Category Archives: Global Warming

Remembering Why The Office Of Technology Assessment Was Eliminated

By Republicans, of course. Recent events, such as the Facebook hearing on Capitol Hill, have made it clear that we are governed by those who do not understand technology very well, to put it charitably (boldface mine): A quartet of … Continue reading

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Amazing What Not Having To Run In A Republican Primary Will Do For One’s ‘Evolution’

New NASA chief and former Republican congressman Jim Bridenstine has had a change of mind (boldface mine): NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, who previously questioned whether humans are primarily responsible for climate change, left no doubt Wednesday that his position has … Continue reading

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Amidst Of All Il Trumpe’s Insanity, Keep An Eye On EPA’s Pruitt

Because EPA chief Scott Pruitt is likely to do something like this (boldface mine): John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, has killed an effort by the head of the Environmental Protection Agency to stage public debates challenging … Continue reading

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The War On Science (and -ists): The Department Of Interior Edition

Because you can’t have Science without scientists. Or, if you prefer, why civil service protections matter (boldface mine): I am not a member of the deep state. I am not big government. I am a scientist, a policy expert, a … Continue reading

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The Republican War On Standards

And I’m not referring to the usual pundit complaint about how mean and uncivil everyone is supposedly being. I mean the National Institute of Standards and Technology (‘NIST’). While it’s fun to joke about NIST being the keepers of official … Continue reading

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Thoughts On “The Nonpartisan Nerd Parade”

To use Buzzfeed’s phrase. Hughes (boldface mine): The programming could be called a lot of things. Inspiring, maybe. Nerdy. Wholesome. Boring. But it was not in any way controversial. And in that way it felt like a missed opportunity, bizarrely … Continue reading

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When Global Warming Intrudes Into Mundane Decisions

In D.C., RFK stadium, which is getting on in years and come 2019 won’t have any sportsball teams using it, occupies a large swath of the city. This, of course, in a city with high housing prices, leads to discussions … Continue reading

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