Distributed Solar: The Democratizaton of Energy
- BioPython A collection of Python tools for quantitative Biology
- Los Alamos Center for Bayesian Methods
- 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
- 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
- "The Expert"
- London Review of Books
- 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.
- Hermann Scheer Hermann Scheer was a visionary, a major guy, who thought deep thoughts about energy, and its implications for humanity’s relationship with physical reality
- distributed solar and matching location to need
- Musings on Quantitative Paleoecology Quantitative methods and palaeoenvironments.
- 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
- Giant vertical monopolies for energy have stopped making sense
- ggplot2 and ggfortify Plotting State Space Time Series with ggplot2 and ggfortify
- 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.”
- 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/.
- Quotes by Nikola Tesla Quotes by Nikola Tesla, including some of others he greatly liked.
- 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/
- The Mermaid's Tale A conversation about biological complexity and evolution, and the societal aspects of science
- Number Cruncher Politics
- "Perpetual Ocean" from NASA GSFC
- The Plastic Pick-Up: Discovering new sources of marine plastic pollution
- Slice Sampling
- Risk and Well-Being
- Earle Wilson
- 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.
- Mertonian norms
- 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/
- "Consider a Flat Pond" Invited talk introducing systems thinking, by Jan Galkowski, at First Parish in Needham, UU, via Zoom
- Nadler Strategy, LLC, on sustainability Thinking about business, efficient and effective management, and business value
- Peter Congdon's Bayesian statistical modeling Peter Congdon’s collection of links pertaining to his several books on Bayesian modeling
- Harvard's Project Implicit
- Earth Family Alpha Michael Osborne’s blog (former Executive at Austin Energy, now Chairman of the Electric Utility Commission for Austin, Texas)
- Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)
- Thaddeus Stevens quotes As I get older, I admire this guy more and more
- American Statistical Association
- Survey Methodology, Prof Ron Fricker http://faculty.nps.edu/rdfricke/
- Label Noise
- AP Statistics: Sampling, by Michael Porinchak Twin City Schools
- Earth Family Beta MIchael Osborne’s blog on Science and the like
- Karl Broman
- GeoEnergy Math Prof Paul Pukite’s Web site devoted to energy derived from geological and geophysical processes and categorized according to its originating source.
- WEAPONS OF MATH DESTRUCTION, reviews Reviews of Cathy O’Neil’s new book
- Brendon Brewer on Overfitting Important and insightful presentation by Brendon Brewer on overfitting
- Dr James Spall's SPSA
- Carl Safina's blog One of the wisest on Earth
- Gavin Simpson
- "Talking Politics" podcast David Runciman, Helen Thompson
- Comprehensive Guide to Bayes Rule
- James' Empty Blog
- Grid parity map for Solar PV in United States
- Climate model projections versus observations
- 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.
- 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%.
- “The Irrelevance of Saturation: Why Carbon Dioxide Matters'' (Bart Levenson)
- "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.
- 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.
- HotWhopper: It's excellent. Global warming and climate change. Eavesdropping on the deniosphere, its weird pseudo-science and crazy conspiracy whoppers.
- "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
- Risk and Well-Being
- Andy Zucker's "Climate Change and Psychology"
- SOLAR PRODUCTION at Westwood Statistical Studios Generation charts for our home in Westwood, MA
- World Weather Attribution
- Spectra Energy exposed
- 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
- Jacobson WWS literature index
- Bloomberg interactive graph on “What's warming the world''
- "Climate science is setttled enough"
- Dessler's 6 minute Greenhouse Effect video
- Skeptical Science
- Earth System Models
- Climate impacts on retail and supply chains
- The Green Plate Effect Eli Rabett’s “The Green Plate Effect”
- James Powell on sampling the climate consensus
- Tamino's Open Mind Open Mind: A statistical look at climate, its science, and at science denial
- David Appell's early climate science
- ATTP summarizes all that stuff about Committed Warming from AND THEN THERE’S PHYSICS
- `The unchained goddess' 1958 Bell Telephone Science Hour broadcast regarding, among other things, climate change.
- Nick Bower's "Scared Scientists"
- And Then There's Physics
- The net average effect of a warming climate is increased aridity (Professor Steven Sherwood)
- "A field guide to the climate clowns"
- Tuft's Professor Kenneth Lang on the physical chemistry of the Greenhouse Effect
- Climate at a glance Current state of the climate, from NOAA
- "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.
- 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.
- Klaus Lackner (ASU), Silicon Kingdom Holdings (SKH) Capturing CO2 from air at scale
- Professor Robert Strom's compendium of resources on climate change Truly excellent
- On Thomas Edison and Solar Electric Power
- Eli on the spectroscopic basis of atmospheric radiation physical chemistry
- 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
- Steve Easterbrook's excellent climate blog: See his "The Internet: Saving Civilization or Trashing the Planet?" for example Heavy on data and computation, Easterbrook is a CS prof at UToronto, but is clearly familiar with climate science. I like his “The Internet: Saving Civilization or Trashing the Planet” very much.
- Rabett Run Incisive analysis of climate science versus deliberate distraction
- Simple models of climate change
- "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.
- Wally Broecker on climate realism
- 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.
- Thriving on Low Carbon
- Non-linear feedbacks in climate (discussion of Bloch-Johnson, Pierrehumbert, Abbot paper) Discussion of http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/wol1/doi/10.1002/2015GL064240/abstract
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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
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
These are not “climate activists” …
… They are not even “environmentalists.” (Updated 2nd August 2021.) Case 1. Case 2. Case 3. Case 4. The claim that in our present place of climate disruption we have the luxury of choosing how we eliminate emissions of greenhouse … Continue reading
But there IS a Carbon price already imposed
The New York Times Magazine has a good article on the difficulty of imposing what most economists see as the best way to fix emissions and climate disruption: Putting a price on them. They go back and forth between the … Continue reading
Temperate zone floods in China
(Updated 21st July 2021) Main link. h/t to Peter Sinclair’s Climate Denial Crock of the Week. Long Term Persistence, eh? Uh, huh. Update 21st July 2021 Somini Sengupta at The New York Times updates her weekend piece “‘No One Is … Continue reading
Yeah but …
(Due to broad interest in this subject and my post, I have extensively expanded it on Monday, 12th July 2021. Also, Canary Media carried a story from #EnergyTwitter about the New York Times article which is worth looking at. I’ve … Continue reading
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People opposing wind, solar, and battery placement deserve the climate disruption they will reap, without my sympathies
That was 2011. And note the opposition to putting PV on roofs, let alone putting panels on already cleared agricultural fields. Yeah, all well and good, but we’re on a clock. Whether or not the climate system will wait for … Continue reading
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(About the Greta Thunberg address posted here a day ago)
I had linked what I thought was a YouTube recording of Greta Thunberg addressing the Austrian World Summit in this blog post. Well, apparently either someone substituted a different video for the talk or edited or cracked it so Ms … Continue reading
Statistics taught by posing it in terms of specific problems. Excellent.
Larkin Poe. New York State. Syracuse. 2021. The Fair. And others elsewhere. Music, like Physics, is universal.
CFTC and Climate: “We have to slam on the brakes”
To that end, in 2019 the U. S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) formed the Climate-Related Market Risk Subcommittee, and tasked it with producing a report to consider what climate-related risks might be; examine whether adequate information about climate risks … Continue reading
Codium fragile for 27 June 2021, or 2021J178
Dr Rob Young, Center for the Study of Developed Shorelines: Mr Elon Musk in three presentations and two interviews:
Baseload is an intellectual crutch for engineers and utility managers who cannot think dynamically
This is an awesome presentation by Professor Joshua Pearce of Michigan Technological University. (h/t Peter Sinclair’s Climate Denial Crock of the Week) The same idea, that “baseload is a shortcut for engineers who can’t think dynamically”, was similar in the … Continue reading
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Discordant Harmonies: Goals for a Holiday in Retirement
Claire and I are lucky enough to have won “Escape to the Cape” at the annual auction of our congregation, First Parish in Needham, courtesy of Muriel and Tom Gehman. We’ll be Tesla-ing down to Hyannisport this week to indulge. … Continue reading
doing wind and solar properly
(A larger version of the above can be seen by right-clicking the above and choosing to open it in a new browser tab.) Kempton, Willett, Felipe M. Pimenta, Dana E. Veron, and Brian A. Colle. “Electric power from offshore wind … Continue reading
Plans for an Explosive Methane Peaker Plant in Peabody
A collection of articles, including … Doctors cite health risks from new plant. Peabody power plant plans caught city off guard. Residents, officials speak out against plant. And the usual bupkis about wind and solar being unreliable.
“Our pathetic herd immunity failure” (David Brooks)
I would say, too, that the United States is reaping the results of failing to have a sufficiently numerate population, because Mathematics skills at all levels of education are poorly taught.
My favorite tech and photo shop
It’s B&H Photo Video, of course. I have bought computers, electronics, cameras, accessories, and all kinds of nifty things there. I was an engineer for 44 years. I’m now “retired” and learning to be a scientist and digital macro photographer. … Continue reading
A guide to the Task force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures
From Bloomberg media … https://spotlight.bloomberg.com/story/tcfd-/page/1 Investors in stocks and owners of companies cannot know to which risks they are exposed in their investments unless companies transparently report these risks. Until the TCFD, the very idea of reporting risks to equities … Continue reading
“I know rockets produce CO2”. Here’s why that’s a win.
“We must become a multi-planet species.” “We do have a long term plan for even rocket flights.” “There is a long term plan for sustainable production of rocket fuel.”
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Professor Tony Seba, update
When Professor Seba says New England has the poorest set of solar and wind resources compared to California and Texas, he primarily means wind, and that’s all land-based. Offshore wind in New England is an amazing resource.
Sir David Attenborough : “… a value on Nature … and through global cooperation”
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