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Range On the original Star Trek, Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott, a.k.a. “Scotty,” was a curious character and one of his traits was his proclivity for under-promising and then over-performing. This usually manifested in a crisis situation when Captain Kirk needed warp speed, and something was wrong with the warp drive or the dilithium crystals. Kirk would ask when the warp drive could be back on line and Scotty would provide a seemingly long time (under-promise) and then get it done [...]

Laguna Niguel, California

Climate Change Lexicon The following is a glossary of terms provided by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) for understanding various concepts in the reading of the Climate Science Special Report, USGCRP’s Fourth National Climate Assessment. I have added links on some of the terms to help you better understand various concepts in the context of climate change. 1 100-year flood  A flood or storm that has a 1% probability of occurring in any given year. The 100-year flood zone is [...]

Santa Monica, California

Climate Science Special Report The following is taken almost verbatim from the U.S. Global Change Research Program website. I provide it here, so you may see the most current federal government assessment of the science behind climate change as it pertains to the United States. Scroll down to the Highlights Section to get a more concise assessment of the situation we are facing as a nation. For a global assessment, one would have to view the Intergovernmental Panel on [...]

Monterey, California

Eating V “My own view is that being a vegetarian or vegan is not an end in itself, but a means towards reducing both human and animal suffering and leaving a habitable planet to future generations.” - Peter Singer Vegetarian I became a vegetarian early in 1990 beginning with eliminating red meat from my diet a few years earlier on the advice of my mother. Her reasoning was that since my father had died of colorectal cancer (CRC), the third [...]

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