Climate Change

“Climate Change,” according to Ban Ki Moon and Francis Suarez, writing in the New York Times, here,  “is not a distant threat for Miami; it’s a daily presence in people’s lives. The city has been fighting to stay above water for decades. It knows that its future as a vibrant international hub for business, tourism, arts […]

In the spring of this year, the news media reported floods in Texas, Oklahoma, Mexico, France, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Australia and elsewhere. 9 US soldiers were lost in floods around Fort Hood in Texas. Other Americans have died in the flooding in Oklahoma. The Louve and Orsay museums in Paris are closed and moving priceless art to […]

Forbes, here, and reports that China is building a  200 MW solar farm in the Gobi Desert (Clean Technica, here, IFL Science, here. However, Chinese authorities plan for carbon emissions to peak in 2030 – that is to keep increasing until 2030.  Bellona, here, reported that Chinese authorities plan to increase renewables to 20% by 2030. This will include […]

On Dec. 21, 2012, I put $16 Million imaginary dollars in equal imaginary investments in 16 real energy companies; $8.0 in the Sustainable Energy space and $8.0 in the fossil fuel space. Excluding the value of dividends and transaction costs, but including the bankruptcy or crash of three companies in the sustainable energy space, As […]

Coral Davenport, in the New York Times, writes (here), “President Obama could leave office with the most aggressive, far-reaching environmental legacy of any occupant of the White House. Yet it is very possible that not a single major environmental law will have passed during his two terms in Washington. “Instead, Mr. Obama has turned to […]

Chris Christie is like Iwazaru, the monkey who cannot speak. As reported by Christopher Baxter, in the Star Ledger, in 2011, here,  while he vetoed a bill, S2996, that would have required New Jersey to work with other states to limit the greenhouse gases that scientists say are changing the climate, Gov. Christie said, “climate […]

The people at the Environmental Protection Agency understand the issue of increasing atmospheric Carbon Dioxide above 350 PPM. And EPA is listening. EPA has held two public comment periods in New York City on 10/23/13 and will hold nine additional public comment hearings across the country to “solicit ideas and input from the public and stakeholders […]

Approximately 97% of climate scientists agree that climate-warming trends over the past century are very likely due to human activities, which have increased atmospheric CO2 from roughly 265 parts per million, PPM, in 1800 to 400 PPM today. Many of these scientists and climate experts agree we must reduce the amount of CO2 in the […]

Atmospheric CO2 hit 400 PPM on Thursday, May 9, 2013, as measured at the Koana Loa observatory. This is an increase of 85 ppm, 26.98%, from 1960. This is why Bill McKibben, of, calls our planet Eaarth. It’s weather, climate, and ecology are different than the one those of us who are over 30 – […]

Writing in the New York Times, here, Joe Nocera, says, Sometime this summer, in Odessa, Tex., the Summit Power Group plans to break ground on a $2.5 billion coal gasification power plant. Summit has named this the Texas Clean Energy Project. With good reason. The people behind this project want people to believe that the […]

Popular Logistics is a Policy Blog, not a Politics Blog. However, as Deborah Stone wrote in “The Policy Paradox,” ISBN 0393-976-254, In order to make policy you need to win at politics. Chris Christie, left, who is good at politics, seems to have made several serious policy blunders during his first term as Governor of […]

In “The World Will Not End & Other Predictions for 2012, here, I wrote: “Apple and IBM will continue to thrive. Microsoft will grow, slightly. Dell and HP will thrash. A share of Apple, which sold for $11 in December, 2001, and $380 in Dec. 2011, will sell for $480 in Dec. 2012.” (Mostly Correct, except […]

Image 1:  People enjoying the beach in Montreal, Canada, courtesy Jazz Hostels While climate change and global warming will mean longer and hotter summers and shorter and warmer winters farther north in the northern hemisphere than previously, and even though we make like longer hotter summers and shorter, warmer winters … Warmer and shorter winters […]

In the XB Cold Fingers song, “Sunbathing In Siberia,” (Listen / Try or Buy / Lyrics ) I wrote, “If Gore had been awarded the White House he’d chain us to Kyoto, don’t ya see. There’d be solar panels on the rooftops, wind power, clean power, almost free.” While the song is a tongue-in-cheek look […]

While Chinese subsidies of their solar energy industry have decimated the manufacturing base of the American solar industry, solar energy continues to expand across the country. What if we stimulated the solar industry with a public works program? What if we decided to deploy a 40 kilowatt photovoltaic solar array on each of the approximately […]