The actions of Attorney General Barr and his representations about the Mueller Report preclude the court’s acceptance of the validity of the Department’s redactions without its independent verification, U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton said...
It is desirable to harvest as much energy as possible from processes that produce useful amounts of heat and convert it from waste into electrical power. Thermoelectrics and thermophotovoltaics can harness and convert heat waste but tend to operate...
Eric SteigThe benefits of browsing paper copies of science journals.
Check this out: energy generation from waste, by capturing the tradition from not-that-hot objects.
Coolest paper I've read in some time. (No pun intended).
For the first time, observations show that ship emissions induce a cloud brightening effect on climate‐relevant spatial and temporal scales
Brightening is dominated by an increase in the number of ...
Eric SteigBack to regularly schedule climate information.
Here's a pretty neat finding:
"Changes in low clouds due to pollution from all sources block 1 Watt per square meter of solar energy."
From new paper led by Michael Diamond, UWAtmos and @UWPCC
This is mostly an excuse to publish a blogpost using Rmarkdown. This is a system for combining R code in a “markdown” text document which can be readily compiled into html or pdf etc and also autom…
Eric SteigExhibit A, James Annan.
"Before I start I should point out that I have no particular authority to speak on this topic. I’m writing about coronavirus COVID-19 from a position of no more knowledge than anyone else who has followed the media."
A very American story about capitalism consuming our national preparedness and resiliency.
Eric SteigThe problem with the "efficicieny" argument we've been sold on for decades, in a nutshell:
"Hospitals began to run out of masks ... because their supply chains ... are built to optimize efficiency, not resiliency.'"
The president is brazenly grabbing his only clear option to bolster his re-election hopes, portraying himself as a take-charge leader the country can’t afford to lose.
Eric SteigThe difference between the ability of George W. Bush to get relected as a "wartime president" -- in spite of his incompetence -- and the chance that Trump will succeed in the same way is that this time the war is HERE, not in Iraq.
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Eric Steig"...Did we get good advice from the president of the United States for the first 12 weeks? No. All we got were lies. This is the most irresponsible act of an elected official that I've ever witnessed in my lifetime."
--Epidemiologist Larry Brilliant
As we collectively reel from the changes wrought by the current pandemic, people are being drawn by analogy to climate issues - but analogies can be tricky and often distort as much as they illuminate. For instance, in the Boston Globe, Jeff...
The Defense Protection Act gives presidents extraordinary powers to make supplies like masks. But some of Mr. Trump’s advisers suggest they are adhering to longstanding conservative opposition to big government.
Eric SteigTrump is putting our lives at risk as a matter of "conservative principles".
Hospital ships stayed in port, veterans hospitals awaited orders and requests for help went unanswered, as much of the government remained on the sidelines.
Eric SteigThis is not responsible reporting, @NYTimes.
Your articles states that an internal gov't report "concludes" the pandemic will last 18 months.
That's not what the report says. It ASSUMES that, for planning purposes. Totally different.
The Senate majority leader has encouraged judges thinking about stepping down to do so soon to ensure that Republicans confirm their replacements this year.
Eric SteigMcConnell knows very well his party will be decimated in November.
Democrats need to do everything they can to stop his last-minute power grab. As McConnell himself has said, "let the American people decide" the makeup of the courts.