California Water Infrastructure is Unsustainable

Continuing to prop up unsustainable infrastructure with duck tape is a lost cause…..Perhaps some of the failing infrastructure should not have been built at all. “Pork barrel” water projects built without consideration for their sustainability will ultimately fail.

“The damage at Oroville is just one example of how state and federal authorities are struggling to manage the flow of water — and the challenge of aging infrastructure in a water storage system that has not been updated significantly in several decades.” click here

Most Oppose Sanctuary Cities in California?

“A poll conducted by the University of California Berkeley in January found that in the state of California, where sanctuary cities are particularly prominent, 74 percent would like to see them abolished.”  click here

Recent Climate-Related Research finds no Evidence of a Global Temperature “Hockey Stick” Increase

“Within the last month, another 14 papers have been published that continue to cast doubt on the popularized conception of an especially unusual global-scale warming during modern times.” Click here for the Notrickszone

China Air Pollution Study has Serious Weaknesses; Non-conclusive

Peng Yin, Guojun He, Maoyong Fan, Kowk Yan Chiu, Maorong Fan, Chang Liu, An Xue, Tong Liu, Yuhang Pan, Quan Mu, Maigeng Zhou. Particulate air pollution and mortality in 38 of China’s largest cities: time series analysis. BMJ 2017;356:j667 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j667

The findings of this particular study (click here) and been seriously questioned (click here). If not considered, cigarette smoking is a huge confounding factor in any study involving the respiratory system. Confidence limits on the analysis must be considered when evaluating data.

World’s First Planned Zero-Carbon City is Not

“Now the world’s first planned sustainable city – the marquee project of the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) plan to diversify the economy from fossil fuels – could well be the world’s first green ghost town.

As of this year – when Masdar was originally scheduled for completion – managers have given up on the original goal of building the world’s first planned zero-carbon city.” click here for full article

Proposed Safe Drinking Water Act of 2017 (HR 1068)

If history is repeated the Democrat proposal to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act is a strategic set-up for 2018 elections.. Yes, the Safe Drinking Water Act needs to be amended and reauthorized. But will the provisions of this bill be seriously considered? Stay tuned.

Full text of HR 1068 Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 2017

Bill introduced to keep the USEPA HONEST