Distributed Solar: The Democratizaton of Energy
- Survey Methodology, Prof Ron Fricker http://faculty.nps.edu/rdfricke/
- All about Sankey diagrams
- All about models
- 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.
- Quotes by Nikola Tesla Quotes by Nikola Tesla, including some of others he greatly liked.
- John Kruschke's "Dong Bayesian data analysis" blog Expanding and enhancing John’s book of same title (now in second edition!)
- GeoEnergy Math Prof Paul Pukite’s Web site devoted to energy derived from geological and geophysical processes and categorized according to its originating source.
- London Review of Books
- Gavin Simpson
- Dominic Cummings blog Chief advisor to the PM, United Kingdom
- Mertonian norms
- Awkward Botany
- Karl Broman
- Rasmus Bååth's Research Blog Bayesian statistics and data analysis
- In Monte Carlo We Trust The statistics blog of Matt Asher, actually called the “Probability and Statistics Blog”, but his subtitle is much more appealing. Asher has a Manifesto at http://www.statisticsblog.com/manifesto/.
- "Perpetual Ocean" from NASA GSFC
- John Cook's reasons to use Bayesian inference
- Los Alamos Center for Bayesian Methods
- Earth Family Alpha Michael Osborne’s blog (former Executive at Austin Energy, now Chairman of the Electric Utility Commission for Austin, Texas)
- Simon Wood's must-read paper on dynamic modeling of complex systems I highlighted Professor Wood’s paper in https://hypergeometric.wordpress.com/2014/12/26/struggling-with-problems-already-attacked/
- The Plastic Pick-Up: Discovering new sources of marine plastic pollution
- Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)
- Dollars per BBL: Energy in Transition
- Professor David Draper
- Prediction vs Forecasting: Knaub “Unfortunately, ‘prediction,’ such as used in model-based survey estimation, is a term that is often subsumed under the term ‘forecasting,’ but here we show why it is important not to confuse these two terms.”
- Harvard's Project Implicit
- American Statistical Association
- 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
- Thaddeus Stevens quotes As I get older, I admire this guy more and more
- Leadership lessons from Lao Tzu
- 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.
- South Shore Recycling Cooperative Materials management, technical assistance and networking, town advocacy, public outreach
- 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”
- NCAR AtmosNews
- James' Empty Blog
- Comprehensive Guide to Bayes Rule
- What If
- WEAPONS OF MATH DESTRUCTION, reviews Reviews of Cathy O’Neil’s new book
- "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.
- Beautiful Weeds of New York City
- Subsidies for wind and solar versus subsidies for fossil fuels
- Brian McGill's Dynamic Ecology blog Quantitative biology with pithy insights regarding applications of statistical methods
- "Consider a Flat Pond" Invited talk introducing systems thinking, by Jan Galkowski, at First Parish in Needham, UU, via Zoom
- 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
- Carl Safina's blog One of the wisest on Earth
- Label Noise
- Bob Altemeyer on authoritarianism (via Dan Satterfield) The science behind the GOP civil war
- Leverhulme Centre for Climate Change Mitigation
- Team Andrew Weinberg Walking September 8th for the Jimmy Fund!
- "Talking Politics" podcast David Runciman, Helen Thompson
- Climate impacts on retail and supply chains
- The HUMAN-caused greenhouse effect, in under 5 minutes, by Bill Nye
- "A field guide to the climate clowns"
- World Weather Attribution
- 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
- Skeptical Science
- Nick Bower's "Scared Scientists"
- Climate Change Reports By John and Mel Harte
- `The unchained goddess' 1958 Bell Telephone Science Hour broadcast regarding, among other things, climate change.
- AIP's history of global warming science: impacts The American Institute of Physics has a fine history of the science of climate change. This link summarizes the history of impacts of climate change.
- "When Did Global Warming Stop" Doc Snow’s treatment of the denier claim that there’s been no warming for the most recent N years. (See http://hubpages.com/@doc-snow for more on him.)
- Ricky Rood's “What would happen to climate if we (suddenly) stopped emitting GHGs today?
- Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature
- The Carbon Cycle The Carbon Cycle, monitored by The Carbon Project
- Bloomberg interactive graph on “What's warming the world''
- Jacobson WWS literature index
- Updating the Climate Science: What path is the real world following? From Professors Makiko Sato & James Hansen of Columbia University
- `Who to believe on climate change': Simple checks By Bart Verheggen
- Tuft's Professor Kenneth Lang on the physical chemistry of the Greenhouse Effect
- 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.
- "Lessons of the Little Ice Age" (Farber) From Dan Farber, at LEGAL PLANET
- James Powell on sampling the climate consensus
- The net average effect of a warming climate is increased aridity (Professor Steven Sherwood)
- Transitioning to fully renewable energy Professor Saul Griffiths talks to transitioning the customer journey, from a dependency upon fossil fuels to an electrified future
- On Thomas Edison and Solar Electric Power
- The Scientific Case for Modern Human-caused Global Warming
- Wind sled Wind sled: A zero carbon way of exploring ice sheets
- SOLAR PRODUCTION at Westwood Statistical Studios Generation charts for our home in Westwood, MA
- ATTP summarizes all that stuff about Committed Warming from AND THEN THERE’S PHYSICS
- Climate Communication Hassol, Somerville, Melillo, and Hussin site communicating climate to the public
- “Ways to [try to] slow the Solar Century''
- "Climate science is setttled enough"
- And Then There's Physics
- MIT's Climate Primer
- James Hansen and granddaughter Sophie on moving forward with progress on climate
- 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
- "Getting to the Energy Future We Want," Dr Steven Chu
- History of discovering Global Warming From the American Institute of Physics.
- Climate Change: A health emergency … New England Journal of Medicine Caren G. Solomon, M.D., M.P.H., and Regina C. LaRocque, M.D., M.P.H., January 17, 2019 N Engl J Med 2019; 380:209-211 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1817067
- Agendaists Eli Rabett’s coining of a phrase
- Climate model projections versus observations
- Warming slowdown discussion
- Tamino's Open Mind Open Mind: A statistical look at climate, its science, and at science denial
- Wally Broecker on climate realism
- Klaus Lackner (ASU), Silicon Kingdom Holdings (SKH) Capturing CO2 from air at scale
- Sea Change Boston
- Interview with Wally Broecker Interview with Wally Broecker
- Sir David King David King’s perspective on climate, and the next thousands of years for humanity
- All Models Are Wrong Dr Tamsin Edwards blog about uncertainty in science, and climate science
- Energy payback period for solar panels Considering everything, how long do solar panels have to operate to offset the energy used to produce them?
Category Archives: recycling
On bag bans and sampling plans
Plastic bag bans are all the rage. It’s not the purpose of this post to take a position on the matter. Before you do, however, I’d recommend checking out this: and especially this: (Note: My lovely wife, Claire, presents this … Continue reading
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“What’s new with recycling”
South Shore Recycling Cooperative Director Claire Galkowski, spoke in Norwell, at the South Shore Natural Science Center, a couple of weeks ago:
Posted in Amory Lovins, Anthropocene, biofuels, Carbon Cycle, Claire Galkowski, coastal communities, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, EBC-NE, ecomodernism, ecopragmatist, education, extended producer responsibility, extended supply chains, green tech, greenhouse gases, local self reliance, Massachusetts, microplastics, paper, plastics, public health, quantitative ecology, recycling, science, solid waste, South Shore Recycling Cooperative, sustainability Tagged plastic bag bans 1 Comment
“From Single Use to Zero Waste: What’s New with Recycling”
Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 7:00-8:30 pm, at the South Shore Natural Science Center Map: The South Shore Natural Science Center and the South Shore Recycling Cooperative (SSRC) present: This event will be live-streamed at the SSRC Facebook page.
The South Shore Recycling Cooperative can save you money!
Abington, Cohasset, Duxbury, Hanover, Hanson, Hingham, Hull, Kingston, Middleboro, Norwell, Plymouth, Rockland, Scituate, Weymouth, Whitman Join ’em. Ask your town governors on the South Shore to check ’em out. It’s your tax dollars wasted if you don’t. What your town … Continue reading
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GForce Waste Sorters!
Waste management at the Boston Red Sox. Check out their Wide World of Waste.
Like Sankey diagrams, causal diagrams are a useful tool to assess and communicate complicated systems and their intrarelationships: It’s possible to use these for analysis and prescription: Here is the (promised) presentation on reenforcing loops: So how can these techniques … Continue reading
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Walt Disney World holiday, November 2015
Link to photos and other information available at Google+: https://plus.google.com/110148824733929465219/posts/UzzEQ1azUPe If you are just interested in the photos and videos: https://goo.gl/2s5EQ0 The Epcot Food & Wine Festival was a bust: Too many people, walking in uncoordinated directions, and too little … Continue reading
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Blind Bayesian recovery of components of residential solid waste tonnage from totals data
This is a sketch of how maths and statistics can do something called blind source separation, meaning to estimate the components of data given only their totals. Here, I use Bayesian techniques for the purpose, sometimes called Bayesian inversion, using … Continue reading