Dark Skies Over California

It is mid-day in the San Francisco Bay Area but the skies are dark and orange from high altitude smoke. In previous weeks there was low altitude smoke which made for low highway visibility. However, today the light levels are like just before sunset. Satellite pictures show dense smoke covering nearly the entire state of …

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California Chooses Wildfires Again Instead of Controlled Fires

California has over 800,000 acres of wildfires. The biggest fires are only 10-15% contained. These fires will easily pass 1 million acres of fires. California had about 150 million dead trees in 2019 and about 20 million trees are dying every year. California likely has about 170 million dead trees. California trees tend to grow …

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Millions Must Get Solar and Batteries or Live Without Utility Power

California electrical utilities and government has failed on forest management and failed on managing the electrical grid. PG&E will regularly cut power from September to February each year for the next 14 years to around 2 million people. Another 1 million will get regular power cuts from Southern California Edison. The forest mismanagement means that …

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Oil Prices Up 19% At the Open and USA is Ready to Hit Saudi Attackers

Oil prices hit their highest in four months after Houthi drone attacks damaged Saudia Arabia oil refineries. At the start of trading, Brent crude jumped 19% to $71.95 a barrel, while the other major benchmark, West Texas Intermediate, rose 15% to $63.34. Iran has been backing the Houthi. Saudi Arabia oil supply was attacked. There …

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Asteroid Day 2019 Promotion and NASA, ESA Lists of Asteroid Impact Risks

Asteroid Day is June 28. It is the official United Nations’ day of global awareness and education about asteroids. Redbubble is the largest global marketplace for independent artists. They are partnering to inspire the world about asteroids. Redbubble announced the launch of a global design contest in May, calling on a community of more than …

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Defenses Against the Biggest Risk We Face

Bill Gates says the biggest risk that we reasonably face is a bioterrorism attack or natural pandemics. Pandemic and Epidemic Risks Relatively average costs for more serious infectious events are high in terms of deaths and costs. One study found the worldwide spread of a serious infectious disease could result in pandemic-related deaths of 700,000 …

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Asteroid 2003 SD220 is 2000 Meters Long and Will Pass Within 7 Million Miles Dec 24

Arecibo Observatory has observed near-Earth asteroid (NEA) 2003 SD220, which will have its closest approach to Earth on December 24. Although designated as “potentially hazardous,” this asteroid will be 28 times further away than our Moon and therefore poses no present danger to Earth. There is neither chance of impact nor any other effects due …

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