Distributed Solar: The Democratizaton of Energy
- John Kruschke's "Dong Bayesian data analysis" blog Expanding and enhancing John’s book of same title (now in second edition!)
- "Talking Politics" podcast David Runciman, Helen Thompson
- All about Sankey diagrams
- Team Andrew Weinberg Walking September 8th for the Jimmy Fund!
- Subsidies for wind and solar versus subsidies for fossil fuels
- Flettner Rotor Bruce Yeany introduces the Flettner Rotor and related science
- Beautiful Weeds of New York City
- Nadler Strategy, LLC, on sustainability Thinking about business, efficient and effective management, and business value
- 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/
- 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
- "Perpetual Ocean" from NASA GSFC
- Comprehensive Guide to Bayes Rule
- Gavin Simpson
- WEAPONS OF MATH DESTRUCTION Cathy O’Neil’s WEAPONS OF MATH DESTRUCTION,
- Los Alamos Center for Bayesian Methods
- Leverhulme Centre for Climate Change Mitigation
- Mrooijer's Numbers R 4Us
- "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.
- Bob Altemeyer on authoritarianism (via Dan Satterfield) The science behind the GOP civil war
- Dollars per BBL: Energy in Transition
- Mark Berliner's video lecture "Bayesian mechanistic-statistical modeling with examples in geophysical settings"
- Gabriel's staircase
- Karl Broman
- distributed solar and matching location to need
- ggplot2 and ggfortify Plotting State Space Time Series with ggplot2 and ggfortify
- 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
- BioPython A collection of Python tools for quantitative Biology
- Ted Dunning
- 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.
- 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
- Mike Bloomberg, 2020 He can get progress on climate done, has the means and experts to counter the Trump and Republican digital disinformation machine, and has the experience, knowledge, and depth of experience to achieve and unify.
- 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/
- Ives and Dakos techniques for regime changes in series
- The Plastic Pick-Up: Discovering new sources of marine plastic pollution
- Leadership lessons from Lao Tzu
- The Alliance for Securing Democracy dashboard
- GeoEnergy Math Prof Paul Pukite’s Web site devoted to energy derived from geological and geophysical processes and categorized according to its originating source.
- James' Empty Blog
- 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
- Brendon Brewer on Overfitting Important and insightful presentation by Brendon Brewer on overfitting
- London Review of Books
- Musings on Quantitative Paleoecology Quantitative methods and palaeoenvironments.
- Giant vertical monopolies for energy have stopped making sense
- WEAPONS OF MATH DESTRUCTION, reviews Reviews of Cathy O’Neil’s new book
- American Statistical Association
- Mertonian norms
- "The Expert"
- American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
- Rasmus Bååth's Research Blog Bayesian statistics and data analysis
- Brian McGill's Dynamic Ecology blog Quantitative biology with pithy insights regarding applications of statistical methods
- Updating the Climate Science: What path is the real world following? From Professors Makiko Sato & James Hansen of Columbia University
- "Climate science is setttled enough"
- MIT's Climate Primer
- All Models Are Wrong Dr Tamsin Edwards blog about uncertainty in science, and climate science
- Nick Bower's "Scared Scientists"
- Mrooijer's Global Temperature Explorer
- Documenting the Climate Deniarati at work
- Tell Utilities Solar Won't Be Killed Barry Goldwater, Jr’s campaign to push for solar expansion against monopolistic utilities, as a Republican
- James Powell on sampling the climate consensus
- Simple models of climate change
- Sea Change Boston
- The net average effect of a warming climate is increased aridity (Professor Steven Sherwood)
- Risk and Well-Being
- Climate impacts on retail and supply chains
- Climate Change Denying Organizations
- "A field guide to the climate clowns"
- "Betting strategies on fluctuations in the transient response of greenhouse warming" By Risbey, Lewandowsky, Hunter, Monselesan: Betting against climate change on durations of 15+ years is no longer a rational proposition.
- 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
- The Green Plate Effect Eli Rabett’s “The Green Plate Effect”
- Jacobson WWS literature index
- Anti—Anti-#ClimateEmergency Whether to declare a climate emergency is debatable. But some critics have gone way overboard.
- Sir David King David King’s perspective on climate, and the next thousands of years for humanity
- Mathematics and Climate Research Network The Mathematics and Climate Research Network (MCRN) engages mathematicians to collaborating on the cryosphere, conceptual model validation, data assimilation, the electric grid, food systems, nonsmooth systems, paleoclimate, resilience, tipping points.
- "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.
- 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.
- Social Cost of Carbon
- 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 Keeling Curve The first, and one of the best programs for creating a spatially significant long term time series of atmospheric concentrations of CO2. Started amongst great obstacles by one, smart determined guy, Charles David Keeling.
- Grid parity map for Solar PV in United States
- Eli on the spectroscopic basis of atmospheric radiation physical chemistry
- Ice and Snow
- US$165/tonne CO2: Sweden Sweden has a Carbon Dioxide tax of US$165 per tonne at present. CO2 tax was imposed in 1991. GDP has grown 60%.
- Earth System Models
- Exxon-Mobil statement on UNFCCC COP21
- Tamino's Open Mind Open Mind: A statistical look at climate, its science, and at science denial
- "Getting to the Energy Future We Want," Dr Steven Chu
- 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
- Professor Robert Strom's compendium of resources on climate change Truly excellent
- Skeptical Science
- Dessler's 6 minute Greenhouse Effect video
- James Hansen and granddaughter Sophie on moving forward with progress on climate
- Simple box models and climate forcing IMO one of Tamino’s best posts illustrating climate forcing using simple box models
- David Appell's early climate science
- Klaus Lackner (ASU), Silicon Kingdom Holdings (SKH) Capturing CO2 from air at scale
- "Lessons of the Little Ice Age" (Farber) From Dan Farber, at LEGAL PLANET
- Agendaists Eli Rabett’s coining of a phrase
- Thriving on Low Carbon
Category Archives: Steven Chu
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Review of “No … increase of Carbon sequestration from the greening Earth”
(As promised.) Introduction and Abstract This is a review, re-presentation, and report on the August 2019 article, Y. Zhang, C. Song, L. E. Band, G. Sun, (2019), “No proportional increase of terrestrial gross Carbon sequestration from the greening Earth“, Journal … 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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Shifting to a Sustainable Future (Professor Steven Chu)
A lecture at MIT, in 2018, as the Hoyt C Hottel Lecture in Chemical Engineering. Notable quote: “The half-life of CO2 in atmosphere is 10,000 years.” (Professor Steven Chu)
“… [A] new scientific paper overstates forests’ potential” (Reynolds)
(On 2019-07-06, repaired a typo, and on 2019-07-16 linked in a post by Professor Stefan Rahmstorf at RealClimate.) Jesse Reynolds at Legal Planet is on this. But, as I noted at LinkedIn, even if I accept the entirety of the … Continue reading
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