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Opinions are fun. My friends tell me I am someone with lots of opinions and that's fine since I don't get mad at others when they disagree with me. In this same spirit I am interested in hearing yours views as long as you are able to share your views without boiling over. I look forward to hearing from you. I tend to write in the form of short essays most of the time, but contributions do not need to be in this same format or size. Some of the content here will date itself pretty quickly, other content may be virtually timeless, this is for the reader to judge.


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Doing the math on energy

Posted at: Dec/21/2009 : Posted by: mel

Related Category: Environment,

So I have been doing some reading and math with respect to a "carbon footprint". If the goal is to reduce the amount of carbon being expelled into the atmosphere, then we need a real goal....say 50% reduction. Switching from 160HP gas burning cars to 75HP plug-in electric cars is not actually a savings. In the U.S. we produce the majority of our electricity from either coal or natural gas. Fac.....read more…

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California’s water shortage

Posted at: May/23/2009 : Posted by: mel

Related Category: Environment,

So I should begin with some clarity. I believe that the state of California is in the midst of a dire water shortage. There is no great mystery in determining this. I am not a water expert, but the rules are pretty simple. The bulk of California’s water comes currently comes from two distinct sources, the Sierra Mountain snow pack and exported water from the Colorado river.

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Let’s move past Hybrid cars

Posted at: May/07/2009 : Posted by: mel

Related Category: Environment,

I am sure this will offend someone, but hybrid car technology in its current implementation just doesn’t work for me. It is true that modern hybrid automotive technology is cool stuff from a technical side. There is also no doubt that they can get better mileage than their non-hybrid counterparts, but the numbers just don’t work for me.

Let’s do the comparison of a Toyota Prius and .....
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this is a test

Posted at: Apr/13/2009 : Posted by: mel

Related Category: Environment,

what are we really doing here

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Thoughts on Global Warming

Posted at: Feb/02/2009 : Posted by: mel

Related Category: Environment,

We are barraged on a daily basis with so much data about Global Warming (GM). I don’t dispute that GM is real. We have obviously just concluded 120 years of industrial consumption of the worlds resources with little regard until recently for what the outcome could or would be. Our planet has experienced warming and cooling cycles in the past, and the argument can be made “so what!”. The what is.....read more…

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