Skid Row Los Angeles

Extreme Poverty USA: The True Cost of Climate Madness

Guest essay by Eric Worrall While various US governments continue to waste unimaginable sums of public money on pointless climate schemes, real problems ranging from third world poverty in Alabama to an explosion of the skid row population of Los Angeles are being allowed to fester. Human Intestinal Parasite Burden and Poor Sanitation in Rural…

Claim: Urban climate change means more rain

A UCSB geographer collaborates to model the impact of changing precipitation patterns in northern European and North American cities UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – SANTA BARBARA Southern cities such as Houston and Tampa — which faced the wrath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, respectively — may not be the only urban environments vulnerable to extreme weather.…

Imagine Escaping a Hurricane in a Tesla

Guest essay by Eric Worrall First I want to make it clear that I think Tesla responded to Hurricane Irma with exemplary good faith, sacrificing their future profits to send drivers of cheaper Tesla models a free range upgrade, to help them escape Hurricane Irma. But the urgent Florida hurricane evacuation may have inadvertently highlighted…

Study: plants are globally getting more efficient thanks to rising carbon dioxide

Rising CO2 leading to changes in land plant photosynthesis Suggests that plants have achieved an optimum response to rising CO2 levels in the atmosphere From the UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – SAN DIEGO Researchers led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego have determined that major changes in plant behavior have…