists Eli Rabett’s coining of a phrase
- Spectra Energy exposed
- “Ways to [try to] slow the Solar Century''
- Andy Zucker's "Climate Change and Psychology"
- CLIMATE ADAM Previously from the Science news staff at the podcast of Nature (“Nature Podcast”), the journal, now on YouTube, encouraging climate action through climate comedy.
- “The discovery of global warming'' (American Institute of Physics)
- HotWhopper: It's excellent. Global warming and climate change. Eavesdropping on the deniosphere, its weird pseudo-science and crazy conspiracy whoppers.
- Bloomberg interactive graph on “What's warming the world''
- Rabett Run Incisive analysis of climate science versus deliberate distraction
- Jacobson WWS literature index
- And Then There's Physics
- Tuft's Professor Kenneth Lang on the physical chemistry of the Greenhouse Effect
- Tamino's Open Mind Open Mind: A statistical look at climate, its science, and at science denial
- NOAA Annual Greenhouse Gas Index report The annual assessment by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the radiative forcing from constituent atmospheric greenhouse gases
- Équiterre Equiterre helps build a social movement by encouraging individuals, organizations and governments to make ecological and equitable choices, in a spirit of solidarity.
- Exxon-Mobil statement on UNFCCC COP21
- The Sunlight Economy
- Tell Utilities Solar Won't Be Killed Barry Goldwater, Jr’s campaign to push for solar expansion against monopolistic utilities, as a Republican
- "Lessons of the Little Ice Age" (Farber) From Dan Farber, at LEGAL PLANET
- History of discovering Global Warming From the American Institute of Physics.
- On Thomas Edison and Solar Electric Power
- The Green Plate Effect Eli Rabett’s “The Green Plate Effect”
- `The unchained goddess' 1958 Bell Telephone Science Hour broadcast regarding, among other things, climate change.
- Simple models of climate change
- Ellenbogen: There is no Such Thing as Wind Turbine Syndrome
- Nick Bower's "Scared Scientists"
- Climate Communication Hassol, Somerville, Melillo, and Hussin site communicating climate to the public
- 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
- Ray Pierrehumbert's site related to "Principles of Planetary Climate" THE book on climate science
- Eli on the spectroscopic basis of atmospheric radiation physical chemistry
- Non-linear feedbacks in climate (discussion of Bloch-Johnson, Pierrehumbert, Abbot paper) Discussion of http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/wol1/doi/10.1002/2015GL064240/abstract
- Wally Broecker on climate realism
- James Hansen and granddaughter Sophie on moving forward with progress on climate
- Interview with Wally Broecker Interview with Wally Broecker
- Solar Gardens Community Power
- Sea Change Boston
- The net average effect of a warming climate is increased aridity (Professor Steven Sherwood)
- Climate model projections versus observations
- Updating the Climate Science: What path is the real world following? From Professors Makiko Sato & James Hansen of Columbia University
- 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
- `Who to believe on climate change': Simple checks By Bart Verheggen
- Social Cost of Carbon
- Sir David King David King’s perspective on climate, and the next thousands of years for humanity
- Warming slowdown discussion
- Climate Change Reports By John and Mel Harte
- "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.
Category Archives: First Parish in Needham
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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Ted Rall’s “Left, Center and Right: We’re All in Denial About Climate Change”
(Friend, fellow congregant, and committee chair Will Rico of First Parish in Needham sent me this highly appropriate link.) Ted Rall argues at Counterpunch that: Those who deny that climate change is real are engaging in what psychologists call “simple … Continue reading
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Juliana v. US June 4 Hearing at Ninth Circuit The constitutional youth climate lawsuit, Juliana v. United States, will be heard before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Portland, Oregon. Let’s make history and have this be the most … Continue reading
Posted in #youthvgov, Anthropocene, carbon dioxide, children as political casualties, climate, climate activism, climate change, climate education, climate justice, First Parish in Needham, Global Carbon Project, global warming, James Hansen, Juliana v United States, Kelsey Juliana, Levi Draheim, Mary C Wood, Our Children's Trust, UNFCCC, Unitarian Universalism, UU Ministry for Earth, Xiuhtezcatl, ``The tide is risin'/And so are we'' Leave a comment